The ACCME and the American Medical Association (AMA) are pleased to announce the publication of “Evolution of Continuing Medical Education: Promoting Innovation Through Regulatory Alignment,” in JAMA.
In the Viewpoint, Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc, President and CEO, ACCME; and Susan E. Skochelak, MD, Group Vice President of Medical Education, AMA, describe how their organizations recently collaborated to create a unified set of requirements for accredited CME activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
The collaborative construct is designed to create a system that delivers effective and efficient lifelong learning for clinicians that augments their ability to deliver optimal care. “Today’s learners increasingly and appropriately expect their education to be professionally delivered, tailored to their needs and their practice environment, and support process and quality improvement… From bedside learning to learning from teachers, physicians should be able to integrate their daily activities into a CME portfolio,” McMahon and Skochelak write.
The AMA and ACCME’s alignment helps to ensure that the education community has the permission it needs to deliver on those changing expectations. With the AMA/ACCME alignment, educators now have the freedom to customize the best approach for their learners using a variety of models and can more readily apply innovative education strategies.
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For more about the AMA/ACCME alignment, visit this webpage.