Office of Continuing Medical Education

1632 Stone St., Saginaw, MI 48602
Phone: 989-746-7602
Fax: 989-746-7579

Accredited with Commendation by the
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through March 2024.

Judy BlebeaJudy Blebea, MD
Medical Director

Phone: 989-774-1612

Joan C. FordJoan C. Ford, CHCP

Phone: 989-746-7555
Mobile: 989-259-4036

Melissa MorseMelissa Morse
CME Program Specialist

Phone: 989-746-7602

Central Michigan University College of Medicine/Medical Education Partners Office of Continuing Medical Education is committed to fostering an environment rich in professional development opportunities for physicians and inter-professional health care teams.

Through integrating new technologies, identifying and overcoming barriers to change, and providing state-of-the-art health care information and research, we strive to improve physician knowledge, competence, performance and patient outcomes for all populations throughout Michigan.


The Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) provides, develops and implements CME activities to improve clinician knowledge, competence, professional performance and ultimately patient care and health outcomes for all populations. The types of CME activities engendered emphasize clinical knowledge, research, teaching, administration and leadership.

Content Areas

CME activities address needs of practicing physicians, teaching faculty and the inter-professional health care team encompassing:

  • Evidence-based medical knowledge
  • Patient care and procedural skills
  • Practice-based learning and improvement
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Professionalism
  • Systems-based practice
  • Values and ethics

Target Audience

CME serves the physician and inter-professional health care that comprise the medical communities in mid- and northeastern Michigan.

Types of Activities

CME provides a wide range of educational formats including (but not limited to):

  • Medical grand rounds
  • Regularly scheduled series
  • Live courses
  • Seminars
  • Conferences
  • Web-based CME and enduring materials


CME programs are designed to promote safety and improve patient outcomes across the multi-disciplinary clinical landscape by improving physician and the inter-professional health care team members knowledge, competence, strategies, and performance.

Mildred Willy, MD, FACEP

CME Chair
Associate Dean, Office of Student Affairs
Clinical Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
Central Michigan University College of Medicine

Judy Blebea, MD

Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs & Faculty Development
CMU College of Medicine

John Lowry, PhD

Director, Faculty Development
CMU College of Medicine

Edgar L. Allport, MD

Plastic Surgeon

Shane Hunt, RN

Director, Emergency Services
St. Mary's of Michigan

Ganesh D. Kini, MD, PhD, FACP, FHM

Hospital Medical Director
Covenant HealthCare

Jeffery Laux, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist
Covenant HealthCare

Michelle R. Mora, RN, BSN, EMT-P

Manager, Covenant HealthCare Simulation Center
CMU College of Medicine, Saginaw

Juliette M. Perzhinsky, MD, MSc

Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
CMU College of Medicine
CMU Medical Education Partners


Chair of Medicine
CMU College of Medicine

Tamara Sawyer, MSHAL, MLIS, AHIP

Manager, Knowledge Services
CMU Medical Education Partners

Caroline Scott, MD

Family Medicine

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