Welcome to DRMC CME

The purpose of the Office of Continuing Medical Education at Desert Regional Medical Center is to provide continuing educational needs to the medical community. This is in an environment that is always evolving, and CME strives to narrow the professional practice gaps of learners while providing high-quality evidence-based activities.

The California legislature intended AB 1195 and AB 241 to encourage physicians and surgeons to meet the cultural and linguistic concerns of California’s diverse patient population. Additionally planners, faculty and speakers are encouraged to consider legislative intent when planning, developing, executing and evaluating CME activities.

CMA Continuing Medical Education

CLC and IB Standards

The California Medical Association (CMA) believes cultural and linguistic competencies are essential to providing quality and accessible care, and also acknowledges that society has embedded and endemic structural racism and biases that affect the care that an individual receives.

To help bridge the gap, CMA’s continuing medical education (CME) team (CMA CME) has updated cultural and linguistic competency (CLC) standards and created standards for implicit bias (IB) that reduce health disparities, as well as comply with state law. CME providers must meet the various components to comply with state law beginning on January 1, 2022, and thereafter.

Business and Professions (B&P) Code Section 2190 requires CMA to develop standards for CLC and IB for inclusion in CME activities. B&P 2190 is codified through Assembly Bill (AB) 1195 (Coto, 2005) and AB 241 (Kamlager-Dove, 2019).

To view the required Standards, click here.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education website is under construction and will be active in early 2023.