Murray Kopelow, MD, Receives Service Award
New York Medical College (NYMC) recognized Murray Kopelow, MD, President and CEO, ACCME, for his 18 years of service, mentorship, and leadership to the Northeastern Consortium of Medical School CME Professionals (NCMSCMEP). The honor was presented to Dr. Kopelow during the 18th annual meeting of the NCMSCMEP, sponsored by NYMC in June. The award was given to Dr. Kopelow by Edward C. Halperin, MD, MA, Chancellor for Health Affairs and CEO; Joseph F. Dursi, MD, Associate Dean for CME; and Richard McCarrick, MD, Vice-Dean for GME and Affiliations, NYMC.
Dr. Kopelow and Kate Regnier, MA, MBA, Deputy Chief Executive and COO, ACCME, gave several presentations at the meeting. They presented highlights of the ACCME accreditation system, including the 2014 simplification of the accreditation requirements and process, and the proposal for a menu of new criteria for Accreditation with Commendation. Dr. Kopelow and Ms. Regnier explained how Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education™ supports interprofessional collaborative practice and team-based care.
They discussed the opportunities for accredited CME to take a leadership role in public health initiatives and described how accredited CME can contribute strategic support to medical education across the continuum, including the Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) program of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), and Maintenance of Licensure (MOL). Looking to the future, they explored how accredited CME needs to evolve to meet the lifelong learning needs of the emerging generations of physicians, who, as digital natives, learn, think, and process information differently than preceding generations.
The event was written up in the July 14 issue of InTouch, the New York Medical College newsletter.
From left: Edward C. Halperin, MD, MA, Chancellor for Health Affairs and CEO, NYMC; Murray Kopelow, MD, President and CEO, ACCME; Joseph F. Dursi, MD, Associate Dean for CME, NYMC; and Richard McCarrick, MD, Vice-Dean for GME and Affiliations, NYMC.