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Accredited Education

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SCCM's Accredited Education Program resources provide those who engage with SCCM in the production of education, whether accredited or not, with tools, resources, and knowledge on how to improve education development, delivery, and impact of the education presented.

Get answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

Accreditation and Learning Strategies Committee

The Accreditation and Learning Strategies Committee plays a critical role in the improvement and direction of the Society’s educational programs.
  • Develops comprehensive educational strategies to apply across the Society’s many programs
  • Reviews and recommends changes to SCCM’s continuing education mission, policies, and procedures
  • Collects and reviews data on the effectiveness of educational activities
  • Identifies new learning strategies and educational gaps
Committee staff partner:  Dawn Herman

SCCM's Mission Statement

The mission of SCCM is to secure the highest-quality care for all critically ill and injured patients.
Education and Training section of the Policy Manual

Planning an Educational Activity

If you are working with an already established SCCM committee or task force, contact your SCCM staff partner to submit all appropriate documentation necessary for planning and delivering an educational activity.

Joint Providership
  • Medical education companies should contact Desiree Ng
  • Inquiries from other organizations should be directed to Dawn Herman

Faculty, Speaker, and Subject Matter Expert Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) defines ACE as follows: “Accredited continuing education consists of educational activities that serve to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a healthcare professional uses to provide services for patients, the public, or the profession. The content of ACE is that body of knowledge and skills generally recognized and accepted by the profession as within the basic medical sciences, the discipline of clinical medicine, and the provision of healthcare to the public.”

Further to this definition is the content that the ACCME considers acceptable for activities developed within an accredited provider’s ACE program. Examples of topics included in the definition of ACE content are:
  • Management, for healthcare professionals responsible for managing a healthcare facility
  • Educational methodology, for healthcare professionals teaching in a medical school
  • Practice management, for healthcare professionals interested in providing better service to patients
  • Coding and reimbursement in a medical practice
Yes, SCCM incorporates surveys for all of its ACE programming; this includes feedback on the faculty, speaker, and subject matter expert. You will find this information in LearnICU and can review and download it.
Yes, anyone who develops educational content MUST disclose any relevant financial relationships within the past 24 months in which they may have a commercial interest (ANY entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients).
At SCCM, all education is developed through a committee or task force, whose responsibility it is, as part of their needs assessment, to determine the most appropriate format and/or delivery method for the education.
This page will be updated periodically with additional information and resources. You are advised to check back frequently.