For the fourth time since 2000, Thomas Jefferson University earned Accreditation with Commendation from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), extending Jefferson’s Continuing Medical Education (CME) program accreditation for six years, through July 2024. This achievement places the organization in the highest tier of all CME providers, including some of the nation’s most prestigious medical schools and professional medical societies.
The Accreditation with Commendation decision was based on a rigorous, multilevel process for evaluating institutions’ continuing medical education programs according to high accreditation standards that reflect the values of the educator community and aim to accelerate learning, inspire change and champion improvement in healthcare. Accreditation in the ACCME System seeks to assure the medical community and the public that providers deliver education that is relevant to clinicians’ needs, evidence-based, evaluated for its effectiveness and independent of commercial influence.
ACCME Accreditation with Commendation demonstrates that Jefferson offers quality continuing educational activities, which have been planned, implemented and evaluated in accordance with ACCME standards. ACCME accreditation also assures the medical community and the public that such activities provide physicians and other healthcare providers with interventions designed to improve the practice and delivery of medical care. ACCME-accredited providers certify educational activities for AMA PRA (American Medical Association’s Physician’s Recognition Award) Category 1 Credit™, which is used by state licensing boards and boards of medical specialties to relicense physicians and recertify them in their specialty areas.
“The award of continuing Accreditation with Commendation reflects the skill, dedication and innovation of Assistant Provost for Continuing Professional Development Dr. Jeanne Cole and her staff, who work daily with Jefferson faculty to provide continuing education programs of the highest caliber,” said Karen Novielli, MD, vice provost for faculty affairs and vice dean of faculty affairs and professional development. “It’s wonderful to see Dr. Cole, her staff and Jefferson again recognized as leaders in the field of continuing medical education.”