Continuing Medical and Clinical Education

Quincy Medical Center is committed to providing up-to-date, comprehensive educational programming – including continuing medical education programs (CME) and clinical education units (CEU) - for our affiliated physicians, nurses and staff. 

Our medical and clinical education curricula is designed to allow our health care providers to share and disseminate the latest clinical information and research findings and allows for a greater understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of many medical conditions.  


Quincy Medical Center recognizes the importance of continuing medical education (CME) in improving the quality of medical care for its patients. Given the rapidly changing nature of health care, high quality CME is essential to maintaining a high standard of care in our specialties.  CME conferences utilize the talents of faculty from the most respected hospitals and physician practices in the area to create an opportunity for professional growth. 

The departments of medicine and surgery furthers this mission by sponsoring the annual Marie A. Curry Breast Cancer Symposium each May where many attendees are patients themselves, family and friends personally touched by the disease, supporters and advocates of research, prevention and access to treatment and care. 

CME programs are sponsored by Boston University School of Medicine, and physicians participating in our conferences can receive credits from the BU School of Medicine through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

Monthly educational offerings for physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals include


Grand rounds is a term commonly used to describe CME series that occur on a consistent, ongoing basis. These programs are not one-time educational activities, but part of a regular schedule. 

Medical Grand Rounds, 4th Wednesday of the month, 8 
– 9 a.m., B/C conference room, Course director, Charles Rippberger, MD

Surgical Grand Rounds, 2nd Tuesday of the month, 8 – 9 a.m., B/C conference room, Course director, Nissage Cadet, MD

Neurology Grand Rounds, 4th Wednesday of the month, 8 – 9 a.m., B/C conference room, Course director, Anil Nair, MD

Cardiology Grand Rounds, 4th Tuesday of the month, noon – 1 p.m., B/C conference room, Course director, Alan Berrick, MD

Schwartz Center Rounds, 2nd Friday – every other month, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., B/C Conference Room, Course director, Apurv Gupta, MD


Case Conferences are discussion-based activities during which anyone in the audience may contribute content/information to the discussion of a case.  However, cases presented at Surgical & Medical M & M conferences are reviewed only by peers and attendees are invited to attend.  

Surgical Morbidity & Mortality (M&M), 2nd Tuesday of the month, 7 – 8 a.m., B/C conference room, Course director, Nissage Cadet, MD, Peer-reviewed – invitation only, Risk Management Credit

Medical Morbidity & Mortality (M&M), 3rd Wednesday of the month, 9 – 10 a.m., B4 Conference Room, Course director, Robert Dart, MD, Peer-reviewed – invitation only Risk Management Credit

Medical Case Conference, 4th Thursday of the month, 6 – 7 p.m., A2 Conference Room, Course director, Georgina Nouaime, MD

Tumor Board, 1st Tuesday of the month, 7:30 – 9 a.m., B/C Conference Room, Course director, Jose Varghese, MD

Faculty disclosure

Faculty disclosures will be made at all grand rounds and case conferences.

Accreditation Statements

Boston University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Boston University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

To learn more about CME programs, contact Jane Happeny, medical education coordinator at 617-376-3172.

Clinical Education Units (CEU)

  • American Heart Association
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Legal and confidentiality issues
  • Management of high risk patients

Quincy Medical Center affiliated physicians, clinicians and staff, as well as clinicians and educators employed by affiliated practice sites and school systems are invited to participate in our schedule of CME AND CEU programming.

To learn more about:

  • Continuing Medical Education (CME) programs, contact 617-376-3172.
  • Clinical Education Units (CEU), contact 617-376-5590.


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