The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) has released the Annual Report Data 2009, providing an in-depth view of the size and scope of the CME enterprise nationwide. The report includes statistics on CME program revenue, funding, numbers of participants and format of educational activities. The 2009 ACCME Annual Report Data marks the 12th year the ACCME has been collecting and analyzing information for accredited providers, and offers more than a decade-long perspective on the growth of the CME system.
The report includes information from 707 ACCME accredited providers, who reported producing more than 95,000 activities in 2009 that drew more than 17 million participants. The report also includes information on 1,518 local providers accredited by state and territory medical societies that are Recognized as accreditors by the ACCME. State-accredited providers reported producing more than 48,000 activities, drawing more than 4 million participants.
Read the 2009 Annual Report Data.
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 for Hospital Medical Education, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Council of Medical Specialty Societies and the Federation of State Medical Boards of the U.S. Inc.
For more information, visit www.accme.org.