Would the inclusion of the interdisciplinary membership on the CME Committee count toward Criterion 23?

Published Date: 
February 15, 2017
Last Revised: 
February 15, 2017

Not necessarily. Interdisciplinary has a different meaning than interprofessional. Interdisciplinary refers to multiple specialties – for example, cardiologists, endocrinologists, and nephrologists. Our intent with Criterion 23 is for CME providers to include multiple professions —not only multiple disciplines of medicine. For example, including  nurses, pharmacists, radiology techs, social workers, and physicians (or at least two of these professions) in the planning and delivery of education for the healthcare team would meet the expectations of Criterion 23. It is important to remember that Criterion 23 asks the provider to engage the interprofessional team as both planners and faculty in interprofessional continuing education (IPCE) activities.

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