This document is for internal use by the University of Chicago to request certification of a continuing medical education (CME) activity. The University of Chicago is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Center for Continuing Medical Education (Center for CME) provides the oversight and institutional endorsement of all CME activities. It is the responsibility of Center for CME to monitor the integrity of all University of Chicago CME activities to ensure compliance with ACCME, AMA, and University of Chicago criterion, guidelines, policies, and procedures.
APPLICATION AND REVIEW PROCESS
Activity planners are encouraged to submit the application with requested documentation to The Center for CME at least 9 to 6 months prior to the activity date. Applications will not be considered for review if received less than 90 days prior to the activity date.
Applications for CME Certification are reviewed on the second Friday of every month, unless otherwise noted. Applications and supporting materials must be received no later than 5pm on the Monday prior to the scheduled review. All applications are reviewed for completeness upon receipt and incomplete applications will be returned with a checklist requesting missing information.
Important: All promotional materials must be approved by the Center for CME in writing and prior to distribution. Promotional materials may not contain phrases such as "AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTMApplied For", "Credit Pending" or any other statement suggesting that a CME application or activity offering AMA PRA Credit is in review. Failure to comply with these conditions will result in immediate withdrawal of CME Certification.
MEETING PLANNING AND COORDINATION
It is highly recommended that meeting planning start 12 - 9 months prior to activity start date. Please contact the CME office for information about meeting planning options and resources.The department and/or institution providing the activity will be responsible for the logistics associated with meeting planning and all costs related to activity development and production.
The mission of the Center for Continuing Medical Education at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is to improve patient care by fostering lifelong learning for all members of the interdisciplinary and interprofessional health care team. Through the planning and delivery of unbiased, timely, and scientifically robust educational activities, we strive to measurably strengthen learners’ knowledge, competence, and performance. It is expected that these activities will lead to improved patient outcomes.