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Purpose and Mission


The mission of the Offices of Continuing Medical Education (CME) at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine (UTCOM) is to generate educational actvities that produce (expected results) improvements to our learners' competence, performance, and/or patient outcomes.


The UTCOM is committed to improving patient care outcomes for the citizens of Tennessee through continuing medical education efforts that promote lifelong learning for physicians. CME activities at the UTCOM will assist physicians in increasing their knowledge and skills to enable measurable results to occur in competence, performance, and patient care outcomes.

Content Areas

The UTCOM has established a framework for CME based on the core competencies established by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) in its Maintenance of Certification (MOC) efforts.  Those competencies include patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and systems-based practice. In addition, content is drawn from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Aims including patient care that is safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable & patient-centered.

Last Published: Oct 13, 2021