Greensboro Area Health Education Center is pleased to announce we have been resurveyed by the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) and awarded Accreditation with Commendation for a term of six years as a provider of continuing medical education for physicians. Six-year accreditation is the highest accreditation awarded by the NCMS/ACCME and is a reflection of the high standards that we have put in place since implementing the new ACCME criteria.
Mission Statement of the Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME)
Purpose & Mission:
Greensboro AHEC Continuing Medical Education
Mission Statement (last update 7/30/2009)
The Greensboro AHEC Continuing Medical Education Program is committed to providing practicing physicians with educational interventions that will support their efforts to improve their competencies in providing patient care.
Our goals are:
To collaborate with health care providers and other AHECs to identify needs, and to design, implement, and evaluate educational activities that are scientifically based and free from commercial bias, and are tied to statewide initiatives. These activities will comply with the North Carolina Medical Society Essentials and Standards of Accreditation.
To develop a visible and accessible CME presence in our region through regular visits to community hospitals and medical practices.
The Greensboro AHEC CME Program provides educational interventions for physicians and healthcare professionals in North Carolina. Our primary target audience is physicians and other healthcare providers in our AHEC region.
Our CME Program has as its focus updates in primary care and subspecialty areas, based on ongoing needs assessment, and local and statewide health concerns and guided by the ACGME core competencies, including, medical knowledge, patient care, and professionalism.
Types of Activities:
Our programming consists of recurring conferences that take place at community hospitals across our AHEC region. We also produce multi-hour symposia and conferences for regional or statewide interdisciplinary audiences.
As a result of participation in Greensboro AHEC CME activities, it is expected that physicians and healthcare providers will be able improve their medical knowledge and expertise, motivating them to develop strategies and make changes in their clinical practice that will improve their professional performance and competence in providing patient care.
The Greensboro AHEC Office of CME will collaborate with community physicians, CME Liaisons, and other health care providers at hospitals and other organizations in our region in the identification of needs, the development of educational objectives, the selection of topics and faculty, activity evaluation and connecting education with local quality initiatives to ensure that each activity meets the Essential Areas and Policies established by ACCME.
PRA Category 1 Credit is the most common type of credit physicians need for medical
license maintenance. In order for an activity to be designated
for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit, it must be planned by an
accredited CME provider. More information
about the AMA's designation of Category 1 credit can be obtained
by visiting the ACCME website at www.accme.org.
ACME STANDARDS FOR COMMERCIAL SUPPORT OF CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION