The Wake Forest School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) helps physicians and other health care providers recognize the difference between their current practice and what could lead to practice improvement known as practice gaps. The anticipated outcomes are better and safer care for individuals, families, communities and populations. 


As set forth in the core mission statement of Wake Forest School of Medicine, the Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) is committed to providing superior, ethical and timely continuing medical education (CME) to health care professionals, specifically physicians, thereby supporting them in constant self-evaluative improvement and lifelong learning of biomedical knowledge and better enabling them to provide optimal, safe patient care leading to the improved health and well-being of the general public.

The OCME through its CME application process, assists health care providers to address knowledge gaps that lead to changes in physician competence, performance and/or patient outcomes depending on the CME activity. With its efforts to improve knowledge, skills, attitudes, abilities and performance, the OCME encourages constant self-evaluation of the learner — reinforcing current knowledge and facilitating awareness of weaknesses and opportunities for improved learning, thus developing desirable attributes for today’s and tomorrow’s health care providers.

The provision of CME not only encourages an appreciation of lifelong learning, but recognition of the value of teaching to others, from students to veteran practitioners. The OCME encourages incorporation of this value into the Wake Forest School of Medicine promotion and tenure process, the molding of future physicians and professional colleague interaction.

OCME Support Staff

The Office of Continuing Medical Education is available to assist you with your CME event.  Please contact one of our coordinators. 

Michael Lischke, Ed, MPH
Richard M. Janeway, MD, Distinguished Director of Northwest AHEC
Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education

Christina Clarke, MS, HS-BCP

Kojo Danquah-Duah, MPH

Larry Freeman, DMin, LCAS 
Faculty Committee Coordinator

Karen Fritz

Regular office hours are from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, on the 3rd floor of McCreary Tower at BB&T Field or a place of mutual convenience.