Continuing Medical Education (CME) consists of educational activities which serve to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public, or the profession.
The content of CME is that body of knowledge and skills generally recognized and accepted by the profession as:
- within the basic medical science;
- the discipline of clinical medicine;
- the provision of health care to the public.
*ACCME Definition of a Commercial Interest: A commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.