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August 28, 1987

Continuing Medical Education

JAMA. 1987;258(8):1043-1048. doi:10.1001/jama.1987.03400080053008

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ACCREDITATION ACTIVITIES  The number of sponsors of continuing medical education (CME) accredited by state medical societies and the general classification of these sponsors are given in Table 1. The total increased only slightly from last year, 1871 compared with 1861. Since this number has not increased significantly over the past few years, it appears that most intrastate organizations desiring CME accreditation have already been accommodated.Seventy-two percent of state-accredited sponsors of CME are hospitals. Not included in this list, however, are hospitals affiliated with medical schools for their CME programs, which come under the accreditation of the medical school. The number of these hospitals varies for each medical school, and accurate information is unavailable. A few medical schools report over 50 CME-affiliated hospitals, while most appear to have about ten.The number of sponsors of CME accredited directly by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) has also increased