Welcome to the home page for OCPD, the Office of Continuing Professional Development! This newly revised website is focused on the needs of our faculty with many opportunities from which staff, and health professions students and trainees within the Carilion Clinic System (Carilion Clinic System, which includes the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and the Jefferson College of Health Sciences) may also benefit.
Continuing Professional Development is a term that covers a great deal of territory! Our vision is reflected in our Office’s organizational structure, where we have combined three previously separate units: Continuing Medical Education (CME), Simulation, and Faculty Development into a single Office. Our goal is to provide a streamlined support unit that will help meet the ongoing learning needs of a variety of groups across our health system. Each of our program areas units can be viewed as tools to facilitate continuous learning across the continuum of health professions training and practice.
It is our sincere hope that every learning activity we provide or sponsor will enable participants to get better at what they do every day, whether it is clinical care, teaching and assessing students, communicating effectively, conducting high quality research, or leading administrative units or other programs. In our view, all of these elements ultimately contribute to safer and higher quality patient care, both now and in the future. We are pleased you have landed on our site. We invite you to explore the various types of activities we provide and we welcome your feedback, questions, and/or comments!