CME Accreditation Information

Congratulations on your interest in becoming an accredited provider of continuing medical education. The Utah Medical Association believes that the professional responsibility of physicians includes continuous learning throughout their careers and that this learning should result in improvements in physician performance and patient outcomes.

The Utah Medical Association is recognized by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) as the accrediting body for hospitals, specialty societies, and other medical organizations in the state of Utah that offer programs of continuing medical education. This accrediting function is carried out by the Utah Medical Association’s Accreditation Committee.

Accreditation speaks to the quality of an institution's overall CME program, based on its adherence to the UMA’s Essential Areas and Their Elements, Decision-Making Criteria, Standards for Commercial Support, and Accreditation Policies, referred to as the Accreditation Requirements. The UMA has adopted these Accreditation Requirements as the practices that a provider must implement for accreditation.

The process of seeking and maintaining accreditation is outlined in the Accreditation Manual. The Accreditation Manual explains the basic requirements of becoming an accredited provider and describes how the UMA conducts its program of accreditation. It is our goal that this information will assist CME providers in establishing and maintaining a strong, effective continuing medical education program which meets the requirements set forth in the Accreditation Requirements.

Our Committee encourages inquiries about continuing medical education and the accreditation process. We welcome the opportunity to help you build and maintain a strong CME program, and we commend you for your interest in accreditation.

 

Accreditation Policies and Manual

For CME Providers - Accreditation Documents & Forms

Accredited CME Provider Annual Report Information

Questions regarding these documents should be directed to Jackie Lehman at the UMA office (801-747-3500)