The International Institute for Continuing Medical Education, Inc. (IICME) was formed in 1995 and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. IICME also offers CME Category 1 credits via state-of-the-art DVD series.
The mission of the International Institute for Continuing Medical Education (IICME) is to design, develop, and deliver evidence-based scientific information to physicians and other healthcare professionals that promotes lifelong learning. IICME manifests this mission mainly through offering educational opportunities that support physician's needs to enhance their competence in medical knowledge and performance recognizing competencies essential to the practice of medicine, patient care, practice and systems improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, and professionalism. IICME will achieve this mission by the continued determination of knowledge and performance gaps, educational development, activity and overall CME program evaluation, and analysis of educational activities. IICME expects that physicians attending IICME certified CME activities will report learning outcomes related to one or more of these competencies that will impact their practice.
Purpose: Development, design and deliver evidence-based clinical and scientific information to physicians and other health care providers that promote lifelong learning.
Content Areas: Certified CME content or format and its collateral materials must promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary interest of a commercial interest. Specific areas of content include, but may not be limited to, imaging science and clinical application, prevention and screening; diagnosis; patient management, and high quality clinical outcomes. Clinical practice guidelines, and practice performance measures, clinical trials, and peer-reviewed published research will be a part of the content of all CME activities. The competencies established by the American Board of Medical Specialties, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, and the Institute of Medicine also provide the foundation for educational content.
Target Audience: Specialist, sub-specialist, primary care physicians, and other healthcare professionals.
Types of Activities: Live courses, enduring material, online CME, reviews, joint sponsorships, and symposia
Expected Results: Education and non-educational interventions are designed to eliminate identified knowledge and performance gaps impacting physician competence, performance, and/or patient outcomes. IICME will identify educational needs; design, develop, and deliver interventions to meet those needs; and evaluate the attainment of desired results in ameliorating the need and achieving the educational objectives of the intervention. IICME is committed to a CME program that defines expected results and measures the impact on competence, performance, and/or patient outcomes.