For Course Directors
Getting UT Graduate School of Medicine involved in the planning process as early as possible is a very important step in getting a continuing medical or dental educational activity approved for credit. Along with meeting very specific requirements, the office of Continuing Education and Professional Development has many tools and resources to offer that can enhance your activity. Please call us (865-305-9190) or email (ContinuingEducation@utmck.edu) us if you wish to seek credit approval for an activity.
We certify three different types of activities for continuing education credit:
Directly Sponsored Course – One-time only activities planned by the CEPD or by the CEPD and a co-sponsor with a UTGSM academic department. CEPD can provide services of either turn-key management or certify-only.
Jointly Sponsored Course- One-time only activities planned by the CEPD and a non-certified, non-University entity acting as a co-sponsor. CEPD can provide services of either turn-key management or certify-only.
Regularly Scheduled Series (Grand Rounds) - Weekly or monthly education activities that are primarily planned by UT Graduate School of Medicine departments and presented to our professional staff. Examples include Grand Rounds, Tumor Boards, and Faculty Development Series.
The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine
Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development
1924 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, Tennessee 37920
Phone - (865) 305-9190
FAX - (865) 305-6823
University of Tennessee
College of Medicine (UTCOM)
CME Mission Statement
The University of Tennessee College of Medicine (UTCOM) is committed to improving patient care outcomes for the citizens of Tennessee through continuing medical education efforts that promote lifelong learning for physicians. UTCOM continuing medical education activities will assist physicians in increasing their knowledge and skills to enable measurable results to occur in competence, performance, and patient care outcomes.
UTCOM has established a framework for continuing medical education based on the core competencies established by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) in its Maintenance of Certification (MOC) efforts. Those competencies include patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and systems-based practice. In addition, content is drawn from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Aims including patient care that is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable.
The primary audience of the UTCOM includes its faculty, the medical staffs of its affiliated teaching hospitals, the physicians of Tennessee, and other health care professionals. Beyond its primary audience, the UTCOM plans and conducts continuing medical education activities that attract participants on a regional and national level.
Type of Activities
UTCOM provides a variety of continuing medical education opportunities ranging from primary care to sub-specialty courses, seminars, regularly scheduled series, enduring materials, and performance improvement projects. The educational design and method for each continuing medical education activity is determined by the identified practice gap, content and instructional strategy, and expected results.
The UTCOM accredited program of continuing medical education is focused on fulfilling its mission of improving patient care outcomes for the citizens of Tennessee. While relying on a framework established by the ACGME, ABMS, and IOM, continuing medical education activities are expected to produce measurable results in physician competence, performance, and patient care outcomes. The University of Tennessee College of Medicine recognizes that some outcomes are immediately measurable, while others result from repeated, long-range educational interventions by multiple sources.