Planning a Continuing Medical Education (CME) course or activity requires a close working relationship between the Course Director and the CME office. Prior to initiating the application process, we advise you to contact the CME office to discuss possible dates, program ideas, content, and procedures.
To help streamline the process, we have developed the following lists of questions for Course Directors. Please review these lists with the CME director, to ensure that you have a clear understanding of all the components.
Applications must be submitted and approved at least three months prior to the activity date.
Forms for Developing a CME Course
CME courses require the administrative forms that we have provided for you below. You may complete these forms using MS Word, except for those that require your signature. Download and save each form on your computer before you begin to fill them out.
To help you achieve your objectives, we have compiled the following guidelines for your CME courses and activities.
- Identifying and Resolving Conflicts
- Meal Policy
- Directly Sponsored Live Activity
- Writing Learning Objectives
A number of websites address important ethical issues for health care professionals as they interact with related industries such as pharmaceuticals and biotech.