Continuing Medical Education

  • Continuing Medical Education Committee

    Charge

    The Continuing Medical Education (CME) Committee recommends policy to the administration of the Carver College of Medicine in matters relating to CME. Membership of the committee includes faculty and medical students from the Carver College of Medicine (CCOM) and may include physicians from local communities. Committee members serve in an advisory capacity to the CME Division and support division staff by: 

    • Becoming familiar with and understanding how the Essentials, Policies, and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) impact the College. (The ACCME is the national accrediting body for providers of CME)
    • Assisting with the interpretation and implementation of the ACCME Standards to Ensure the Independence of CME and other requirements for re-accreditation
    • Helping to ensure alignment of the CME division’s goals and activities with the College’s strategic plan and the overall mission of the UI
    • Recommending new initiatives and directions for CME worthy of further study and possible development
    • Suggesting strategies for creating a strong CME presence within the College’s medical education continuum
    • Reviewing and commenting on reports created by the CME Division and distributed to the Office of the Dean, CCOM faculty, the ACCME, the Society of Academic CME (SACME), and other requesting entities
    • Approving Regularly Scheduled Conference applications for category 1 credit
    • Identifying resources and advocates in support of CME activities and initiatives
    • Serving as spokespersons for CME to the larger university community
    • Providing oversight and guidance to the Conflict of Interest Advisory Group (Subcommittee of the CME Committee) as requested
    • Reviewing drafts (every four – six years) of the College’s Self Study Re-accreditation Report and providing input prior to submission to the ACCME.