Accredited CME Programming: Best-Practice Approaches to Impact Learning and Healthcare Outcomes

Baptist Health’s CME Program is doctor-driven and supported by guidance from knowledgeable CME Leadership to maintain certain standards. When physician leaders follow evidence-based standards and established parameters for developing and delivering accredited CME, the CME program supports improvement in patient care, safety and outcomes. This course will provide clarification to support physician CME directors in planning accredited continuing medical education program activities.

Target Audience

CME Conference and Symposium Directors and Planners
Baptist Health Medical Staff Members and the Clinical and Administrative Leaders Responsible for Developing and Delivering Accredited Continuing Medical Education

Learning Objectives

  • Explain how the system for accredited CME supports improvement in patient care, safety and outcomes.
  • Effectively implement the roles and responsibilities of the physician director* in the planning, development and delivery of CME that is part of an accredited CME program. (*Includes: Conference and Symposium Directors, Planners, Coordinators, Planning Committees, etc.)
  • Manage, avoid and/or resolve commonly misunderstood compliance issues that impact planning and development of accredited CME. 
  • Implement a strategy that allows physicians to earn Maintenance of Certification Credit when they complete an eligible CME course.
Additional information
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance
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J. Arturo Fridman, M.D.
Medical Director, Continuing Medical Education Program
Baptist Health South Florida

Linda N. Santos, MA
Corporate Director, Continuing Medical Education
Baptist Health South Florida


Marie Vital Acle, MPH, MCHES
Manager, Online Learning Program 

 It is the policy of Baptist Health South Florida to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all CME programming. Due to the non-clinical nature of the content discussed, the content developers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. This CME activity will not cover content that would involve products or services of commercial interests. Therefore no opportunity exists for a conflict of interest based on the financial relationships of faculty and those persons in control of content. Since these relationships are not relevant, no disclosure information was collected.

Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer

Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance
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