Continuing Medical Education

Albert F. Painter Jr., Psy.D., Assistant Dean of Faculty Affairs

CME at Wright State University

To enhance health care delivery, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine supports the development of continuing medical education (CME) programming for physicians. CME consists of educational activities which serve to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public or the profession. Physicians need to participate in both category I and category II educational activities for a balanced personal educational program.

CME activities must not promote recommendations, treatment or manners of practicing medicine that are known to have risks or dangers that outweigh the benefits, or are known to be ineffective in the treatment of patients. Note that an organization whose program of CME is devoted to advocacy of unscientific modalities of diagnosis or therapy is not eligible to apply for accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®).

The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine has been (re)surveyed by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and awarded Accreditation with Commendation for ACCME Accreditation with Commendation six (6) years as a provider of continuing medical education for physicians. (August 2013 - July 31, 2019)

Category I - Category I activities serve to maintain, develop or increase the knowledge, skills, professional performance and relationships a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public or the profession. They are formally organized and planned educational meetings that cover specific subject areas that are scientifically valid and appropriate in depth and scope for the intended physician audience (e.g., conferences, grand rounds, symposia, seminars, departmental scientific meetings). See the Activity Calendar for a list of upcoming CME offerings. 

Category II - Activities not designated Category I (e.g., reading
Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions 2012 Award recipientauthoritative medical literature, consultation with peers and me dical experts, developing and reviewing quality assessment data, use of electronic data bases in patient care, small-group discussions, self-assessment activities, teaching health professionals medical writing teleconferences) are
designated as Category II.


Other Units of Continuing Education Credit