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Continuing Medical Education

Continuing Medical Education

ACCREDITATION

The University of California, Davis Health System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of California, Davis Health System Department of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

CREDIT DESIGNATION

Courses designed for primary care physicians are submitted to the American Academy of Family Practice. Speciality credit designations are obtained as appropriate for the learners' scope of practice.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is acceptable for relicensure and certification needs of multidisciplinary team members including nurses, physician assistants, psychologists, and many others.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for license renewal.

Additional credit designations are obtained as appropriate; i.e. Commission on Dietetic Registration, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.

Board of Behavioral Sciences

UC Davis Health System Office of Continuing Medical Education, Provider No. PCE 2354, is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences to provide continuing education to licensed clinical social workers and marriage and family therapists.

 

DISCLOSURE OF RELEVANT FACULTY RELATIONSHIPS

As a provider accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, the University of California, Davis Health System must ensure balance, independence, and objectivity in all CME activities to promote improvements in health care and not proprietary interests of a commercial interest. The provider controls all decisions related to identification of CME needs, determination of educational objectives, selection and presentation of content, selection of all persons and organizations that will be in a position to control the content, selection of educational methods, and evaluation of the activity. Course directors, planning committee members, presenters, authors, moderators, panel members, and others in a position to control the content of this activity are required to disclose relevant financial relationships with commercial interests related to the subject matter of this educational activity. Learners are able to assess the potential for commercial bias in information when complete disclosure, resolution of conflicts of interest, and acknowledgment of commercial support are provided prior to the activity. Informed learners are the final safeguards in assuring that a CME activity is independent from commercial support. We believe this mechanism contributes to the transparency and accountability of CME.