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A Core Curriculum in Adult Primary Care Medicine


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A Core Curriculum in
 Adult Primary Care Medicine
September 2013 – May 2014

SPONSORED BY - Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Needham

TARGET AUDIENCE - This program is uniquely designed for primary care practitioners.

WHEN - One Saturday a month  - September 2013 through May 2014 

WHERE - Dedham Holiday Inn - Dedham, Massachusetts

TIME - 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

COURSE DIRECTOR - Beth Manning, MD, MPH - Staff Physician, Affiliated Physicians Group - Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Needham

THE FACULTY - All lecturers have been selected for proven teaching ability, are affiliated with major teaching hospitals, and hold appointments at one of the following medical schools: Boston University, Harvard University, Tufts University, or University of Massachusetts.

EDUCATIONAL NEED ADDRESSED - In these days of fast paced clinical changes it is crucial for primary care practitioners to continuously update their knowledge and skills in the area of evidence based medicine, specifically - current best practices, diagnostic skills, risk factor identification and current treatment options. Participants of this program will receive a post meeting summary to reinforce and enhance the learning experience.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE - At the conclusion of each of our monthly meetings, the participants will be able to articulate current knowledge in each of the subspecialty areas. Twenty-four areas of study have been identified as basic to primary care adult medicine:    1. Allergy/Immunology 2. Cardiovascular Medicine 3. Computers in Medicine 4. Dermatology 5. Endocrinology 6. Family Practice 7. Gastroenterology 8. Geriatrics 9. Gynecology and Gynecological Endocrinology 10. Hematology/Oncology 11. Infectious Diseases 12. Metabolism 13. Nephrology 14. Neurology 15. Ophthalmology 16. Orthopedics & Sports Medicine 17. Otolaryngology 18. Pulmonary Medicine 19. Preventive Medicine 20. Psychiatry 21. Rheumatology 22. Risk Management (as mandated by the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Medicine) 23. Surgery in Office Practice 24. Urology in Office Practice

THE CORE CURRICULUM MEMBERSHIP - The Core Curriculum in Adult Primary Care Medicine membership is comprised of primary care providers practicing throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Southern New Hampshire, and Northern Connecticut. Our membership is dedicated to providing practical information that furthers professional and economic well-being. The Core Curriculum program provides Category 1 credits at low cost and at a convenient location. Because more than 90% of the cost of an educational program relates to income lost from time away from practice, our programs are routinely held on Saturday mornings. 


  • Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Needham is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • The Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital - Needham designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (s)™. 
  • Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.
  • The AAFP invites comments on any activity that has been approved for AAFP CME credit.
  • Please forward your comments on the quality of this activity to
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants - The American Academy of Physician Assistants accepts Prescribed credit from the AAFP.
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners - The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners recognizes activities approved for AAFP credit as acceptable toward CE requirements for nurse practitioners.

2013-2014 Programs:

September 7,2013 – General Internal Medicine

October 5, 2013 – Cardiovascular Medicine

October 19, 2013 – Pain Management – End of Life

November 16,2013 – Orthopedics

December 14, 2013 – Neurology-Psychiatry

January 11, 2014 – Infectious Disease

February 8, 2014 – Endocrinology

March 8, 2014 – Hematology-Oncology

April 12, 2014 – Pulmonary Medicine

May 10, 2014 – Urology

Contact Information

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham
148 Chestnut Street
Needham, MA 02492