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Indian Medical Association of Southern California is devoted to the promotion of the science and art of medicine and the care and well-being of patients, protecting and improving the public health and the betterment of the medical profession. The mission statement for continuing medical education is reflective of the IMASC’s commitment to these goals and it’s the CME Committee’s view that continuing medical education is a vital element for improving the quality of patient care.

Mission Statement:
The mission of the IMASC, as an accredited provider of CME, is to improve the quality of healthcare and advance the practice of medicine by providing scientifically accurate, up-to-date and relevant CME.

Goals & Expected Results:
The goals of IMASC and the expected results of its CME program are to:

Provide Category 1 educational activities that:
  o Are consistent with the status of the State of California and ACCME Essentials
  o Improve the quality of patient care delivered
  o Improve the knowledge and clinical skills of healthcare providers
  o Promote skills in medical leadership and professional ethics
  o Foster leadership to improve patient care in diverse and rapidly changing healthcare settings
  o Demonstrate relevant, measurable outcomes based improvements
Provide a forum for its members to share and exchange their knowledge in an informal setting on a regular basis and to allow interaction with experts among the members of the organization and from experts from the medical community at large
Provide education to the membership in an effort to assist them with meeting regulatory education requirements.

The scope of the CME effort is primarily targeted to physicians residing in the State of California, but remain relevant for all healthcare providers. The educational activities provided are consistent with goals of the CME program of the IMASC.

Target Audience:
The target audience is physicians representing the full range of medical practice including primary care physicians, specialists, medical staff leaders, chiefs of staff, managed care medical directors and physicians with a need for information and knowledge about medico-legal and public health topics. Other potential participants include allied professional staff who work collaboratively with physicians.

Types of Activities:
The general types of activities offered range from conferences of one or two hours’ duration to longer symposia of one or more days in length. Educational activities presentation methodology uses a range of educational methods. These include didactic, interactive demonstrations of techniques, panels, and small group workshops.