Continuing Medical Education (CME)

Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development (CME/CPD)

The Aspirus Mission - We heal people, promote health and strengthen communities.

Continuing Medical Education Mission


The mission of Aspirus, Inc.'s Continuing Medical Education (CME) program is to provide quality evidence-based CME which develops, enhances, and maintains knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships while advancing initiatives dedicated to improving the health of all we serve.

Content Areas

The curriculum includes a range of primary care and specialty educational activities free of commercial bias.  Gaps are identified in the learners’ current or potential scope of professional practice by conducting surveys, needs assessments, and reviewing quality and benchmark data.  CME activities are designed to advance knowledge and competence, continuously improve clinical skills and performance, and/or address professional behaviors related to the practice of medicine.  Activities are designed to improve the overall quality and safety of patient care while incorporating the desired physician attributes as defined by the ACCME and/or ABMS competencies.

Target Audience

The target audience of the CME program is designed primarily on the specific needs of Aspirus affiliated physicians.  We welcome and encourage residents, allied health professionals, and medical students to participate in educational activities.  Our activities encourage and incorporate the “team of professionals” as participants when appropriate.

Types of Activities

Multiple types of live CME include Regularly Scheduled Series, annual conferences, and/or regional conferences in a variety of formats.  As appropriate based on support of objectives and desired results, formats may include didactic lectures, concurrent and retrospective case reviews, review and discussion of journal articles, panel discussions, simulation, and/or hands-on learning.  Technology is utilized to provide live experiences to remote locations within the Aspirus network.

Expected Results

The expected results of the education we provide are that our learners:

  •   report greater confidence in their ability to achieve the desired results of interventions expressed in the objectives;
  •   demonstrate improvement in their ability to apply strategy to a practice situation using the knowledge gained as shown in analyses of evaluations and/or data collection;
  •   make a commitment to change their practice/behavior and/or apply newly acquired strategies as measured immediately after the activity, with some confirmation of those changes via a post-event evaluation and/or show improvement of favorable impact on targeted performance and/or patient outcomes through quality and/or patient safety measures.

The results of these assessments will be analyzed to guide program changes and improvements.

Contact Us

Continuing Medical Education & Professional Development

Aspirus CME Office
Aspirus Wausau Hospital
Room 1-359 (Medical Library)
333 Pine Ridge Blvd
Wausau, WI  54401

ACCME Accreditation

Aspirus, Inc. is accredited by the Wisconsin Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Wisconsin Medical Society defines Continuing Medical Education (CME) as consisting of educational activities that serve to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public, or the profession.