ABMS Visiting Scholars Learn about CME
The ACCME hosted the American Board of Medical Specialties’ (ABMS) first group of Visiting Scholars in March. Kate Regnier, MA, MBA, Executive Vice President, ACCME, provided an overview of the ACCME System. She explained that accredited CME is designed to provide educational solutions for problems in practice. Ms. Regnier and Steve Singer, PhD, ACCME’s Vice President for Education and Outreach, described how accredited CME supports learners’ continuing professional development by providing opportunities for self-assessment, education, and periods of reflection and analysis. They explored how CME can be a strategic asset to population health and public health initiatives. They also described how the ACCME System is aligned with the goals of the ABMS Program for Maintenance of Certification (ABMS MOC®). The ABMS is an ACCME member organization.
Applications Now Open for ABMS Visiting Scholars Program
The 2015-2016 ABMS Visiting Scholars Program is accepting applications for an exciting opportunity for junior faculty, PhDs, residents/fellows, medical students, public health students, and graduate students in health services research and other relevant disciplines. Potential research topics include physician assessment and education, quality improvement in patient care, continuing professional development, and health policy, among others. Projects should build on existing research at the scholar’s institution and generate data, tools, and activities that could be useful to specialty boards in the Board Certification and Maintenance of Certification (MOC)/Continuing Certification (CC) process. For more information about the program and the application process, contact ABMS at VisitingScholars@abms.org.