Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine Receives ACCME Accreditation

Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine Receives ACCME Accreditation

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STRATFORD – The Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (RowanSOM) has received accreditation from the American Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education to physicians. The accreditation is, initially, for two years and provides the medical school with the opportunity to expand its robust catalog of in-person and online training programs.

“This accreditation showcases the expertise we have available at RowanSOM,” said Dr. Joshua Coren, chair of Family Medicine and the director of Continuing Medical Education at RowanSOM. “This was a tremendous team effort that resulted from countless hours of dedicated work from a number of individuals at our school. This accreditation enables us to offer CME training to all physicians in every discipline.”

Continuing medical education (CME) requirements can vary by state. By law, New Jersey physicians must earn 100 CME credits every two years to maintain their medical licenses. The ACCME accreditation allows RowanSOM to provide this essential training for both allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) physicians. It confirms that RowanSOM meets the ACCME standard of providing physicians with advanced “relevant, practice-based and independent of commercial influence” training that optimizes the care, health and wellness of patients.

“I’m extremely proud that our CME team has earned this important distinction,” said RowanSOM Dean Dr. Thomas Cavalieri. “This highlights the important role our school has in ensuring quality medical care for patients and is consistent with the continuing growth of our school and of Rowan University.”

At the end of the two-year provisional period, RowanSOM will be eligible to seek full accreditation for a period of four to six years.