Why Accredited CME is Important

CME that Supports a Lifetime in Medical Practice:  Aspiring physicians spend four years in medical school and three to five years in residency training. For the rest of their careers, physicians rely on accredited continuing medical education as one of the support systems that helps them continuously improve their practice and their care of patients.

The fields of medicine and science never stop moving forward—and neither should physicians. Whether physicians work in clinical care, research, health care administration, or other areas of medicine, accredited CME is tailored to their needs and their patients’ needs. Accredited CME addresses every medical specialty, covering the full range of topics important to health care improvement. Here are just a few examples: medical errors prevention, chronic disease treatment, cancer care, women's health, children's health, veterans carephysician-family communication skills, and prescription drug abuse prevention.

Participation in accredited CME helps physicians meet requirements for maintenance of licensure, maintenance of specialty board certification, credentialing, membership in professional societies, and other professional privileges.