ACCME Seeks Feedback on Proposal for New Criteria for Accreditation with Commendation

May 13, 2014
Posted by: 
Tamar Hosansky

Feedback Survey on Proposal for New Commendation Criteria

Last month, we sent you an announcement about our Proposal for a Menu of New Criteria for Accreditation with Commendation. Earlier today, we held an informational webinar to answer your questions about the proposal. A recording and transcript of the webinar will be available within a week on our Web site.

As the next step in the process, we invite you to take our survey to provide us with your feedback about the proposal. We will accept responses through July 11, 2014.

This survey is part of an ongoing engagement process. At this time, we seek to gather your opinions about the value of the proposed new criteria and your suggestions for how we can improve or clarify them. At a later time, you will have the opportunity to provide your suggestions about how many criteria should be required to achieve Accreditation with Commendation and how the ACCME should measure compliance with the criteria.

The proposed criteria incorporate ideas gathered from the CME community and other stakeholders over the past few years, as well as feedback from the ACCME Board of Directors and member organizations. In response to this feedback, we have created a menu of potential new commendation criteria that are designed to respond to the evolving healthcare environment and strengthen the role of CME as a strategic asset to healthcare improvement initiatives.

We have provided links to the proposal, the survey, and other resources below. If you have questions, please contact us at

We look forward to our ongoing engagement.


Feedback Survey

ACCME Proposal for a Menu of New Criteria for Accreditation with Commendation: A PDF including a cover letter; the proposed menu of 15 commendation criteria, grouped into four sections related to the Creation of CME, CME Activities, The Program, and Outcomes; and annotations to support the CME community’s understanding of the ACCME’s intentions.

Evolving Accreditation with Commendation: ACCME Proposal for a Menu of New Criteria— A video tutorial with Murray Kopelow, MD, ACCME President and CEO

Proposal for New Criteria for Accreditation with Commendation: A dedicated Web page with information, updates, and resources about the proposal and feedback process.