The Yale School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education as a provider of continuing medical education. The school offers a variety of continuing education programs directed both at practicing physicians and at physicians whose interest is in the basic sciences.
The mission of the Yale School of Medicine's Center for Continuing Medical Education is to advocate and support the continuing professional development of health care professionals towards the betterment and health of society. Through its Center for Continuing Medical Education and its collaboration with the Yale clinical enterprise, the Medical School offers a full range of evidence-based educational programs based on adult learning principles that enhance the practitioner's knowledge base, provide updates and review, and expand competence and performance with the goal of improving patient health status and the health of the public.
In the tradition of the Yale School of Medicine as a world-class institution, the target audience of Yale CME includes the broad range of the medical profession, from full-time practitioners to academic physicians with special interests in research and teaching, primary care providers, and other allied health care professionals locally, nationally and internationally.
The activities sponsored by Yale CME include primary care, specialty, and subspecialty topics in the field of medicine. The scope of these activities involves the body of knowledge and skills generally recognized and accepted by the profession as within the basic medical sciences, the discipline of clinical medicine, and the provision of health care to the public.
Types of Activities
Yale CME provides content and material tailored to complement the participant's needs and schedule through the following educational activities: conferences and workshops; remote courses; enduring materials; and online learning. Content is based on evidence and changes according to ongoing needs as determined by Yale faculty and national measurements.
As a CME program dedicated to the dissemination and discovery of new knowledge towards the betterment and health of society, Yale CME provides unbiased educational activities presented renowned Yale and visiting faculty, that are intended to enhance physician and other health professionals' performance. Outcomes measures assess how these programs influence behavior for the purpose of improving health outcomes and patient care.
Yale CME is accredited with Commendation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Yale CME strictly adheres to the ACCME Essential Areas and their Elements as its planning framework. All CME-certified programs are carefully planned so as to comply with their requirements.