CME's Role in Medical Education Continuum Discussed at AIAMC Meeting
Murray Kopelow, MD, President and CEO, ACCME, gave a presentation at the 2014 Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers (AIAMC) Annual Meeting, held in March in San Diego. Dr. Kopelow presented highlights of the ACCME accreditation system. He described the role of accredited CME as a strategic asset to public health initiatives, how the Joint Accreditation™ program fosters interprofessional collaborative practice, and how the International Academy for CPD Accreditation, founded in 2013 by the ACCME and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, provides a high-level forum for CPD/CME accreditation system leaders from around the world. He explained how information about physician practice informs the medical education continuum, including undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education. He explored how accredited CME programs can provide the expertise and resources to support rapid progress improvement initiatives, and can contribute strategic support to the Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) Program, established by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) to assess GME learning environments.