Accreditation with Commendation

The Barry M. Manuel Continuing Medical Education Office at the Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine has been providing Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities since 1973. Since 2006, we have been Accredited with Commendation by the ACCME. Since 2008, we have been a provider of nursing continuing education under the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), reaccredited with Distinction since 2012. In December 2022, the Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine was awarded Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education with Commendation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Our Joint Accreditation status reflects our years of successful collaboration with the University, Boston Medical Center and a broad range of health-focused organizations representing the interprofessional workforce. 

This status supports interprofessional continuing education by the team, for the team and allows for simultaneous accreditation of continuing education activities for multiple professions including physicians, nursing professionals, pharmacists, behavioral health specialists, physician assistants, dentists, and others. 

The CME Office achieved commendation status by satisfying higher level criteria which included successes in educational research and scholarship; impacting patient level outcomes; addressing factors beyond clinical care (e.g., social determinants); addressing population health issues; and improving health-care quality through interprofessional continuing education. The CME Office is nationally recognized for its long history of supporting team-based, interprofessional education in concert with Boston Medical Center, our affiliated Community Health Centers and additional healthcare systems.

Given the broad clinical experience of the school’s faculty, we offer education on a wide range of clinical disciplines. Our reach is local, regional, and national. In the past five years, the CME Office has educated more than 800,000 healthcare professionals, providing accredited activities ranging from webinars; national conferences and meeting series; Grand Rounds; quality improvement initiatives; Project ECHOs; and online activities. The hallmark of the CME Office activities is translating the teaching and research expertise of our clinical faculty and staff into achievable goals at the practice level. 

 


ACCME ACPE ANCC

In support of improving patient care, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 



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Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine CME Office has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7205. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are  clearly identified. Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine CME Office is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.


 


Additional Accreditation

We can also apply for or help you apply for additional accreditation for your programs. Please ask about additional accreditations during your preliminary planning meetings with us. For more information about other accreditations, please visit the links below to go to the organization’s website.