CME, Why is it important?
CME helps health professionals solve real world problems, advance team-based care, and achieve their institutions' goals. CME activities cover the full range of topics important to the professional development of health care practitioners - from the latest breakthroughs in medical research to communication skills.
Health care professionals can use accredited CME to meet requirements for licensure, certification, credentialing, membership in professional societies, and other professional privileges.
In order to certify educational activities an organization must be an accredited CME provider. Organizations may be accredited by either the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) or a recognized state medical society.