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Division of Continuing Health Professional Education

Welcome to the home page of Continuing Health Professional Education (CHPE) at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Our mission is to provide continuing education activities for practicing healthcare professionals in order to promote lifelong learning, expand knowledge and improve the skills necessary for the provision of quality health care in the state. 

University of Mississippi Medical Center strives to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific integrity in all its continuing education activities. 

All persons who have control over the content of any continuing education activity are expected to disclose the existence of any commercial relations or personal benefits that may be associated with the content. Speakers are also required to inform the audience when they have an intent to discuss an unlabeled use of a product and/or a product that does not have the Federal Drug Administration's approval for the use in discussion.

Mission

The mission of the University of Mississippi Medical Center Division of Continuing Health Professional Education (CHPE) program is to be an advocate for and a provider of continuing education that support a broad scope of life-long learning experiences. UMMC CHPE provides and facilitates diverse educational activities that are designed to promote change; improve learner knowledge and skills; and enhance behaviors and professional competence and /or performance to ultimately improve quality health care and the well-being of our community.

The overall goals of Continuing Health Professional Education at UMMC are to:

  • Develop and provide high quality, evidence-based, life-long learning experiences for health care professions in a cost-effective manner;
  • Provide activities identified by proven professional practice gaps and needs of health care providers to maintain competence in their chosen area of health care practice; 
  • Deliver activities designed to advance physician competence, enhance practice performance, promote patient safety, interpersonal and communication skills and professionalism and, where possible, improve patient outcomes based on scope of practice;
  • Present activities which will ultimately lead to a healthier Mississippi and aid in the elimination of health disparities;  
  • Provide activities for all physician disciplines and other health care providers including dentists, nurses, pharmacists, social workers and allied healthcare professionals at the local, state, regional and national level;
  • Encourage multidisciplinary activities to provide knowledge and practice for all members of the health care team.
The Division of the University of Mississippi Medical Center Continuing Health Professional Education (CHPE) supports the UMMC mission and vision through the diverse offerings and broad scope of life-long learning experiences provided.