September 2017 through May 2018

Sponsored By

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham

Funded In Part By


Target Audience

This program is uniquely designed for primary care practitioners.


One Saturday a month, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Dedham Holiday Inn
Dedham, Massachusetts

Course Founder

Michael K. Rees, MD

Staff Physician, Affiliated Physicians Group

Course Director

Beth Manning, MD, MPH
Physician, Affiliated Physicians Group
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham


All lecturers have been selected for proven teaching ability, are affiliated with major teaching hospitals, and hold appointments at one of the following medical schools: Harvard University, Boston University, Tufts University, or University of Massachusetts.

Educational Need Addressed

In these days of fast paced clinical changes it is crucial for primary care practitioners to continuously update their knowledge and skills in the area of evidence based medicine, specifically - current best practices, diagnostic skills, risk factor identification and current treatment options.

Educational Objective

At the conclusion of each of our monthly meetings, the participants will be able to articulate current knowledge in each of the sub-specialty areas. Eighteen areas of study have been identified as basic to primary care adult medicine: 

  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • General internal Medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Hematology - Oncology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology - Psychiatry
  • Ophthalmology - Otolaryngology
  • Pain Management - End of Life Care
  • Preventive Medicine - Genomics
  • Pulmonary Medicine – Allergy
  • Rheumatology - Orthopedics
  • Risk Management
  • Urology
  • Women's Health - Gynecology

The Core Curriculum Membership

The Core Curriculum in Adult Primary Care Medicine membership is comprised of primary care providers practicing throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Southern New Hampshire, and Northern Connecticut. Our membership is dedicated to providing practical information that furthers professional and economic well-being. The Core Curriculum program provides Category 1 credits at low cost and at a convenient location. Because more than 90% of the cost of an educational program relates to income lost from time away from practice, our programs are routinely held on Saturday mornings. 

Accreditation Information

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham is accredited by the Massachusetts Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Needham designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 40 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™.

Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.*

The AAFP invites comments on any activity that has been approved for AAFP CME credit.

Please forward your comments on the quality of this activity to

American Academy of Physician Assistants
The American Academy of Physician Assistants accepts prescribed credit from the AAFP.

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
The American Academy of nurse practitioners recognizes activities approved for AAFP credit as acceptable toward CE requirements for nurse practitioners.

2017-2018 Series
  • General Internal Medicine-September 9, 2017
  • Pain Management End of Life Care-October 21, 2017
  • Cardiovascular Medicine-November 11, 2017
  • Preventive Medicine-December 9, 2017
  • Neurology-Psychiatry-January 6, 2018
  • Infectious Disease-January 20, 2018
  • Endocrinology-February 10, 2018
  • Hematology-Oncology-March 10, 2018
  • Pulmonary Medicine-Allergy-April 14, 2018 
  • Urology-Gynecology-May 5, 2018

*AAFP credit for live series only. Podcasts are AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM