School Of Medicine Program Wins Accreditation With Commendation
John A. Burns School of Medicine

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa John A. Burns School of Medicine has received Accreditation with Commendation from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) for its Continuing Medical Education Program. The program, Hawaiʻi Consortium for CME, is a joint venture between JABSOM and the Hawaiʻi Medical Association that began in 1994.

CME director Kalani Brady says this is the first time in its 22-year history that Hawaiʻi Consortium for CME has received Accreditation with Commendation.

A C C M E Accreditation with Commendation pin and ribbon

The designation of Accreditation with Commendation, issued last month, is for a six-year period and commends the John A. Burns School of Medicine for meeting the ACCME’s accreditation requirements and for “demonstrating that yours is a learning organization and a change agent for physicians and patients you serve. You have demonstrated an engagement with your environment in support of physician learning and change that is a part of a system for quality improvement.”

Legislation mandates evidence of CME as a requirement for licensure in Hawaiʻi and there is increasing benefit of CME for maintaining physician certification by national specialty boards. CME also serves as a vehicle for faculty development.

The mission of the Hawaiʻi Consortium for CME is to support delivery of the highest quality of patient care by educating current health-care professionals and physician leaders in Hawaiʻi and the Asia-Pacific region.

The consortium believes that excellence and leadership in health care is accomplished through a continuum of medical education and to that end provides activities that are evidence-based, translational, in community partnerships and directed to improving the competence and performance of physicians and health of the community.

For more information, read the John A. Burns news release.

—By Tina Shelton