Kaiser Permanente San Jose CME Mission Statement

Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center, is committed to providing high quality, safe, caring, innovative, equitable, inclusive, affordable and integrated professional medical care to the members and communities we serve. The mission of Kaiser Permanente San Jose’s Continuing Medical Education (CME) program is to contribute to this goal by delivering educational interventions in a systematic, evidence and consensus-based, concerted effort to optimize clinical practice. We encourage utilizing additional non-CME educational tools that encompass optimal use of medical technology, leadership and development of collaborative, cross-functioning teams.

We serve the needs of patients and the public; present learners with only accurate, balanced, scientifically justified recommendations; assure learners they can trust accredited continuing education to help them deliver, safe, effective, cost-effective, and compassionate care that is based on best practice and evidence; and creates a clear, unbridgeable separation between accredited continuing education and marketing and sales.

A strong linkage and shared purpose between various stakeholders and inter-professional teams such as Quality, Pharmacy/Therapeutics, Patient Advisory Council and the CME program monitors for practice gaps and generates effective education for sustained improvements in clinical practice, and the health of our patient population. The shared goal of the inter-professional teams is to deliver high quality, patient-centered, coordinated care and service to our members.

We strive to address the educational needs of our target audience, which is comprised of primary care and specialty care physicians.  We also encourage attendance by other health care professionals and allied health personnel, who serve as an integral part of the health care team.

Contact Information

Department Email:

Rizwana Chaudhry, M.D.
Director of Professional Education and Development
Phone: 669-245-0424
Email: Rizwana.S.Chaudhry@kp.org

Lyn Garrett, MHA, MS, CPHQ
Director Quality Outcomes
Phone: 408-972-6456
Email: Lyn.A.Garrett@kp.org

Chloe Nguyen, MHA
Quality Specialist, CME
Phone: 408-972-6522
Email: Chau.M.Nguyen@kp.org

Rosie Sandoval, BS
Quality Specialist, CME
Phone: 408-972-6170
Email: Rosalinda.Sandoval@kp.org