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Continuing Medical Education (CME)

ASTS Again Achieves Accreditation with Commendation Status in 2016

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The American Society of Transplant Surgeons has been resurveyed by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and awarded Accreditation with Commendation for 6 years as a provider of continuing medical education for physicians.

ACCME accreditation seeks to assure the medical community and the public that American Society of Transplant Surgeons provides physicians with relevant, effective, practice-based continuing medical education that that supports U.S. health care quality improvement.

The ACCME employs a rigorous, multilevel process for evaluating institutions' continuing medical education programs according to the high accreditation standards adopted by all seven ACCME member organizations. These organizations of medicine in the United States are the American Board of Medical Specialties, the American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association, the Association for Hospital Medical Education, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Council of Medical Specialty Societies, and the Federation of State Medical Boards of the U.S., Inc.

CME Mission Statement

Through its CME program, ASTS seeks to provide its members and other transplant team providers with education and training that is vital to quality care and patient safety. The ASTS CME program goes beyond the traditional administrative and accrediting functions of medical education as ASTS challenges itself to become a catalyst and advocate for education that promotes change, development, and improvement. The purpose of the program is to provide high-quality, evidence-based educational opportunities incorporating best practices in adult learning that are based on systematically identified needs and designed to advance provider competence, enhance practice performance, promote patient safety, and improve patient outcomes.

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Questions? Email education@asts.org.