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Moore receives continuing medical education service award

Mar. 17, 2022, 8:59 AM


by Kathy Whitney

Don Moore, PhD

The Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME) has selected Don Moore, PhD, as the recipient of its Distinguished Service in Continuing Medical Education Award.

Moore, professor of Medical Education and Administration, Emeritus, was director of the Office for Continuing Professional Development, which includes the Division of Continuing Medical Education and the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Portfolio Program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, from December 2000 to his retirement in June 2021.

The award is given to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to continuing medical education over an extended period (15 years or more is the suggested guide), or who has developed an outstanding innovation in continuing medical education representing an important advance in continuing medical education. Moore developed the CME Outcomes Framework which researchers can use when investigating how physicians learn and use what they learn in their practices.

While at Vanderbilt, Moore taught a Learning Theory and Teaching Applications course and led a variety of faculty development workshops at Vanderbilt. In addition, he served as director of Evaluation for the AMA-funded Re-imagining Residency project at Vanderbilt. He serves on the Advisory Committee for the Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, on the editorial board for the Journal of European Continuing Medical Education, and regularly reviews manuscripts for Academic Medicine, the Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, the Journal of European Continuing Medical Education, and Medical Teacher.

SACME is committed to promoting the highest value in patient care and health of the public through the scholarship of continuing medical and interprofessional education.

“Don is so deserving of this award. He has devoted his professional career to improving the world’s understanding of professional development, particularly for physicians, and the SACME award is due recognition for his internationally impactful work,” said Donald Brady, MD, senior associate dean for Health Sciences Education.

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