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Continuing Medical Education

Continuing Medical Education

CME: Comprehensive services to meet your CME needs statewide, regionally and internationally

The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Department of Continuing Medical Education (CME). On October 25, 2012 the UNECOM Department of Continuing Medical Education successfully fulfilled accreditation requirements set forth by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Maine Medical Association's Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation (MMA CCMEA) and is accredited as a sponsor of continuing medical education for physicians for 4 years. 

The UNECOM Department of Continuing Medical Education is one of a handful of providers in the country to to hold the distinction of maintaining dual accreditation with the ACCME and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). The Department of Continuing Medical Education also provides accreditation services for the American Academy of Family Physicians and has formed strategic partnership to educate other members of the healthcare team.

We provide direct consultation to ensure your educational activity meets the highest level of AOA and ACCME compliance.  Your program will receive direct support in the design of course materials, establishment of education objectives and design of comprehensive evaluation instruments.


We offer accreditation services for live conferences, workshops and symposia, for enduring materials (online courses, CD-ROM, Webinars, etc), Grand Rounds, Faculty Development Workshops and Courses and Physicians who deliver formal medical education in a didactic format at AOA affiliated healthcare facilities to students, interns, residents and staff, Northeast Osteopathic Medical Education and clinical sites.

Required processes for CME accreditation include:

  • Identification of the potential target audience
  • Documentation of the learning needs for this population
  • Ideas for developing educational activities or projections to meet these identified needs
  • List of interested faculty/staff serving on the planning committee and serve as faculty


Our event planning team offers individual program support for a multitude of educational activities annually.  Our skilled planners work with your program to identify and secure the most suitable conference space on the UNE Biddeford/Portland campuses or in an independent conference facility to assist you in building an effective event.

The Department of Continuing Medical Education staff are knowledgeable about the required educational, financial and logistical processes required for the development of CME activities.  If you have an idea for a CME project, please review the Joint Sponsorship Procedures and other information here on our website. (See tab on the left called Accreditation).  If you would like to schedule an appointment to talk with staff, please contact our office.

Continuing Medical Education Brochure

Contact Info:

University of New England
College of Osteopathic Medicine
Room 238, Stella Maris Hall (on the Biddeford Campus)
11 Hills Beach Road 
Biddeford, Maine  04005
Doreen Fournier Merrill, CME Director
Fax. 207-602-5957