Our Mission

Mission: Advancing clinical care through education

Vision: To accelerate health improvement through targeted education at UMHS and beyond

Strategic Action Points:

  • Maintain UMMS accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
  • Promote the dissemination of high-quality, clinically actionable knowledge to healthcare professionals
  • Integrate continuing education into clinical workflow
  • Enhance the healthcare provided by UMHS care partners through shared educational initiatives
  • Embed an education strategy within major UMHS clinical initiatives

Function:  The University of Michigan Medical School’s (UMMS) Office of Continuing Medical Education and Lifelong Learning (OCME&LL) helps advance the education and clinical practice of physicians at the University of Michigan Health System (UMHS) and those who would like to participate in our learning programs.  In addition to generally supporting this aim, OCME&LL oversees two important UMMS/UMHS programs:

Continuing Medical Education (CME). OCME&LL acts on behalf of UMMS in overseeing and coordinating CME activities for physicians, assuring that national and institutional requirements are met.  UMMS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide CME for physicians.  Among other functions, OCME&LL is operationally responsible for maintaining this accreditation and for designating American Medical Association Physician Recognition Award (AMA PRA) Category 1 credit for UMMS CME activities.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC). OCME&LL works with the Part IV MOC Program in the Quality Department in assisting UMHS physician leaders understand MOC requirements and supporting UMHS physicians in meeting their MOC requirements. 

  • Part II MOC. As a CME provider accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, OCME&LL can explain requirements and approve having CME activities also provide Part II MOC (self-assessment of knowledge) for the American Board of Anesthesiology, American Board of Internal Medicine, and American Board of Pediatrics.  For additional information, contact OCME&LL.
  • Part IV MOC.  Michigan Medicine has been approved by the Multi-Specialty Part IV MOC Portfolio Program of the American Board of Medical Specialties to designate Part IV (practice assessment and improvement) credit through physician’s participation in quality improvement (QI) projects. Most of the 24 specialty boards accept Part IV approved and reported through Michigan Medicine.

For further information see www.med.umich.edu/moc-qi/index.html

See the OCME&LL site links to the left for more information about these two areas:

  • Organizational structure:  OCME&LL is a unit within the Dean’s Office and reports to the Senior Associate Dean for Education and Global initiatives.  See the “Contact Us” link to the left for a description of roles and staff within OCME&LL.
  • Ideas and suggestions:  OCME&LL is always seeking ways to assist UMHS physicians and departments with their continuous professional development needs.  Ideas and suggestions are welcome.