Continuing Medical Education

The purpose of the Office of Continuing Medical Education is to certify lifelong learning activities for physicians in order to improve the practice of medicine, addressing gaps in quality and patient safety and their outcomes. This includes patient care, research, medical education and administration.

Activities include a range of clinical, research, medical teaching and leadership skills which are based on identified needs of practitioners. This includes all segments of contemporary primary and specialty practice. Michigan State University is a world-class institution of higher learning. The target audience of the Office of Continuing Medical Education includes the broad community of health care professionals including primary and specialty physicians locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.


The expected results of the CME program are to provide activities that:

  • Incorporate the educational needs that underlie the professional practice gaps of our learners, and which match the current or potential scope of professional activities independent of commercial interests
  • Improve patient outcomes through early adoption of new standards and enhanced clinical skills
  • Foster the continuing educational development of physicians and health professionals to enhance their competence and performance
  • Improve the quality of the educational process through consultation and documented compliance with accreditation standards/criteria
  • Expand the use of technology in the documentation of physician participation
  • Enhance physician's professional competence through integrating the use of technological advances, health care information and research findings based on valid content with the ultimate goal of improved patient outcomes in clinical and professional practices

Primary Audience

Continuing Medical Education is designed for a physician audience, but all members of the healthcare teams are encouraged to participate.


Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Continuing Medical Education Office is focused on meeting the continuing education needs of the health care providers in our state and the nation, and supporting our partners in their efforts to offer world-class continuing medical education (CME) opportunities. The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) accredits MSU College of Human Medicine.

MSU College of Human Medicine has been resurveyed by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and awarded full accreditation for 4 years as a provider of continuing medical education for physicians. ACCME accreditation seeks to assure the medical community and the public that the college provides physicians with relevant, effective, practice-based continuing medical education that that supports US 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 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.