Continuing Medical Education

With rapid advances in technology and pharmaceuticals, all physicians must be engaged in lifelong learning or as some prefer to call it Continued Medical Education. Moreover, physicians must show a specified annual hourly commitment to earn CME credit hours as a condition of medical licensure. At each of the Hallmark Campuses we enjoy an accredited weekly CME program that brings prominent local and national orators to educate Physicians and other clinicians who chose to attend. The CME director is Ted Butler, MD and Nancy Mahoney is the CME Coordinator. All interested parties are invited.

Lawrence Memorial Hospital

Visiting Clinician Program

November 2015

8 a.m. unless otherwise noted

Tuesday, November 17, 2015      
“What’s New in Cataract Surgery…?”
Samir Melki, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, HMS
Staff, Hallmark Health System

Tuesday, November 24, 2015  12:00 noon  Johnson Conference Room
“Osteoporosis:  Update 2015”
Partha S. Sinha, MD
Hallmark Health Medical Associates
Staff, Hallmark Health System

December 2015

8 a.m. unless otherwise noted



Melrose-Wakefield Hospital

November 2015

8 a.m. unless otherwise noted

Wednesday, November 18, 2015      
“Overactive Bladder”
Janet Li, MD
Instructor in Gynecology, HMS
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Wednesday, November 25, 2015  
No lecture.


December 2015

8 a.m. unless otherwise noted

Wednesday, December 2,  2015
“Colorectal Cancer Screening:  State of the Art”
Brian Clark, MD
Gastroenterologist, Hallmark Health Medical Associates

Wednesday, December 9,  2015

Wednesday, December 16,  2015 
“Curing Hepatitis C”
Fredric Gordon, MD
Instructor in Medicine, HMS
Staff, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center




Schwartz Center Rounds

Hallmark Health System hosts Schwartz Center Rounds, unique, multi-disciplinary sessions in which hospital staff explore the emotional side of caregiving. A national program with sites across the country, Schwartz Center Rounds are funded by the Kenneth B. Schwartz Center, a Boston-based nonprofit dedicated to advancing compassionate healthcare. 

In a typical Rounds session, a panel of caregivers presents a patient case that brought up interesting and important psychosocial issues. Topics have included: delivering bad news; when religious or spiritual beliefs conflict with medical advice; taking care of a colleague; and losing a patient. Hospital staff then share their own thoughts and feelings related to the day's topic. Unlike grand rounds, these sessions are not about clinical problem-solving, but rather about exploring and processing the emotions that come up in the daily work of hospital staff. A comprehensive study of Schwartz Center Rounds has shown them to help caregivers connect better with patients emotionally; enhance their understanding of the effects of illness on patients and their families; improve communication among caregivers and decrease feelings of caregiver isolation and stress. There is no set schedule for the Schwartz Center Rounds, announcements are sent via email to announce the dates and times for the Rounds. For more information about Schwartz Center Rounds, visit        


Schwartz Center Rounds
No set schedule, watch your emails for dates/times/locations
Alternating Campuses


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Saturday, Dec. 12
Wednesday, Dec. 16 and Jan. 13