ACGME Conference Addresses Collaboration Opportunities for GME and CME
Murray Kopelow, MD, President and CEO, ACCME, gave a presentation at the 2015 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Annual Educational Conference held in February in San Diego. Dr. Kopelow discussed the opportunities for collaboration between CME and graduate medical education. He explained that accredited CME can be a strategic asset in support of the ACGME Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) program. CLER offers a needs assessment opportunity. CME programs can offer the expertise and resources to support rapid progress improvement initiatives in response to these identified needs. He provided an overview of the research demonstrating the effectiveness of CME in changing physician practice and patient outcomes. Reflecting on the continuous professional development needs of future generations of physicians, Dr. Kopelow explored how the accredited CME system—already well positioned as a bridge to quality—will need to continue to evolve to meet their needs.