Office of Continuing Medical Education
Welcome to the Office of Continuing Medical Education
at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga
What is CME? Continuing medical education (CME) is continuing education for physicians. 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 viewing a CME publication by him/herself.
Why is CME important? CME is important because physicians are required to attend CME activities in order to maintain their licensure and certification. The state of Tennessee requires physicians to earn 40 hours of CME credit every two years in order to maintain licensure, but different states have different CME hourly requirements in order to maintain licensure.
CME at the University of Tennessee - 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 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. The UTCOM is one of six colleges in the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and has campuses in Chattanooga, Knoxville & Memphis. The Chattanooga campus is the administrative center for the Offices of CME at the UTCOM under Dr. Robert Fore, Associate Dean for CME.
Basic Information About CME...
How CME can help your activity, program and organization
Why to choose UT to certify your CME activity
For more Information about current CME Opportunities...
Subscribe to our E-Newsletter to receive emails about upcoming CME opportunities
Glance at our ongoing Regularly-Scheduled Series
To Administer a CME Opportunity...
Closeout your UTCOM-certified CME Activity (request issuance of the CME Credit certificates)
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Read the Purpose and Mission of the Office of CME at the UTCOM
Browse our Other CME Resources for more information & resources related to CME
Browse the CME Glossary of Terms