The purpose of the William E. Matory, Sr., M.D, Continuing Medical Education Program of the National Medical Association is to contribute toward the professional development of practicing physicians, academicians, researchers, basic scientists, residents, fellows, students and other health professionals in primary, secondary and tertiary health care. Reports of topics and systems designed to correct health care disparities are emphasized. Throughout its history, the National Medical Association has focused, primarily on the improvement of healthcare for African Americans and other underserved populations. However, its principles, goals, initiatives and philosophy encompass all sectors of the population and contribute to optimal healthcare for all.
Accreditation with Commendation
The National Medical Association has been reviewed by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) and awarded Accreditation with Commendation for six years as a provider of continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. Accreditation in the ACCME System seeks to assure the medical community and the public that the National Medical Association delivers education that is relevant to clinicians’ needs, evidence-based, evaluated for its effectiveness, and independent of commercial influence.
The ACCME System employs a rigorous process for evaluating institutions' CME programs according to standards that reflect the values of the educator community and aim to accelerate learning, inspire change, and champion improvement in healthcare. Through participation in accredited CME, clinicians and teams drive improvement in their practice and optimize the care, health, and wellness of their patients.