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Integrating an Effective CME Presence into the Academic Medical Center

Academic CME Survey

The 2014 update of the Continuing Education and Improvement Section of the Group on Educational Affairs (GEA) and the AAMC Medical Education Cluster.

Continuing Education and Improvement (CEI)

“Continuing Education and Improvement” is defined by the continuing education community as a set of activities and programs conceived and directed by the AAMC, enabling the achievement of an effective, quality-driven, integrated presence for continuing professional development in academic medical centers and health systems. CEI is supported by a team at the AAMC that manages, coordinates, and staffs these activities and programs.

This site attempts to guide academic continuing medical education leaders, planners, and teachers as they move CE from a primarily conference-based model to one which employs best educational methods with quality and performance improvement (QI/PI) principles to close the clinical care gap.


2015 AAMC-SACME Harrison Survey Report

2015 AAMC-SACME Harrison Survey Report Now Available

Academic CME Survey 2015

Read the Academic CME/CPD in the United States and Canada: The 2015 AAMC-SACME Harrison Survey Report

The seventh biennial report of the AAMC-SACME Harrison Survey outlines consistent evidence of the integration of CME/CPD into the function and mission of academic medical centers/academic health systems; a clear movement to develop innovation and scholarship in educational design and methods of delivery of continuing education and professional development to the health professional population; and highlights efforts measuring the impact of actions, programs, and activities on learner competence, performance, and healthcare outcomes.

The report provides benchmarking and comparisons of the influence and effect of CME/CPD unit activities and interaction with academic institutions and groups, designed to be shared with academic leaders, policymakers, regulators, and others, to assist in decision making at local, state, national, and international levels to illustrate these relationships and promote the needs and goals of the CME/CPD unit. The report also allows for comparison and reflection on individual institutional goals, directions, methods, and standards in CME/CPD.

For a high-level view of the results, the 2015 AAMC/SACME Harrison Survey Executive Summary is also available.


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News and Updates

Submission Deadline: Jan. 18, 2017—Call for Abstracts—AAMC 2017 Integrating Quality Meeting
The AAMC 2017 Integrating Quality Meeting: Achieving the Quadruple Aim seeks proposals for abstracts for presentations, workshops, and posters related to the Quadruple Aim objectives in Health Care Quality and Patient Safety. The Integrating Quality meeting is set for June 8-9, 2017, Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel, Rosemont, Ill.

American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)
ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program Launches Pilot to Engage More CME ProvidersThis new, one-year pilot allows accredited continuing medical education organizations to offer their physicians access to Portfolio Program benefits during this period without committing to becoming full participating sponsors.

Lewis Miller on the Evolving CME Landscape Medical Marketing & Media

Funding Opportunities

● For U.S. Researchers
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ):
AHRQ Mentored Research Scientist Research Career Development Award (K01)—Applications will be accepted beginning Sept. 12 for award grants which help emerging independent health services research investigators prepare for careers focusing on the quality, safety, efficiency, equity and effectiveness of health care. Application due dates are Feb. 12 and June 12, 2017.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Funding Opportunities and Notices External Link

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Funding Opportunities External Link

● For Canadian Researchers
ResearchNet External Link—Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Funding Opportunities

Courses, Conferences, and Other Professional Development Opportunities Spotlight

Submission Deadline: Dec. 15, 2016—Call for Abstracts—International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) 21st Annual Conference: Delivering Evidence-Based Health Sciences Education, hosted by the University of Vermont College of Medicine, June 10-13, 2017, Burlington, Vt.

Submission Deadline: Dec. 31, 2016—Call for Proposals—5th Annual LGBT Health Workforce Conference: Collaborative Health Care Initiatives for the LGBT Community Today and Tomorrow, Building the Next Generation of Academic Physicians (BNGAP), April 20-22, 2017, Hunter College University, New York, NY

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