Accredited CME: Reaching Physicians and Health Care Teams Across the Country
There are approximately 700 ACCME-accredited organizations, known as CME providers, including medical schools; nonprofit physician membership organizations, such as medical specialty and state medical societies; hospitals/health care delivery systems; publishing and education companies; government and military organizations; and insurance and managed-care companies.
The ACCME also recognizes 43 state and territory medical societies as accreditors for more than 1,300 local organizations, such as community hospitals, state specialty societies, and county medical societies, offering CME.
In total, there are more than 2,000 accredited CME providers, including organizations accredited by the ACCME and by ACCME Recognized Accreditors.
Each year accredited providers offer more than 125,000 activities across the country.
Accredited educational activities draw more than 23 million health care professionals annually. These activities are offered through a variety of channels, including live meetings and courses, medical journals, and the Internet.