Welcome to the Office of CME at the UTCOMC


The Office of Continuing Medical Education

at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga



continuing medical education conferenceWhat is CME? Continuing medical education (CME) is professional development for physicians. By definition, "[CME] consists of educational activities which serve to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public, or the profession". Click here for more info about the CME definition, content requirements, etc.



Why is CME important? CME is important and valuable to physicians and other medical professionals because it is required in order to maintain medical licensure & certification and improves their medical practice and keeps them up-to-date. CME also is beneficial to departments, organizations & employers because it strengthens their employees and is an opportunity for them. The most prominent CME activities attract attendees throughout the region and country, so the benefits of CME spread to the city, state & national levels as well. Click here to read more about how CME benefits the physician, other medical professionals, department, organization, employer, city and state.


About CME Activities - CME activities are most often live activities, but they can also be pre-recorded video, written & audio presentations. CME usually takes the form of conferences where a speaker educates an audience of physicians on a medical topic or where a group of physicians discusses their current medical cases or medical journals, but it also includes a physician reviewing written, audio & video CME publications. Click here for more about the format of CME activities.


Accreditation with Commendation

CME at the University of Tennessee  - CME is part of the strategic plan at the University of Tennessee and is an integral part of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine (UTCOM). The UTCOM is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians, and it has achieved Accreditation with Commendation, the highest tier of CME accreditation. The Chattanooga campus is the administrative center for the Offices of CME at the UTCOM under Robert Fore, EdD, Associate Dean for CME. Click here for more info about CME at the UTCOM.  



Basic Information About CME...

  How CME can help & benefit your activity, program and organization

  About CME/CE Credits and certificates of attendance for non-physicians

  About the Content Requirements for certifying an educational activity for CME credit

  About CME at the UTCOM

  About CME in the United States

  Browse our Other CME Resources for more information & resources related to CME

  Browse the CME Glossary of Terms


For more Information about current CME Opportunities...

  Glance at our upcoming CME Opportunities  (you can also browse them on the CME Activity Calendar)

  View all Regularly-Scheduled Series  (these meet regularly throughout the year) 

  Subscribe to our E-Newsletter to receive emails about upcoming CME opportunities


To Administer a CME Opportunity...

  Certify your educational activity for CME credit

  Closeout your UTCOM-certified CME Activity (request issuance of the CME Credit certificates)


More Info about CME at the UT College of Medicine...

  Learn more about CME at the UTCOM

  Why to choose UT to certify your CME activity

  Read the Purpose and Mission of the Office of CME at the UTCOM

  Suggest a CME Topic

  Contact Us



UT College of Medicine Chattanooga     960 East Third Street, Suite 100     Chattanooga, TN 37403     (800)947-7823, ext 6956     info@utcomchatt.org

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