WCM-Q Recieves Accredition for Continuing Medical Education

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WCM-Q Recieves Accredition for Continuing Medical Education

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February 12, 2017
Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) has become first institution in the GCC to receive accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians from America’s top accreditation body.
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The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) provides accreditation to US institutions that are able to demonstrate exceptionally high standards in the continuing medical education programs (CME) they offer to improve physician performance and medical care for patients in their communities.

There are approximately 2,000 ACCME accredited CME organizations across the US, where the body is recognized as the national model in its field, but until recently accreditation was not available to institutions outside the US. Now WCM-Q has become the very first institution in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region to receive the same accreditation and to have the rights and responsibility to designate AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (American Medical Association Physician's Recognition Award). In addition, WCM-Q is the first institution in the whole of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to receive ACCME accreditation.

At a ceremony held to announce the accreditation success, WCM-Q Dean Dr. Javaid Sheikh said: “This milestone is a recognition of the commitment of WCM-Q and its dedicated faculty and staff to a high quality health education in adherence with international best practices. It is also an international recognition of the quality and value of programs being offered by WCM-Q to help physicians and healthcare practitioners locally, regionally and internationally to continually improve their skills and knowledge so that they can provide the very best standards of healthcare to their patients.”

WCM-Q also has accreditation to provide continuing medical education and continuing professional development from the Qatar Council for Healthcare Practitioners.

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