The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) announces that Kim Edward LeBlanc, MD, PhD, and Victor I. Reus, MD, were elected 2015 Chair and Vice Chair of the ACCME at the annual meeting of its Board of Directors, held December 3-4, 2014, in Chicago.
Kim Edward LeBlanc, MD, PhD, is the Executive Director of the Clinical Skills Evaluation Collaboration, which administers the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills Examination. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine and holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine.
Dr. LeBlanc served as Professor and Head of the Department of Family Medicine at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans from 2002 to 2013, where he also served as Director of Rural Education. He served on the ACCME’s Accreditation Review Committee from 2002 to 2007 and on the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners from 2000 to 2013, holding the positions of Treasurer, Vice President, President, and Executive Director during his tenure.
Dr. Reus is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, and former Director and Vice Chair of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, as well as former Chair of the Residency Review Committee for psychiatry of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. He currently chairs the Treatment Guideline Writing Committee of the American Psychiatric Association, as well as the Committee on Human Research for the University of California, San Francisco on the Parnassus campus. In 2009, he was awarded the American Psychiatric Association/National Institute of Mental Health Vestermark Psychiatry Educator Award for his contributions to psychiatric education and physician evaluation.
The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) is a nonprofit organization based in Chicago that is responsible for accrediting institutions that offer continuing medical education (CME) through a voluntary, self-regulatory system. The ACCME also has a system for recognizing state medical societies as accreditors for local organizations offering CME.
The ACCME's mission is to identify, develop, and promote standards for quality CME that improves healthcare for patients and their communities. There are approximately 2,000 accredited CME providers within the ACCME accreditation system, whose activities educate more than 24 million healthcare practitioner participants annually.
The ACCME's member organizations—which represent the profession of medicine and include physician licensing and credentialing bodies—are the American Board of Medical Specialties, the American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Association for Hospital Medical Education, the Council of Medical Specialty Societies, and the Federation of State Medical Boards of the US, Inc.
For more information, visit www.accme.org.