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Plan a CME Activity

Needs Assessment

UHS-PEP adheres to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Essentials and Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education (www.accme.org). The following policies and procedures can be accessed through the hyperlinks below. If you have questions regarding any of these policies or procedures, please contact UHS-PEP at 804-828-5410 or 800-413-2872, or at cmeinfo@vcu.edu.

  • What problem(s) is this activity addressing?
  • How can this activity be used to help physicians improve their practice and patient outcomes?

The CME Organizer [Word] has specific suggestions to help guide your determination and documentation of learning needs. Please read the Needs Assessment section of the Organizer carefully.

Additionally, for Regularly Scheduled Series (RSSs) such as Grand Rounds, UHS-PEP requires that you conduct some type of needs assessment survey of your learners to discern gaps in knowledge or skills, or identified population health needs. You may use this Sample Needs Assessment Survey Questionnaire [Word], or develop one of your own with UHS-PEP approval for this purpose.