The establishment of a Continuing Medical Education (CME) accreditation system is designed to support learning and continuous professional development of all healthcare practitioners.
Continuing medical education consists of educational activities which serve to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public, or the profession.
The content of CME is that body of knowledge and skills generally recognized and accepted by the profession as within the basic medical sciences, the discipline of clinical medicine, and the provision of health care to the public.
- Management, for physicians responsible for managing a health care facility.
- Educational methodology, for physicians teaching in a medical school.
- Practice management, for physicians interested in providing better service to patients.
- Coding and reimbursement in a medical practice.