Criterion 1

The provider has a CME mission statement that includes expected results articulated in terms of changes in competence, performance, or patient outcomes that will be the result of the program.

ACCME Note: 

This criterion was updated effective February 2014.

The ACCME is looking for explicit information about expected results in the CME mission, in order to understand how the organization intends to change their learners' (competence and/or performance and/or patient outcomes) through an overall CME program. Compliance is determined when the expected results are 'articulated in terms of changes in competence, performance, or patient outcomes that will be the result of the program.'