The CME Program was first created in 2005 by FAR and the FAR Fellowship Alumni Association. The CME Program aims to bolster the overall health of the Armenia’s people by improving the skills of Armenian doctors.
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the majority of doctors in Armenia’s rural regions have been unable to refresh their medical skills due to the high cost and inaccessibility of certification programs. This has lead to a decline in the quality of healthcare as many doctors are unaware of the advances in the medical field. Through CME, doctors from these areas can learn to master innovative approaches, methods and technologies from top healthcare providers in Yerevan, free of cost. Once they return home, they join an extensive network of CME healthcare professionals and receive ongoing support from their mentors and colleagues in Yerevan. Since it began, the CME Program has touched the lives of more than 250 Armenian healthcare providers and thousands of Armenians who continue to benefit from the improved healthcare they can receive.
The AAHPO CME Program will provide training to doctors in Nagorno-Karabagh and Javakhk. This program is gravely needed in these areas, as there currently are no opportunities for Armenian doctors to receive training in either place. With your help, at least 80 physicians from these regions can to join the program by 2013.