Continuing Medical Education definition

January 13, 2018
2 - Engaging US HCPs Abroad

Welcome to the Office of Continuing Medical Education

at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga

continuing medical education conference What is CME? Continuing medical education (CME) is professional development for physicians. By definition, "[CME] consists of educational activities which serve to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public, or the profession". Click here for more info about the CME definition, content requirements, etc.

Why is CME important? CME is important and valuable to physicians and other medical professionals because it is required in order to maintain medical licensure & certification and improves their medical practice and keeps them up-to-date. CME also is beneficial to departments, organizations & employers because it strengthens their employees and is an opportunity for them. The most prominent CME activities attract attendees throughout the region and country, so the benefits of CME spread to the city, state & national levels as well. Click here to read more about how CME benefits the physician, other medical professionals, department, organization, employer, city and state.

About CME Activities - CME activities are most often live activities, but they can also be pre-recorded video, written & audio presentations. CME usually takes the form of conferences where a speaker educates an audience of physicians on a medical topic or where a group of physicians discusses their current medical cases or medical journals, but it also includes a physician reviewing written, audio & video CME publications. Click here for more about the format of CME actvities.

CME at the University of Tennessee - CME is part of the strategic plan at the University of Tennessee and is an integral part of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine (UTCOM). The UTCOM is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians, and it has achieved Accreditation with Commendation, the highest tier of CME accreditation. The Chattanooga campus is the administrative center for the Offices of CME at the UTCOM under Robert Fore, EdD, Associate Dean for CME. Click here for more info about CME at the UTCOM.

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