Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) has been awarded the highest level of accreditation for its continuing medical education to physicians by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) – the leading accreditation body in the US.

The WCM-Q CME/CPD programme was initially accredited by the ACCME in 2016, becoming one of the first medical education colleges in the world outside the US to receive such accreditation, which confers the rights and responsibility to designate AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award). The new ACCME Accreditation with Commendation extends WCM-Q’s accreditation period until November 2024.

According to ACCME President and CEO Dr Graham McMahon, MD, MMSc WCM-Q demonstrates leadership, innovation, and creativity in CME and showed that education measurably improves clinician performance. He said that by leveraging the power of education, WCM-Q promotes team-based care, population health, community collaboration, and clinicians’ communication skills.

I commend WCM-Q’s commitment to continuous improvement in its own programme and to advancing the field of CME through research and scholarship. We look forward to continuing to work together to optimise the performance of clinicians in Qatar and to support healthcare improvement for patients and communities they serve.’

The WCM-Q CME/CPD programme also recently received renewed accreditation, for five years, from Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners-Accreditation Department (QCHP-AD). This dual accreditation gives physicians practicing in Qatar the opportunity to keep their knowledge and skills up-to-date while simultaneously earning credits to allow them to maintain their medical licenses, both in Qatar and in the US.

A culture of high-quality CME/CPD is regarded as an essential part of any modern healthcare system because it provides rigorous standards of best practice for physicians which are continually updated to keep pace with developments in medical science.

For more information about WCM-Q, visit their website at qatar-weill.cornell.edu.

Cover Image: Dean Dr Javaid Sheikh joined members of the Continuing Professional Development Team and other WCM-Q staff to celebrate the accreditation.