The University of Illinois College of Medicine (UI COM) Continuing Medical Education (CME) is an accredited provider for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education® (ACCME).
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Mission Statement & Purpose
It is the mission of the University of Illinois College of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) to improve patient care through education and research. Education in the health sciences is recognized as an interdisciplinary, interrelated continuum of programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education levels.
The purpose of the Office of CME is to update medical practitioners, enhancing their performance and behavior by helping them to acquire new and update knowledge, competence, skills, and attitudes appropriate to the latest practice theories; for medical practitioners to apply their acquired knowledge, competence, and skills to improve patient outcomes; to provide a breadth of accredited continuing education opportunities for medical practitioners; and, to encourage accredited continuing education activities that meet the educational needs of medical practitioners.
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The Office of CME, as a provider of accredited continuing education, offers the following types of educational activities:
- Enduring Material
- Performance Improvement
- Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS)
The Office of CME also provides the following services to faculty at the University of Illinois College of Medicine:
- Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
- Learning from Teaching
For information on MOC reporting and Learning from Teaching, please contact the Office of CME.
The Office in Chicago oversees the activities at all three UI COM sites (Chicago, Peoria and Rockford). Coordinators at each site provide guidance to activity directors and applicants on the process of CME at the University of Illinois.