Nearly 1,900 organizations, accredited within the ACCME system, offer relevant, practice-based continuing medical education. Their activities include nearly 26 million interactions with health professional participants annually. The ACCME offers a range of resources to support accredited providers.
The ACCME is committed to supporting high quality, community-based CME for local physicians and health care teams throughout the United States and around the world. Through its recognition process, the ACCME designates state medical societies as accreditors of local CME organizations.
The ACCME’s network of 20,000 volunteers provides the foundation for the accreditation system. From serving on the ACCME Board of Directors to participating as surveyors in the accreditation review process, to joining local communities' CME committees, volunteers help shape the strategic direction of accredited CME.
Whether health care professionals work in clinical care, research, administration, executive leadership, or other areas of medicine, accredited CME supports their commitment to lifelong learning and practice improvement, and helps them meet requirements for licensure, certification, and credentialing.
Patients deserve the best-educated doctors. Throughout their careers, accredited continuing medical education offers health care professionals the information, skills, and strategies they need to deliver safe, high-quality care. Nearly 1,900 organizations offer CME activities that result in nearly 26 million interactions with health professional participants annually.
The ACCME offers members of the media timely responses to inquiries and interview requests, providing news and information about the history and scope of the ACCME accreditation system, how accredited CME supports public health initiatives, accreditation requirements, public accountability, and ACCME annual report data.