Continuing Medical Education (CME)
Maine Medical Center (MMC) is accredited by the Maine Medical Association to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. MMC was last awarded Full Accreditation as an intrastate CME sponsor for 4 years on October 25, 2012.
Dr. Robert Bing-You, Vice President for Medical Education, is the physician head of CME for Maine Medical Center. Oversight of MMC’s continuing medical education programs is provided by a CME Advisory Committee that includes representatives from each of the major departments and the Associate Chief Medical Officer/Patient Safety Officer.
Approval of credit for educational activities offered at MMC is the responsibility of the Department of Medical Education (DME). The majority of programs approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ are regularly-scheduled conferences (RSS) offered by MMC clinical departments or centers.
Each year, MMC offers a large number and great variety of regularly scheduled conference series (RSS) through its clinical departments and centers. A number of special programs – such as annual conferences, courses, or symposia – are also offered each year. MMC uses a combination of centralized and de-centralized approaches to regularly-scheduled conferences: RSS activities are planned, administered, evaluated and monitored on a department/center level, while designating educational activities for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is centralized in the Department of Medical Education.
A web-based CME tracking system allows department staff to record attendance for all Regularly-Scheduled Conference Series (RSS), such as Grand Rounds or Journal Club. The database also provides annual transcripts for physicians to simplify their documentation of CME activities completed for licensure.