All educational activites are expected to be planned, implemented, and evaluated in compliance with the ACCME Essential Areas and their Elements and the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support.
Please complete all sections of this Certified Continuing Medical and Dental Education Application Form.
Checklist for Certified Activities
This list will help you keep track of all the forms and information needed by our office in order for your course to be certified. Although course applications may be approved for certification, credits cannot be certified for individual attendees until all documentation has been forwarded by the course director to Continuing Education and Professional Development (CEPD) and verified by the CME Coordinator.
Course Director, Coordinators and Speaker Forms
One three-page form is required for any person able to control the content of an activity certified for continuing medical education credit. This includes course directors and coordinators, planning committee members, speakers, moderators, and contributors.
The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) requires full disclosure for each speaker. The intent of this policy is neither to restrain nor prevent a speaker with a potential conflict of interest from making a presentation, only to openly identify any potential conflict and allow the audience to make an informed determination about the content presented. Those who refuse to disclose will not be allowed to plan or present for a CME-certified activity.
Pre-Presentation Content Review
Speakers will supply CEPD and the course director with their presentation slides and/or materials at a date set at least two weeks prior to the course date. Course directors are required to review each speaker’s presentation content prior to the presentation of the materials to the participants and prior to the printing of handout materials.
Compliance standards require that certified activities "measure the effectiveness of each activity in meeting the identified educational need in terms of satisfaction, knowledge, or skills." A variety of evaluation methods can be used to comply with certification standards. UT Graduate School of Medicine can advise course directors about evaluation methods, including the use of Audience Response Systems (ARS) for participant surveys.
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.