CME update

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education gives AOA provisional accreditation

ACCME approval is expected to increase the number of osteopathic learning opportunities offered by AOA and its affiliates.

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) has granted the AOA status as an approved provider of their CME courses.

AOA received two-year provisional accreditation, which is customary for all first-time ACCME accreditors. This stamp of approval will affirm the high standards of AOA courses and extend the availability of osteopathically focused CME to more physicians.

“From a practical perspective, ACCME accreditation will attract DOs and MDs who are AOA or ABMS board certified, with an interest in practicing whole-person care, to attend learning opportunities that are approved by AOA,” said Jim Swartwout, AOA senior vice president of education.

“Our next step is to establish a process for partnering with affiliates as a joint provider of CME, which we believe will increase opportunities for osteopathic learning at the national, state and specialty board level,” he added.

It is expected that OMED will offer both AOA- and ACCME-accredited courses.

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