Let the WSMA help your organization become an accredited provider and ensure your physicians are receiving CME that meets our high standards of excellence.
The WSMA is recognized by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide a voluntary interstate accreditation program for organizations that provide Category 1 continuing medical education activities. CME is central to life-long learning and professional development to which physicians and the WSMA are committed. Through its accreditation program, the WSMA seeks to assure physicians and the public that CME activities presented by accredited providers meet the high standards adopted by the association and by the ACCME.
WSMA CME Accreditation Service
The WSMA offers CME accreditation services to numerous providers meeting our high standards of quality. Specifically our CME Accreditation Committee is charged with:
- Monitoring the administration of the mandatory continuing medical education requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.
- Evaluating and accrediting providers of intrastate Category 1 continuing medical education programs.
- Representing the WSMA in its professional role to assure that appropriate needs assessment programs are carried out on behalf of its members; that its members are encouraged to participate in the full spectrum of continuing medical education activities; that they are assisted by the WSMA in becoming acquainted with the extent of those opportunities; and that the WSMA assists in evaluation of the same.
- Advising the Washington State Medical Commission (formerly the Medical Quality Assurance Commission) on medical education, continuing medical education, licensure and other issues as directed by the WSMA Board of Trustees or Executive Committee.
Purpose of accreditation
Accreditation is the set standard to assure quality continuing medical education activities that are planned, implemented and evaluated in accordance with all WSMA policies, the ACCME accreditation requirements and policies and standards of commercial support.
If you have questions about WSMA's accreditation services, contact Kendra Peterson, manager of education and accreditation, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.956.3638.