The Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Trustees authorized the creation of the University of Mississippi Medical Center Continuing Health Professional Education in 1974. The department was organized to accommodate the demand for multidisciplinary continuing health professional education offered at the Medical Center in keeping with its purpose “of improved health and well-being for the citizens of Mississippi...”
The purpose of CHPE is to participate in all areas related to planning and implementation of UMMC-sponsored and jointly provided continuing education activities in order to effectively accomplish the institution’s continuing education mission. CHPE serves as a link between the schools, departments and divisions at the Medical Center and health care practitioners in the state for postgraduate non-academic learning experiences.
Department goals include:
Continuing health professional education consists of planned, organized learning experiences designed to augment the knowledge, skills and attitudes of health care professionals for the enhancement of their practice, education, administration and research to the end of improving health care to the public.