CME Program

DoctorsAtGrandRoundsProvidence is committed to offer continuing medical education (CME) that improves physician competence, performance and patient outcomes.

Our Spokane CME Program utilizes established adult education theories and multiple delivery formats, ensuring high quality activities that meet your learning needs, and effective teaching methods for a diverse audience of medical staff and allied health professionals.

In addition, joint sponsorship is provided to support other organizations to provide Category 1 CME credit for educational activities that meet the Providence CME Mission.

Would you like to apply for CME 1 credit for an educational event?

Please contact our CME Program Coordinator:
Alan Hirayama, MS, MBA
Phone: 509-474-3391
Fax: 509-474-3397
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Would you like assistance with event planning?

Please contact our Continuing Professional Development Event Coordinator:
Shannon Staudenraus
Phone: 509-474-7207
Fax: 509-474-7105
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Have a CME 1 transcript request?

Please contact our Educational Services Administrative Assistant:
Kassi Young
Phone: 509-474-3390
Fax: 509-474-3397
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Frequently asked questions

  • How often must a physician report CME hours to Washington state?
    Every four years at the time of renewal physicians must report 200 hours of CME. Failure to report CME may render a license renewal invalid. See WAC 246-919-430
  • How long should I retain CME 1 documentation?
    Physicians should retain CME 1 certificates as proof of attendance and credits earned for four years.
  • How do I find CME activities relevant to my field/specialty? Click the links in the menu on this page to view upcoming CME 1 educational activities.
  • Why must I sign-in at every CME 1 event?
    Your signature is proof that you attended a CME activity. If you are a PHS employee, your employee number assists us in verifying your signature to ensure that you receive proper credit.

Conferences and Grand Rounds 

Education for health care professionals only. Cardiovascular Grand Rounds are typically held the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. Have questions? Call 509-340-3204.

Accreditation notes

  • Providence Health Care is accredited by the Washington State Medical Association CME Accreditation Committee to sponsor continuing medical education activities for physicians.
  • Providence Health Care designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 hours in Category I to satisfy the re-licensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.
  • Providence Health Care designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME Category 2 Credit available.

Education for health care professionals only. Our Spokane Medicine Grand Rounds is a monthly CME-accredited lecture series that is primarily aimed at the internal medicine hospitalists and other inpatient clinicians at Sacred Heart and Holy Family hospitals, and also enjoys a collaborative relationship with the internal medicine residency training program based at Sacred Heart.

These presentations are also available via Northwest TeleHealth (contact your local site coordinator for details), and MediaSite - live or post-event (CME is available for live viewers only). Call Shelley, 509-474-3260 for details.

The mix of local physician and outside speakers are sponsored by the IMR Spokane Visiting Professor Lectureship, with support from Providence Health Care Foundation.

Accreditation Notes:

  • Providence Health Care is accredited by the Washington State Medical Association CME Accreditation Committee to sponsor continuing medical education activities for physicians.
  • Providence Health Care designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 hours in Category I to satisfy the re-licensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.
  • Providence Health Care designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME Category 1 Credit available.

Surgery, Pediatric and Orthopedic Trauma M&M case reviews for health care providers.

Orthopedic trauma conferences

Held 6-8 a.m. every third Thursday of each month
Avista Classroom, Sacred Heart Medical Center

Call 509-474-4567 for more information.

Pediatric surgery cases and mortality reviews

Meets 9-10 a.m. every fourth Tuesday of the month (except December)
Fred Cox Boardroom, Sacred Heart Medical Center

Call 509-474-5445 for more information. This series is also available via Northwest TeleHealth, and currently connects to Anchorage, Boise, Portland and Seattle.

Pediatric trauma morbidity and mortality series

Meets 7-8 a.m. the third Thursday of every other month (March, May, July, September and November)
Sacred Heart Children's Hospital Administrative Boardroom

Call 509-474-3343 for more information.

Trauma morbidity and mortality conferences

Meets 7-8 a.m. the third Tuesday of each month (except in December)
Holy Family Health Education Center, rooms 4 and 5

Meets 5:30-7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month
(except in December)
Administrative Boardroom, Sacred Heart Medical Center

Call 509-474-3343 or 509-474-4924 for more information.

Accreditation notes:

  • Providence Health Care is accredited by the Washington State Medical Association CME Accreditation Committee to sponsor continuing medical education activities for physicians
  • Providence Health Care designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 hours in Category I to satisfy the re-licensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.
  • Providence Health Care designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Case conferences are held every month. Call 509-474-4567 for more information.

Conferences, meetings and education for medical professionals. Call 509-474-5805 for more information.

General cancer tumor boards

Meet weekly, Thursday mornings | 7-8 a.m.
Sacred Heart Radiation Oncology Library (L-3)
Holy Family Radiation Oncology Classroom

Also available via Northwest TeleHealth (contact your site coordinator for more information). Reservations should be made at least two business days before the event.

Breast cancer tumor board

Meet weekly, Tuesday mornings | 7-8 a.m.
Sacred Heart Radiation Oncology Library (L-3)
Holy Family Radiation Oncology Classroom

Also linked to Cancer Care Northwest - North, South, and Valley locations - via Northwest TeleHealth.

Chest tumor board

Meet weekly, Friday mornings | 7-8 a.m.
Sacred Heart Radiation Oncology Library (L-3)
Holy Family Radiation Oncology Classroom

Also linked to Cancer Care Northwest - North, South, and Valley locations - and Deaconess Hospital via Northwest TeleHealth.

Head and neck cancer tumor board

Meet weekly, Wednesday mornings | 7-8 a.m.
Sacred Heart Radiation Oncology Library (L-3)
Holy Family Radiation Oncology Classroom

Also linked to Cancer Care Northwest - North, South, and Valley locations - and Deaconess Hospital via Northwest TeleHealth.

Hematology tumor board

Meet weekly, Tuesday afternoons | 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Sacred Heart Radiation Oncology Library (L-3)
Holy Family Radiation Oncology Classroom

Liver and Pancreas Tumor Board

Meets weekly, Wednesday mornings | 7-8 a.m.
Sacred Heart Avista Classrooms (Main Floor)

Neuro cancer tumor board

Meet weekly, Monday mornings | 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Sacred Heart Radiation Oncology Library (L-3)
Holy Family Radiation Oncology Classroom

Accreditation notes:

  • Providence Health Care is accredited by the Washington State Medical Association CME Accreditation Committee to sponsor continuing medical education activities for physicians.
  • Providence Health Care designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 hours in Category I to satisfy the re-licensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.
  • Providence Health Care designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.