Continuing medical education consists of educational activities that serve to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships physician use to provide services for patients, the public, or the profession. The content of CME is that body of knowledge and skills generally recognized and accepted by the profession as within the basic medical sciences, the discipline of clinical medicine, and the provision of health care to the public. All CME activities should assist physicians in carrying out their professional responsibilities more effectively and efficiently.
The New England College of Optometry (NECO) has been the educational and intellectual center of optometry in New England since 1894. NECO focuses on advancing visual health and sight for everyone by shaping the future of optometric education, patient care and public health. This optometric educational institution is recognized nationally and internationally because of its commitment to educate and prepare students to practice to the highest level of proficiency, integrity and professionalism, while confident in their ability to navigate the future demands of the profession and healthcare delivery. At the heart of this commitment is their applied approach to learning — by providing students with early and diverse clinical experiences to reflect and reinforce the knowledge they acquire in the classroom.