Continuing Medical Education
What is CME?
Continuing medical education (CME) is continuing education for physicians. CME activities are most often live activities, but they can also be pre-recorded video, written & audio presentations. CME usually takes the form of conferences where a speaker educates an audience of physicians on a medical topic or where a group of physicians discusses their current medical cases, but it also includes a physician viewing a CME publication by him/herself.
Why is CME Important?
CME is important because physicians are required to attend continuing medical education (CME) activities in order to maintain their licensure and competence. The state of Tennessee requires physicians to earn 40 hours of CME credit every two years in order to maintain licensure, but different states have different CME hourly requirements in order to maintain licensure.
CME at the University of Tennessee
CME is part of the strategic plan at the University of Tennessee and is an integral part of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine (UTCOM). The University of Tennessee is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians, and it has achieved Accreditation with Commendation, the highest level of CME accreditation. The administrative center for the Office of CME at the UTCOM is located at the Chattanooga campus, and there are UTCOM CME offices and administrative staff at the Memphis and Knoxville campuses as well.
Office of Continuing
910 Madison, Ave., Suite 1031
Memphis, TN 38163
Ashley Tennessee, MPH, MBA