December 12, 2020
NORTHFIELD, ILL. — The College of American Pathologists (CAP) has been awarded Accreditation with Commendation as a provider of continuing medical education (CME) for physicians by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®). The CAP received a six-year accreditation—the longest term that the ACCME offers—because of its demonstration of exemplary performance.
The reaccreditation marks the third consecutive cycle that the CAP has received the six-year accreditation term.
“Education is extremely important to our members; it is one of the CAP’s most valued offerings,” said CAP President Patrick Godbey, MD, FCAP. “We award more CME hours than any other pathology organization, and we are proud of the ACCME’s recognition of the CAP as a premier provider of pathology CME education.”
The ACCME awards Accreditation with Commendation to recognize and celebrate organizations that excel as CME providers. In receiving the recognition, the CAP complied with all regular criteria and new criteria that demonstrate a provider’s efforts to:
- Advance interprofessional collaborative practice
- Address public health priorities
- Create behavioral change
- Show leadership
- Leverage educational technology, and
- Demonstrate the impact of education on health care professionals and patients.
ACCME accreditation demonstrates to the medical community and the public that the CAP provides physicians with relevant, effective, practice-based CME that supports US health care quality improvement. The ACCME system employs a rigorous process for evaluating institutions' CME programs according to standards that reflect the values of the educator community and aim to accelerate learning, inspire change, and champion improvement in health care.
About the College of American Pathologists
As the world's largest organization of board-certified pathologists and leading provider of laboratory accreditation and proficiency testing programs, the College of American Pathologists (CAP) serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide. For more information, read the CAP annual report at cap.org.