Friday, July 29, 2016

SCMA Receives Accreditation with Commendation Status from ACCME

Friday, July 29, 2016

The SCMA is pleased to inform our members that earlier this week, our Continuing Medical Education program received Accreditation with Commendation status for six years (2016-2022)  from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

“This is a remarkable status and a high honor for the South Carolina Medical Association,” said Todd Atwater, SCMA Chief Executive Officer. “We are proud of the work of our CME Department, our physician volunteers that serve on the CME Committee, and our CME staff. This status is also a direct reflection of the Board of Trustee’s vision and commitment to the continuation of “lifelong learning” for the physicians of South Carolina.”

As background, only approximately twenty percent of CME providers that have been evaluated under the new accreditation criteria have achieved this status. The ACCME rigorously evaluates the overall CME programs of institutions according to standards adopted by all seven member organizations of the ACCME. These member organizations include: The American Medical Association; The American Board of Medical Specialties; The American Hospital Association; The Association for Hospital Medical Education; The Association of American Medical Colleges; The Council of Medical Specialty Societies; and The Federation of State Medical Boards of the U.S., Inc.