About Us

PCM Scientific is more than just a CME provider. We have an impressive track record in large-scale European CME initiatives that yield measurable results. Our talented CME and medical education specialists create enduring programmes that demonstrate sustained clinical practice improvements.

Switched-on thinking
From live CME events to cutting edge e-learning platforms, our switched-on approach to course design ensures that content is impactful, interactive and engaging. Our fully integrated in-house services offer everything from digital media to logistics. We supply a seamless service across the range of delivery channels and media.

Our Heritage

PCM Scientific was specifically established to apply our skills in adult education and improving clinical practice to CME. It is an arm of PCM Healthcare, and we’ve grown rapidly since we started, spawning the divisions that provide the structure for today’s company based in Central London.

Jude Norton-Gaster is our new Chief Operating Officer. For any enquires related to our programmes, please contact her at [email protected].

Good CME Practice

Quality CME standards

PCM Scientific is committed to promoting high grades of CME development and provision. As such we were a founding member of the Good CME Practice Group and contributed to defining and publishing the four core principles of quality CME standards.

The core principles guide all the IME/CME activities undertaken by PCM Scientific.

Appropriate education

All our educational activities have clear learning objectives derived from an appropriate knowledge and practice assessment that has identified performance gaps and unmet educational needs. Our education is designed to positively reinforce existing good clinical practice and effect positive sustainable change where appropriate.

Balance

Balance is visible throughout our activities via content, faculty and review. All content is developed independently of industry grant funders and reflects the full clinical picture within the framework of the learning objectives.

Transparency

For each activity, we provide thorough disclosure to how the activity and all content has been developed and disseminated. This includes the financial support, relevant disclosures of faculty and organisations involved in the development and dissemination of the programme content.

Effectiveness

We want to drive change and monitor our ‘driving’. All activities are evaluated to determine their learning and/or practice impact as appropriate. Post-activity evaluations measure satisfaction, knowledge and/or competency gain, and behaviour change (if appropriate) in line with the learning objectives.

The core principles of good CME practice were published as Setting CME standards in Europe: guiding principles for medical education by Sheelagh Farrow, Darren Gillgrass, Alisa Pearlstone, Jack Torr, and Eugene Pozniak, published in Current Medical Research and Opinion, 9 October 2012.

 

 

Our Vision

We believe passionately that CME and medical education are essential components of improving standards in healthcare services and advancing clinical practice.

What we do is not just about repackaging and transmitting information. Instead, we embark on a transformation, using the bright minds of our unrivalled team to create fresh approaches that actually  meet our audiences’ needs.

Our Values

This is a company that truly lives its values. Each is linked to the core behaviours expected from our team; both are integrated into PCM Scientific’s personal development actions. This ensures that the principles are consistently upheld, remaining part of the company’s fabric and making our vision and our reality one and the same.

Our Quality

Our founding commitment to excellence generated the PCM Promise of Perfection. It contributes to our success in exceeding our clients’ expectations of distinction and accuracy in our work. It’s a collection of resources, procedures, shared beliefs and systems combined into our quality charter. This charter was written by the PCM Healthcare Editorial Team as the best possible way to safeguard the calibre of all our activities. It is unusual and remarkable in both its rigour and depth.

We are all proud of the proficiency of our work and are committed to delivering the very best, every day.

Our Team

Our clients are pretty fussy about who they hire. And so are we. PCM Scientific’s offices house a hugely talented team of award winners and high achievers (holding five times more first-class honours degrees than the general graduate population does!). All believe deeply in our core values, and drive excellence at every level.

We’re lucky to have these exceptional people, so we invest in their development through external training, internal mentoring programmes and the PCMU learning centre.

The result? Low staff turnover, outstanding teamwork and consistent delivery to the very highest of standards.