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Society member to chair ACCME Board

Wisconsin Medical Society member Carlyle Chan, MD, was elected chair of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) during the organization’s annual meeting in December.

A professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), Dr. Chan also served on the Society’s Council on Medical Education and Professional Development from 2008 to 2010. He has directed the CME program for MCW’s Department of Psychiatry for the past 27 years and chaired MCW’s CME Committee for more than a decade.

Doctor Chan has served on the ACCME’s Decision Committee and Executive Committee. He currently serves on the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Psychiatry Residency Review Committee.

More information is in this news release from the ACCME.

In 2012, the ACCME awarded Accreditation with Commendation status to the Wisconsin Medical Society as a CME provider for physicians. The Accreditation with Commendation status places the Society in the top tier of all CME providers, including some of the nation’s most prestigious medical schools. A CME provider since 1976, the Society received a six-year accreditation, the maximum awarded from ACCME. (Read more in this Society press release.)

ACCME-accredited providers certify educational activities for the American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award (AMA PRA) Credit System and award AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, which state licensing boards and boards of medical specialties use to re-license physicians and re-certify them in their areas of specialty. To earn the Accreditation with Commendation status, the Society demonstrated compliance in all 22 Criteria and Accreditation Policies.

The ACCME is a nonprofit organization based in Chicago that is responsible for accrediting U.S. institutions that offer continuing medical education through a voluntary, self-regulatory system. The ACCME also recognizes state medical societies as accreditors of intrastate CME providers, including community hospitals, state specialty societies and county medical societies.

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