Accreditation Council for CME Publishes 2010 Annual Report Data

ACCME report includes statistics on continuing medical education program revenue, funding, numbers of participants, and format of educational activities
Chicago, Illinois
August 11, 2011

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) has released the 2010 Annual Report Data, the first annual report compiled from data that ACCME-accredited providers submitted through the Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS).

The 2010 Annual Report Data offers a comprehensive analysis of the size and scope of the CME enterprise nationwide, presenting statistics on CME program revenue, funding, participants, activities, and activity formats.

The report features information from 694 ACCME-accredited providers, who reported producing more than 81,000 activities in 2010 that drew more than 19 million participants. The report also includes information on 1,450 local providers accredited by state and territory medical societies that are recognized as accreditors by the ACCME. State-accredited providers reported producing more than 46,000 activities, drawing approximately 4 million participants.

The 2010 ACCME Annual Report Data marks the 13th year the ACCME has been collecting and analyzing information for accredited providers, and offers more than a decade-long perspective on the scope of the ACCME accreditation system.

See the 2010 Annual Report Data link below.

Read previous years' reports.


The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education is a not-for-profit organization based in Chicago that is responsible for accrediting U.S. institutions that offer continuing medical education 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 continuing medical education that improves health care for patients and their communities. There are currently approximately 2,200 accredited CME providers in the United States, whose educational activities draw more than 17 million health care practitioner participants annually.

The ACCME's member organizations include 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 U.S. Inc.

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