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Continuing Medical Education

Physicians listen during a continuing medical education course

The University of Illinois College of Medicine (UI COM), Office of Continuing Medical Education is accredited through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) as a provider of continuing medical education. Activities are based on identified needs relevant to the target audience. Topics may include clinical practice, relevant research, the physician-patient relationship, patient safety, quality improvement, and professional development in healthcare delivery.

Contact us Heading link

Keith Yerian, CME Coordinator

Application Approval Process Heading link

Applications should be submitted 60-90 days before the activity takes place (new activity or renewal). This ensures enough time to process the paperwork and to approve it before the activity takes place.

All applications (proposals) must undergo the standard CME application process. This means the CME Coordinator reviews the initial submission to prepare it for the committee to review, then the Peoria Committee on CME reviews the proposal, then the Executive Committee on CME reviews the proposal.  If any revisions are needed at any stage of this process, communication will be made back to the submitting parties accordingly prior to additional review and approval.

Advisory Committee Meeting Schedule Heading link

The UICOMP Advisory Committee on CME meets monthly and the Executive Committee on CME meets on the 1st Thursday of each month.

These dates include:

Advisory Committee
CME Meeting
U of I Executive
CME Meeting
Jan. 4, 2023Jan. 18, 2023Feb. 2, 2023
Feb. 1, 2023Feb. 15, 2023March 2, 2023
March 1, 2023March 15, 2023April 6, 2023
April 5, 2023April 19, 2023May 4, 2023
May 3, 2023May 17, 2023June 1, 2023
June 7, 2023June 21, 2023July 6, 2023
July 5, 2023July 19, 2023Aug. 3, 2023
Aug. 2, 2023Aug. 16, 2023Sept. 7, 2023
Sept. 6, 2023Sept. 20, 2023Oct. 5, 2023
Oct. 4, 2023Oct. 18, 2023Nov. 2, 2023
Nov. 1, 2023Nov. 15, 2023Dec. 7, 2023
Dec. 6, 2023Dec. 20, 2023Jan. 4, 2024

Application Guidelines Heading link

CME activity is classified as RSS (Regularly Scheduled Series) or Episodic.

RSS Activities are defined by the ACCME as a series of multiple sessions that occur weekly, monthly, or quarterly. RSS activities include Case Conferences, Grand Rounds, Journal Clubs, Morbidity & Mortality Rounds, Tumor Boards, or any other type of regularly scheduled educational meeting formatted with a consistent theme (e.g. patient safety rounds, research rounds).

Episodic Activities are defined by the ACCME as a live CME activity where learners participate in person, and usually planned as an individual event. Some courses are held multiple times with multiple audiences. Episodic Activities include: Courses, Enduring Material, Internet CME, Performance Improvement CME (PI-CME) and Learning Associated with Teaching (LAT). ​