The Southern Medical Association (SMA) has been (re)surveyed by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and awarded accreditation with commendation for 6 years as a provider of continuing medical education for physicians. SMA’s current term is valid until November, 2017.
ACCME accreditation seeks to assure the medical community and the public that SMA provides physicians with relevant, effective, practice-based continuing medical education that that supports US health care quality improvement.
The ACCME employs a rigorous, multilevel process for evaluating institutions' continuing medical education programs according to the high accreditation standards adopted by all seven ACCME member organizations. These organizations of medicine in the US are the American Board of Medical Specialties, the American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association, the Association for Hospital Medical Education, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Council of Medical Specialty Societies, and the Federation of State Medical Boards of the US, Inc.