New Report Highlights Initiatives to Transform Continuing Medical Education

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (02/07/18)

The latest year-in-review report released by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) highlights the efforts of ACCME and the continuing medical education (CME) community to leverage the power of education amid a changing health care environment. The report, "Transforming Continuing Medical Education Together," commends the CME community's initiatives to drive meaningful change for educators, clinicians and, ultimately, patients. The Menu of Criteria for Accreditation with Commendation represents the CME community's vision of the future of education, which encompasses engagement with students, patients, and teams to tackling population and public health issues. As a result of collaborations between accreditors, certifying boards and educators, expanded opportunities are available for physicians to participate in education that satisfies multiple requirements, which reduces burdens and allows clinicians more flexibility in choosing education that meets their needs. Through the alignment of ACCME/American Medical Association requirements, CME providers now have the flexibility to employ blended, new, and innovative approaches to education. ACCME has also collaborated with its nursing and pharmacy accreditor colleagues to initiate a new interprofessional continuing education credit mark that identifies education designed to improve team collaboration and patient care.

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