Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education


Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) sets and enforces standards in physician education within the United States. It acts as the overseeing body for continuing medical education (CME) credit, which is offered through its constituent member organizations.

The Council's seven member organizations are the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), the American Hospital Association (AHA), the American Medical Association (AMA), the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the Association for Hospital Medical Education (AHME), the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS), and the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB). [ [http://www.accme.org/dir_docs/doc_upload/bd51dd74-f827-4113-b54a-973272234c9e_uploaddocument.pdf ACCME's Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations] ]

The ACCME's mission is to provide those in the medical field with opportunities to maintain competence and learn about new and developing areas of their field. A voluntary self-regulated system and a peer-review process are used to regulate and accredit medical education providers.

The primary responsibilities of the ACCME are to: [ [http://www.accme.org/index.cfm/fa/about.home/About.cfm ACCME: About Us] ]

* accredit institutions and organizations offering CME

* define criteria for evaluation of educational programs and ensure compliance with these standards

* develop methods for measuring the effectiveness of CME and its accreditation

External links

* [http://www.accme.org Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education]

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