The provider develops activities/educational interventions in the context of desirable physician attributes (competencies).

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About the Rule

The ACCME is looking for an active recognition of “desirable physician attributes” in the planning process (e.g., “We have planned to do a set of activities that touch on professionalism and communications to address our patients’ concerns that they are not receiving complete discharge instructions – which is the identified professional practice gap.”) The simple labeling of an activity with a competency is a start and provides the learner with information with which to choose an activity and potentially will be important for reporting purposes within Maintenance of Certification/Continuing Certification.

Key Concepts and Definitions

Key Concept

Providers are expected to develop their CME activities around core competencies that reflect their CME mission and values.  Many providers use the competencies developed and published by prominent national and international organizations such as: ACGME/ABMS, the National Academy of Medicine, and the Interprofessional Education Collaborative, as the basis of their identification of their own competencies.  Providers are free to recognize the competencies that are important to their own organization.