What is Continuing Medical Education, or CME?
CME or continuing medical education refers to programs and initiatives designed to help keep medical professionals abreast and in tune with developing and progressing technology in their respective industries. Science and medicine are always progressing, and the same needs to be true for physicians and other professionals in the healthcare industry. CME programs are designed to ensure that all medical and healthcare professionals are are current and up-to-date with all new advancements.
All Continuing Medical Education programs are overseen either by the state in which the medical professional is in practice, or the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education or ACCME. ACCME’s job is regulate and develop standards in order to ensure quality and transparency in continuing medical education programs and providers. You can find out more about the ACCME here
CME courses are designed to take place either as live events, conventions, online study courses, interactive case studies, or self-study programs that are all geared toward furthering the education of the medical professional.
In the US most states require continuing medical education for all medical professionals in order for them to maintain their licenses. Acquire the requirements vary state-by-state most require certain number of hours of education be performed and completed within every 1 to 4 year period. To see the CME requirements for your state you can check here.
The requirements for continuing education have produced an entire industry catered to developing establishing meetings and seminars. These events are solely designed to provide physicians and healthcare professionals away to further their education and maintain compliance while providing an opportunity to network, share ideas, interact with the community and in some cases even take vacation. There are several types of CME courses available depending on your needs. There are Cruises and Conferences, Vacations, Meetings and even Online study. There is something for everyone.
How to find right CME Event
Start with your field of study. You can search for events in Primary Care, Secondary Care, Surgical Specialties and everything in between in the Miscellaneous category. From there you can further refine your search to Cardiology, Oncology, Internal Medicine, or whatever field you prefer. You can see a lost of events in your field of practice and can further refine your results to sort by date or location using the sort tab.
If you have a range of fields you are interested in, you can instead opt to search by date or location.
- For example, if you want to coordinate your study with a vacation and you know the time of the year you can take off, you can use the search calendar to find event during that time. You can also enter and event start date into the search section and get a list of events offered on or around that day.
- Additionally, if you have a particular destination that you want to visit, you can also coordinate your study by searching by location. There are many CME study courses, events and meetings offered in tropical, vacation-like locations as well as prominent tourist destinations in the US and abroad.
Getting the most from CMESchedule.com
CMESchedule.com has included all the necessary information to find and book your next event. We have included functions not found anywhere else that let professionals find, share, and discuss various learning opportunities with colleagues and event organizers. A few features that you can try out are:
- Location Maps and Directions in the listing
- Easy, One-click add to your Calendar
- One-click Email to a friend and Print
- Easy social media share buttons
- One-click email sent directly to the organizer
- Photo galleries with multiple event photos
- Reviews from past participants
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Submitting an event CMESchedule.com
If you are an event organizer, you can submit as many events as you wish but the event listings must be thorough and include all necessary information required to create a complete profile of your event. All incomplete submissions will be rejected.