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MSMS Earns National Accreditation with Commendation

Distinction Recognizes Society for Being a Change Agent in Physician Learning

The Michigan State Medical Society's Continuing Medical Education (CME) program has earned six-year Accreditation with Commendation from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). ACCME accreditation seeks to assure the medical community and the public that MSMS provides physicians with relevant, effective, practice-based continuing medical education that supports US health care quality improvement. Accreditation with Commendation is awarded to providers that demonstrate compliance in all criteria and the accreditation policies.

"We commend MSMS for meeting the ACCME's accreditation requirements and for demonstrating that yours is a learning organization and a change agent for the physicians and patients you serve," said Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc, President and Chief Executive Officer for ACCME. "You have demonstrated an engagement with your environment in support of physician learning and change that is a part of a system for 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 US 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 US, Inc.

"This is a terrific achievement for MSMS," said MSMS President David M. Krhovsky, MD. "Being awarded Accreditation with Commendation reflects the tremendous dedication of the MSMS team towards quality improvement and safety. It is yet another example of the quality educational opportunities MSMS offers our physician members."

The Michigan State Medical Society is a professional association of more than 15,000 Michigan physicians. Its mission is to promote a health care environment which supports physicians in caring for, and enhancing the health of Michigan citizens through science, quality, and ethics in the practice of medicine. Please visit www.msms.org for more information.

 

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