"Promote Diversity and Inclusion" is one of five objectives in ACCME's 2022-2026 Strategic Plan. ACCME will reward practices that incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) into all aspects of accredited education. 

Our objectives: 

  • Create and support a culture of mutual respect, inclusivity, and equity at ACCME, within the community of accredited providers, and for the faculty and healthcare professionals engaged in accredited education. 
  • Facilitate understanding that incorporating the issues of DEI into all aspects of accredited education will benefit healthcare professionals and the patients they serve. 

These resources are being shared in support of our mission to assure and advance quality learning for healthcare professionals that drives improvements in patient care. 

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@accme.org. We're here to help. 

Concrete ways that accredited providers can address DEI include (1) focusing continuing education topics and content on inequity and racism that exacerbate health disparities, (2) reflecting DEI in planners and faculty for continuing education—including patients, families, and other public representatives, and (3) ensuring that DEI variables such as social factors, affordability and access of recommended treatment, and cultural/linguistic competency are considered and addressed in continuing education.

Ethical Expectations of Physicians:

Lessons Injustice: