Warning: American Academy of Continuing Medical Education (AACME) is Not Affiliated with ACCME Accreditation System

Organization Using Similar Name and Describing Itself as CME Accreditor Is Not ACCME
Chicago, IL
January 7, 2004

This news release has been revised as of August 28, 2014.

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) has issued the following warning: The organization doing business at http://www.aaocme.org/ as the American Academy of Continuing Medical Education, which describes itself as a CME accreditor, is not the ACCME® and is not a part of the ACCME® system. It is not accredited as a CE provider or recognized as an accreditor by the ACCME®.

The ACCME became aware of this organization from accreditation systems and providers from outside the US that mistakenly thought they were dealing with the ACCME®. These organizations were told that the AACME will provide documentation of accreditation upon payment of a fee. Please be warned: This is not an ACCME® organization.

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) does not:

  1. Have any association or affiliation with an organization known as The American Academy of Continuing Medical Education (AACME);
  2. Work in conjunction with the organization known as The American Academy of Continuing Medical Education (AACME) in any way;
  3. Have any direct knowledge of the organization known as The American Academy of Continuing Medical Education (AACME), or their accreditation practices; or
  4. Accredit the organization known as The American Academy of Continuing Medical Education (AACME).

If you have any questions or concerns or would like to verify that you are working with the bona fide Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®), please contact info@accme.org.

 

Please note that the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education® accredits a different CME provider organization named the American Academy of CME, Inc. located at 2275 West Country Road, Suite 6-329, Jackson, NJ, 08527 (See www.academycme.org.) This accredited organization is listed as a provider in the ACCME Find a CME Provider database. See the listing here: http://www.accme.org/find-cme-provider/american-academy-cme-inc. The American Academy of CME, Inc. located at 2275 West Country Road, Suite 6-329, Jackson, NJ, 08527, is not the American Academy of Continuing Medical Education, which describes itself as a CME accreditor and whose address is not known to the ACCME.

 

Media inquiries

Tamar Hosansky

312-245-4066

thosansky@accme.org

 

Other inquiries

info@accme.org

 

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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 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 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.

 
Contact Info: 
thosansky@accme.org