ACCME News Release (04/24/19)
A new year-in-review report from the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) details efforts in the continuing medical education (CME) community to accelerate quality learning for healthcare professionals and drive improvements in patient care. The study's highlights include the ACCME's collaborations with state medical society accreditors to deliver education and resources to uphold local CME programs and a robust state-accreditation system. ACCME also expanded collaborations with accreditors, certifying boards, licensing boards, and government agencies, letting clinicians engage in education that counts for multiple requirements, reducing burdens, and boosting flexibility. Also notable was the addition of four more professions to the Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education, allowing them to offer team-based education for seven professions without requiring separate accreditations. "I look forward to our continued collaborations and growth, as we work together toward realizing our vision of a world where our community of educators supports clinicians in delivering optimal healthcare for all," said ACCME President and CEO Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc.