Lippincott Continuing Medical Education Institute, Inc. Accreditation

Lippincott Continuing Medical Education Institute, Inc. has been surveyed by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and is accredited as a provider of continuing medical education for physicians, with a grade of Exemplary Compliance in the area of Needs Assessment. Our current accreditation term runs through November 2011.

In addition, Lippincott Continuing Medical Education Institute, Inc. currently is approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Our current accreditation term runs through June 2013.

Accreditation by the ACCME and ACPE seeks to assure physicians, pharmacists and the public that CE activities provided by LCMEI meet the high standards of the ACCME’s Essential Areas & Standards for Commercial Support and the ACPE’s Criteria.

The ACCME rigorously evaluates the overall CME programs of institutions according to standards adopted by all seven sponsoring organizations of the ACCME. These 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.

The ACPE is the national agency for the accreditation of professional degree programs in pharmacy and for the approval of providers of continuing pharmaceutical education.  The ACPE is an autonomous and independent agency whose Board of Directors is derived through the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the American Pharmaceutical Association, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, and the American Council on Education. The organizational structure of ACPE ensures the integrity of the accreditation program through responsive, responsible, and independent operation.

“Lippincott CME Institute’s accreditation services are simply an extension of Wolters Kluwer Health’s corporate mission,” said Karen M Overstreet, EdD, RPh, FACME, CCMEP, LCMEI Executive Director. “Our activities have always been designed to educate health care professionals and, ultimately, help improve patient care and clinical outcomes. Our expertise in the design and execution of activities based on adult learning principles significantly increases our ability to help physicians and pharmacists achieve these goals.”

As one of the few publishing companies in the world accredited to provide both medicine and pharmacy continuing education, LCMEI is able to offer certified educational activities across all platforms—journals and journal supplements, newsletters, monographs, electronic media, and symposia.