Explore ACCME’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Volunteer Survey Results

ACCME relies on its community of dedicated volunteers to sustain a high-quality, self-regulated CME system that advances clinician performance and patient care. In line with ACCME’s strategic goal to promote diversity and inclusion by creating and supporting a culture of mutual respect, inclusivity, and equity, ACCME conducted a survey of their volunteers to better understand the demographics of their volunteer community. 

“We share these materials so that accredited providers might consider making their own measurements of their planners, faculty, or learners,” said Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc, ACCME President and CEO. “Creating an inclusive environment that enhances, recognizes and celebrates the terrific diversity of our community helps us be ever more effective. With this information, we can enhance our understanding of our community’s demographic makeup and take steps to ensure we are advancing our goal of equity in continuing education.”

Survey Results
The survey was sent to the following volunteer groups— the ACCME Board of Directors, Accreditation Review Committee (ARC), Committee for Review and Recognition (CRR), and accreditation surveyors. Almost 140 responses were collected, with a 95% response rate. Respondents could choose to leave any question unanswered.

The survey questions were based on the work done by the American Nurses Association’s Institute for Nursing Research & Quality Management.

Explore the survey results below.