Continuing Medical Education
The Eye Center offers three yearly visiting professorships. These teaching events not only attract The Medical Center physicians and personnel, but also are considered regional teaching events for ophthalmologists from North Carolina, southwestern Virginia, eastern Tennessee and South Carolina. The University designates these continuing education activities for Category II credit.
Additionally, the Eye Center organizes and sponsors an Annual Wake Forest Baptist Health Eye Center Conference, which has become a significant regional ophthalmic meeting for the southeastern United States. The University designates this continuing education activity for Category I credit of the Physician's Recognition Award of the American Medical Association.
Involvement of local ophthalmologists in continuing medical education has been greatly enhanced by the addition of 15 clinical appointments to the Department. Most of these physicians come from Winston-Salem and neighboring cities in the Piedmont area of North Carolina and all give time and support to the Eye Center and The Medical Center in a variety of ways.