Snyder named director of continuing medical education

Jan. 16, 2014

Kurt Snyder, J.D., has been named the full-time, permanent director of continuing medical education at the IU School of Medicine.

Kurt Snyder

Kurt Snyder, J.D.

Snyder's appointment brings a wealth of continuing education and technology experience to the IU School of Medicine, said Alexander M. Djuricich, M.D., associate professor of clinical pediatrics and medicine at IUSM, who serves as associate dean for continuing medical education.

"Kurt has an excellent grasp of technology and I am excited about what this will mean for continuing medical education at the IU School of Medicine,” he added.

In 2003, Snyder was honored as one of the Indianapolis Business Journal's "Forty under 40," which is awarded annually to 40 individuals under the age of 40 that demonstrate excellence and leadership. In 2005, he was named Government Technology Magazine's "Top 25: Doers, Dreamers and Drivers," awarded annually by the nation's leading government technology magazine to the top 25 individuals in the field of government sector information technology.

"Currently, only a small percentage of our offerings are available online," said Snyder. "The CME office would like to see this increase by an order of magnitude over the next few years. Industry data shows that physicians have an appetite for online CME. We not only want to leverage technology more – we want to become leaders in the field."

In addition, Snyder aims to improve customer service, increase the number of CME partners and increase the depth and breadth of CME live course offerings at the school.

"As one of the largest medical schools in the U.S., we can -- and will -- do more with CME," he said.

IUSM community members with ideas about how to improve CME at IU, or suggestions related to specific topics, are encouraged to contact Snyder at ksnyder@iu.edu or Dr. Djuricich at adjurici@iu.edu.

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