The primary responsibilities of the American Association of Continuing Medical Education® are to:

  • Set, review, publicize and administer standards and policy criteria for CME organizations for physicians and other health care professionals.

  • Validate the competency of the accredited organizations of performing within our Accreditation Standards & Policies.

  • Examine the adequacy of the CME standards nationally/internationally amongst our certified continuing medical education institutions.

  • Assist accredited organizations through an ongoing support to monitor, manage, and improve the quality of the contents and delivery methods of their CME programs.

  • Suggest, advocate, and conduct, on a regular basis, methods to improve the CME learning methods and delivery.

  • Promote multi-lateral learning methods to better encourage and enhance physicians and other health care professionals’ learning experience.

  • Ensure physicians, other health care professionals, the public, and the CME community, that CME programs, in which these organizations were accredited for, meet or exceed the American Association of Continuing Medical Education’s criteria for compliance with the Accreditation Standards & Policies.

  • Conduct ongoing improvement of accreditation standards and policies in order to:

    • Study through physicians’ surveys and other statistics, new methods to improve CME contents, approaches, and other critical related learning methods;

    • Develop new methods of measuring CME outcomes more effectively;

    • Examine the effectiveness of updated CME methods;

    • Remain current with changes in the latest medical diagnosis and procedures, and changes in the medical education oversight and delivery.


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