The Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) Paul L. Foster School of Medicine (PLFSOM) is committed to a comprehensive and evidence-based system of continuing professional development with an inter-professional approach.
Through multi-modal educational interventions, the CME program will address identified knowledge and practice gaps to enable health care professionals in the border region of west Texas to pursue lifelong learning that will enhance their professional competence and performance, and improve and promote the health of their patients.
The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso Paul L. Foster School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
As an ACCME accredited provider of CME, we adhere to the ACCME’s Accreditation Criteria and Standards for Commercial Support. This means we request that all planners of educational content disclose any relevant financial relationships, with commercial interests, within the past 12 months that may create a conflict of interest. Any real or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of continuing education activity shall be disclosed and resolved prior to the educational activity.
"A commercial interest is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients." (ACCME website, 2015)
"Financial relationships are those relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria for promotional speakers’ bureau, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected. ACCME considers relationships of their person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner. With respect to personal financial relationships, contracted research includes research funding where the institution gets the grant and manages the funds and the person is the principal or named investigator on the grant." (ACCME)
Forms and Resources:
- CME Frequently Asked Questions
- CME Orientation
- Planning Guidelines
- Professional Practice Gap Examples
- Baseline Fees for Certification of CME and Administrative Services
- Administration of Duties
- Planner's Checklist Template
- Disclosure Statement and Content Validation Form
- Performance in Practice Structured Abstract