Academic CME/CPD in the United States and Canada: Results of the 2018 AAMC-SACME Harrison Survey

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Designed for academic medical center (AMC) leaders and staff and leadership interested in continuing medical education and continuing professional development (CME/CPD).


The CME/CPD unit is a critical element of a well-run AMC because it supports faculty development and satisfaction and helps ensure highly competent medical care. Below are highlights from the report, which reflects responses from units at 118 medical schools.

    • Nearly all academic CME/CPD units (84%) reported developing educational curricula and 39% were engaging in the institutions’ strategic planning.

    • More than 75% of academic CME/CPD units interact with staff from residency education, faculty development, allied health professional programs, simulation center, and quality improvement/patient safety.

    • More than 50% of the respondents supported the development of faculty in areas of program evaluation, maintenance of certification, instructional methodology, learner assessment methods, and curriculum design.

    • Slightly over half of the academic CME/CPD units (52%) have access to quality improvement/patient safety data, and the majority of those units use this data to drive CME/CPD programming and interventions.


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ISBN 978-1727533309
Number of Pages 32