CME accredited within the ACCME system is of, by, and for the profession of medicine. Accredited CME helps health professionals solve real world problems , advance team-based care, and achieve their institutions' goals . CME activities cover the full range of topics important to the professional development of health care practitioners - from the latest breakthroughs in medical research to communication skills.
Health care professionals can use accredited CME to meet requirements for licensure, certification, credentialing, membership in professional societies, and other professional privileges. ACCME accreditation is a national model, assuring physicians and health care professionals that CME is designed to be relevant, effective, and independent. Research has shown that accredited CME is an effective tool for changing physician practice and patient care. Across the country, from national conferences in big cities to grand rounds in rural hospitals to just-in-time learning at the patient's bedside, more than 125,000 accredited CME activities each year support health care professionals' commitment to lifelong learning and practice improvement.
Message from the CEO
When I was Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education at the University of Manitoba, every time I heard about a health care problem, I would say to my Dean, "CME can help with that." After serving for 25 years in the CME field, including 16 years as the ACCME's Chief Executive, I am still as excited as I was in the 1980s about the power of CME to improve physicians' practice, whether in the areas of research, executive leadership, administration, education or clinical medicine. I am as convinced as I was then that CME matters to patient care. — Murray Kopelow, MD, ACCME Chief Executive
In the ACCME Perspectives video interviews, physicians, CME professionals, and others health care leaders share their experiences developing CME that is a strategic asset to local, regional, and national health care improvement initiatives.