In support of improving patient care, Indiana University School of Medicine's Division of Continuing Education in Healthcare Professions is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team.
Under the Joint Accreditation (JA) guidelines, IU School of Medicine can award credit to physicians, nurses, and pharmacists through a single, unified application process and set of accreditation standards. IU School of Medicine can also provide verification of attendance to other members of the health care team, including dentists, dietitians, optometrists, physician assistants, psychologists, and social workers.
IU School of Medicine maintains responsibility for ensuring that all continuing education activities meet accepted standards of education and serve to maintain, develop or increase knowledge, skills, and performance of healthcare professionals to improve the quality of care for patients and their communities.
Joint Accreditation Expectations
The Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education identifies, develops and promotes standards for quality continuing education that is planned by and for the healthcare team. IU School of Medicine must follow rigorous standards to ensure that all education is planned and implemented independently and free of commercial bias, as well as effective in improving the quality of care delivered by the healthcare team.
Those seeking continuing education credit from IU School of Medicine for educational activities and learning initiatives must follow established policies, procedures and practices designed to ensure that these standards are met and overall accreditation is maintained.