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About our CME Program

Our Mission

Lee Health, being dedicated to provide quality primary, secondary, and selected tertiary healthcare services to the citizens of Lee County and surrounding counties of Southwest Florida, supports Continuing Medical Education for physicians and allied health professionals.

The purpose of the Continuing Medical Education program is to provide ongoing, easily accessible, current and relevant educational offerings that meet the needs of physicians and allied health professionals in Lee County and surrounding counties. The CME program strives to provide innovative, evidence-based education that will increase knowledge, skills, and professional performance to promote the delivery of safe and effective health care and improve the health status of patients in SW Florida.

Due to the diversity of physician specialties, there is a general focus for education across the specialty spectrum. The educational presentation from local physicians, national faculty and allied health professionals will be of sufficient merit to fully comply with the requirements mandated by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) for accredited programs.

Continuing Medical Education for the Lee Health staff, other Florida physicians and retired physicians will be provided by live lecture, specialty conferences, enduring materials, internet Point of Care and the Lee health CME website on the internet. All CME activities are reviewed and approved by the multidisciplinary CME Committee. CME topics are selected from identified needs/practice gaps within the health system and community. Expected results include improving patient care as evidenced by physician perception, practice changes and system quality data. The CME Committee also reviews evaluation summaries bimonthly and quality data as part of the overall program evaluation.

Lee Health offers joint providership to non-CME accredited organization and follows the same planning and evaluation process as direct providership.

FMA Statement & Accreditation

 Lee Health System is accredited by the Florida Medical Association (FMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Florida Medical Association as an accreditor recognized by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) certifies that Lee Health has fulfilled the intra-state accreditation requirements for Accreditation with Commendation.


All CME activities are reviewed and approved by the multidisciplinary CME Committee.

Continuing Medical Education Committee Members

  • Elvin Mendez,MD, Co-Chairman - Allergy 
  • Dolan Abu Aouf, PA Co-Chairman

Ex-Officio Members

  • Tracy Ferrer, CME Coordinator
  • MILS
  • Suzanne Turner, Pharm.D.

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CME Requirements for Licensure

The Florida Department of Health in conjunction with the Board of Medicine and the Board of Osteopathic Medicine sets the CME requirements for physician licensure in Florida. Each Board specifies a certain number of hours, including a few mandatory topics, that must be completed within each two year license term.

ADA Program Accessibility

The Lee Health CME office accommodates persons with disabilities. Call the CME Coordinator to discuss your needs. To ensure accommodation, please register at least two weeks before the start of the lecture.

Privacy Policy

The Lee Health CME office does not share, sell, or rent its mailing lists. All information provided is held in confidence by the FH CME Department.