Continuing Medical Education

Our Mission

The Essentia Health’s 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.


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

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. In 2017, the Essentia Health CME department provided 1,664 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 TM credits. An estimated 38,350 participants attended these educational activities: 6,293 physicians and 32,257 non-physician attendees.

Our Team

Andrea K. Carlson, MEd, Education Associate
Cassie Grubbe, BS, Education Associate
Jennifer Lorimor, BS, Education Associate
Leslie Quinn, MBA, Education Associate
Anne Watson, BA, AV Media Specialist

Contact Us

To learn more about clinical placements at Essentia Health, call the CME Office at 218-786-4764.

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