Continuing Medical Education

Our Mission

The Essentia Health Continuing Medical Education Program supports the organization’s mission to make a healthy difference in people’s lives. This goal is accomplished by providing evidence-based learning for physicians and other care team professionals to improve competence, performance, and patient outcomes. Impact is measured by learner intent to change practice and organizational performance and outcome metrics.


ACCME Accredited With Commenation Badge

Essentia Health is accredited by the Minnesota Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Essentia Health has been reviewed by the Minnesota Medical Association and awarded Accreditation with Commendation for six years as a provider of continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. Accreditation in the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) System seeks to assure the medical community and the public that Essentia Health delivers education that is relevant to clinicians’ needs, evidence-based, evaluated for its effectiveness, and independent of commercial influence

Primary Audience

Continuing Medical Education (CME) is designed for a physician audience, but all members of the healthcare team are encouraged to participate.

CME Office

Our goal is to implement and accredit CME activities that address professional gaps to improve physician competence, performance and knowledge. Visit the CME Activity Planning page for more information and resources on applying for CME credit for your educational activity. Sign in to your CME Portal for 24/7 access to:

  • Register for upcoming CME conferences
  • Download CME credit transcript
  • View/print past CME credit certificates
  • Track outside CME credits

Our Team

Jessica Carlson, Education Associate
Meghan Gantz, Education Associate
Jennifer Lorimor, Education Associate
Leslie Fontaine, MBA, Continuing Medical Education Supervisor

Contact Us

To learn more about Continuing Medical Education at Essentia Health, call the CME Office at 218-786-4764. Or, send an email.

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