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.