The Osler Institute is dedicated to preserving the memory and spirit of Sir William Osler. Sir Osler is considered by many to be the father of lifelong learning and continuing medical education for physicians and an early proponent of the science and art of medical practice.
The Osler Institute was incorporated on August 17, 1982, as a not-for-profit continuing medical education organization in Indiana to coordinate a new Pathology Board Review Course. Within three years, this course grew to be attended by about half of all candidates for the American Board of Pathology exam. In 1986, the Institute started similar courses in Orthopedics and Otolaryngology. Currently, The Osler Institute offers more than 50 review courses per year covering some twenty medical specialties. More than 100,000 participants have received more than a million hours of continuing medical education from The Osler Institute – more than most medical school CME departments.