Accreditation represents a periodic and integrated process of institutional self reflection and standards-based external review, two cornerstones of a self regulating profession in its social contract with the society it serves.
The Canadian university offices of Continuing Medical Education are accredited by the Committee on Accreditation on Continuing Medical Education (CACME). CACME is a national committee supported through a partnership of six Canadian medical organizations*. It is comprised of medical practitioners and educators nominated by its member organizations.
CACME’s accreditation standards are conceived according to the belief that university CME/CPD offices are unique. They differ from other CME/CPD providers because they are based in publicly funded institutions and, as such, have a particular responsibility to address the health needs of society.
We will assure the profession and the public that they are being well served by the academic centres responsible for that long segment of the continuum of life-long-learning represented by the Continuing Medical Education / Continuing Professional Development (CME/CPD). Successful accreditation will foster the high standards of performance expected of an academic institution.