Dignity Health - East Valley CME Department is accredited by the Arizona Medical Association aligned with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).
The CME Department adheres to ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in accredited continuing education. The Standards are designed to:
- Ensure that accredited continuing education serves the needs of patients and the public.
- Present learners with only accurate, balanced, scientifically justified recommendations.
- Assure healthcare professionals and teams that they can trust accredited continuing education to help them deliver safe, effective, cost-effective, compassionate care that is based on best practice and evidence.
- Create a clear, unbridgeable separation between accredited continuing education and marketing and sales.
As an accredited CME provider, the Dignity Health - East Valley CME Office must be involved in the initial planning stages of any activity for which Category 1 Credit is sought. This occurs before dates, speakers, and activity content have been confirmed. It must occur prior to the preparation and dissemination of any activity announcements. For Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS) only one application is required annually with overall all needs assessment and objectives.
All applications must be submitted at least three months in advance of the proposed activity dates.
Applications must be completed in their entirety and all appropriate documentation attached to be reviewed. Incomplete or hand written applications will be returned.