Are MECCs On the Way Out of Continuing Medical Education?

May 14, 2009 at 9:54 pm Leave a comment

The long awaited AMA CEJA report is out along with its companion piece from the MA Council on Medical Education. Overall, not too bad. Some tough love in parts. Some issues still need to be clarified. Here is one the MECC community will find interesting I am sure.

“The Council on Medical Education acknowledges that some of the CEJA recommendations are aspirational and there may not be existing guidelines or regulations to guide physicians and the CME community on how to demonstrate compliance. Additional interpretations, time, and experience will be needed before clarity in application and eventual compliance with these recommendations can be demonstrated. Specifically, the CEJA recommendations and terms requiring clarification are as underlined below:(fcp: one of the items in the list)

……the CME provider is not overly reliant on funding from industry sources.”

For those MECCs that are completely reliant on industry funding does this complete the wake up call many of you think has been coming? Regardless, there will surely be some interesting fireworks between now and the time the AMA takes this up as a policy decision.

Stay tuned.


Entry filed under: CME Issues, Continuing Medical Education, Pharma Funding.

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