Continuing Education

The Office of Lifelong Learning certifies continuing education activities and jointly sponsored activities in accordance with guidelines and standards put forth by the Accreditation Council for Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Dental Association’s Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP).


Through regularly scheduled series, workshops, lectures, conferences, symposia, workshops, enduring materials, and other continuing education activities, healthcare professionals and faculty from all over the country improve the competence and performance practice skills that will ultimately improve patience care and health outcomes. The Office of Lifelong Learning, in step with Meharry’s overall mission, remains committed to a high-quality continuing education program that regularly assesses course efficacies in terms of this goal.


This also requires us to stay current and informed on all ACCME and ADA CERP guidelines, which segues into another aspect of our department. We work with ideas and help plan, recommending 9–12 months of lead time to implement new activities (regularly scheduled activities usually require only three months).


We also encourage non-physician healthcare professionals to participate in our events when appropriate. Certificates are provided to those who are not eligible for ACCME AMA PRA Category 1 and ADA CERP credit.

Administration & Staff

Billy R. Ballard

Billy R. Ballard, M.D., D.D.S.

Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education;
Chairman and Professor, Pathology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6636

Allyson Fleming

Allyson Fleming, Ed.D.

Lifelong Learning
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6009

Sandra Settles

Sandra Settles, P.A.

CME Program Coordinator
Lifelong Learning
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6425

Contact Continuing Education

Office of Lifelong Learning
West Basic Sciences Building, Suite 4211
1005 Dr. D. B. Todd, Jr. Boulevard
Nashville, Tennessee 37208

Telephone: 615.327.6235
FAX: 615.327.6133