The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) received accreditation through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The ACCME is a nonprofit corporation based in Chicago and responsible for accrediting institutions that offer continuing medical education (CME) to physicians and other health care professionals. The ACCME’s mission is to identify, develop, and promote rigorous national standards for quality CME that improves physician performance and medical care for patients and their communities.
“This is a sign that our CME office has met the rigorous standards of quality CME to enable healthcare professionals in the border region of West Texas to pursue lifelong learning. This will enhance professional competence and performance, and improve and promote the health of their patients,” said President of TTUHSC El Paso Richard Lange, M.D., M.B.A.
The Office of CME at TTUHSC EP Paul L. Foster School of Medicine is the only CME office in the city and the Upper Rio Grande region with the ACCME Accreditation Status.
This accreditation signals that TTUHSC El Paso’s CME office has met the rigorous standards of quality CME to enable healthcare professionals in the Border Region of West Texas to pursue lifelong learning that will enhance their professional competence and performance, and improve and promote the health of their patients.
The ACCME accreditation system is recognized as a national model that ensures that continuing medical education is independent, free of commercial bias, based on valid content, and effective in addressing professional and practice gaps. Currently there are approximately 700 accredited CME providers in the U.S., and TTUHSC El Paso’s CME office can now count itself among them.