Welcome to the Office of CME at the UTCOMC


Welcome to the Office of Continuing Medical Education

at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga


continuing medical education conference

What is CME? Continuing medical education (CME) is professional development for physicians. By definition, "[CME] consists of educational activities which serve to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public, or the profession". Click here for more info about the CME definition, content requirements, etc.


Why is CME important? CME is important and valuable to physicians and other medical professionals because it is required in order to maintain medical licensure & certification and improves their medical practice and keeps them up-to-date. CME also is beneficial to departments, organizations & employers because it strengthens their employees and is an opportunity for them. The most prominent CME activities attract attendees throughout the region and country, so the benefits of CME spread to the city, state, and national levels as well. Click here to read more about how CME benefits the physician, other medical professionals, department, organization, employer, city and state.


About CME Activities - CME activities are most often live activities, but they can also be pre-recorded video, written & audio presentations. CME usually takes the form of conferences where a speaker educates an audience of physicians on a medical topic or where a group of physicians discusses their current medical cases or medical journals, but it also includes a physician reviewing written, audio & video CME publications. Click here for more about the format of CME actvities.


ACCME Accreditation with Commendation

CME at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine  - CME is part of the strategic plan at the University of Tennessee and is an integral part of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine (UTCOM). The UTCOM provided 2,200 hours of instruction to 42,000 physicians and other medical professionals in 2019. The UTCOM is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians, and it has achieved Accreditation with Commendation, the highest tier of CME accreditation. Click here for more info about CME at the UTCOM.  




Basic Information About CME...

How CME can help & benefit your activity, program and organization

About CME/CE Credits and certificates of attendance for non-physicians

About the Content Requirements for certifying an educational activity for CME credit

About CME at the UTCOM

About CME in the United States

Browse our Other CME Resources for more information & resources related to CME

Browse the CME Glossary of Terms


For more Information about current CME Opportunities...

Glance at our upcoming CME Opportunities (you can also browse them on the CME Activity Calendar)

View all Regularly-Scheduled Series (these meet regularly throughout the year)

Subscribe to our E-Newsletter to receive emails about upcoming CME opportunities


To Administer a CME Opportunity...

Certify your educational activity for CME credit

Closeout your UTCOM-certified CME Activity (request issuance of the CME Credit certificates)


More Info about CME at the UT College of Medicine...

Learn more about CME at the UTCOM

Why to choose UT to certify your CME activity

Read the Purpose and Mission of the Office of CME at the UTCOM

Suggest a CME Topic

Contact Us



UT College of Medicine Chattanooga     960 East Third Street, Suite 100     Chattanooga, TN 37403     (800)947-7823, ext 6956     info@utcomchatt.org

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