Continuing Medical Education

Continuing Medical Education (CME) consists of educational activities that serve to maintain, develop or increase the knowledge, skills and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public or the profession.

The content of CME is the body of knowledge and skills generally recognized and accepted by the profession as within the basic medical sciences, the discipline of clinical medicine, and the provision of health care to the public [AMA House of Delegates policy #300.988]. CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center is accredited by the New Mexico Medical Society to provide Category 1 PRA credit hours for appropriate programming.  The department has regularly scheduled accredited activities and special CME accredited activities throughout the year.

Upcoming Events:

Physician Burnout


Elizabeth Lawrence, MD.
Monday, August 20th 2018 at 6:30 PM
Rio Chama, Abiquiu Room

CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Details & RSVP: Jefferson Davis


Elizabeth Lawrence, MD, attended Stanford University School of Medicine. She did her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at University of New Mexico and started her career as a faculty member at UNM with a clinical practice at the Albuquerque VA Medical Center. Sr. Lawrence joined a private practice in 2006 in Santa Fe and later joined La Familia. She is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, and Director of Physician and Student Wellness at the UNM School of Medicine.


Psychiatry and has identified a need for a better understanding of burnout and of ways to address this issue. More health care professionals as patients are hearing a lot about this issue and how physician burnout is associated with increased medical errors, suboptimal care, less satisfied patients, and more patient complaints. The ability to manage stress, seek help when needed, practice self-care, and work to improve the systems in which we practice are all characteristics of a competent, professional physician.


  • Describe the current model of physician well-being developed at Stanford and being used nationally.
  • Discuss the prevalence, causes, and consequences of clinician burnout.
  • Identify evidence based strategies to enhance personal resilience, promote a culture of wellness, and improve efficiency of practice.

A 3D View: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in Clinical Practice


Sandra G Adams, MD.
Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 (12-1 PM)
Vernick Conference Room

CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit


These activities have been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the New Mexico Medical Society (NMMS). CSVRMC is accredited by the NMMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center designates these live activities for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ each. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

These programs are not receiving any financial support from any commercial interests.