The Massachusetts Medical Society is recognized by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the national organization that develops standards for quality continuing medical education (CME), to accredit organizations and institutions providing CME in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and its contiguous states.
Where can I find examples of Compliance and Non-Compliance of the Accreditation Criteria?
What is a Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS), and how are they reported in PARS?
How are Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS) reported in PARS?
What are some sources to help identify practice gaps – Criterion 2?
Where can I find a sample of a disclosure form?
What are methods/mechanisms to resolve a conflict of interest?
What are some examples of language to make disclosure to learners?
Are electronic signatures on disclosure forms acceptable?
What is the difference between relevant relationships and significant relationships?
Examples of program analysis for Criterion 12
How should the Credit Designation and Accreditation Statements be listed on activity materials?
Licensing Board Regulations
What qualifies for Risk Management (RM)? And how should it be listed on promotional materials?
What language should be used to designate activities that are eligible for Risk Management Study?
How should the Self-Study be organized?
What will the Survey Interview entail?
What is the deadline for submitting annual accreditation and other fees?
Reporting in PARS
What is the deadline for submitting to Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS)?
How to do a “batch upload” of activities into PARS.
Sample Director of Medical Education Job Description
Sample CME Coordinator Job Description
Writing learning/activity objectives
All MMS accredited providers are required to submit annual activities to the Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS).
For an initial or re-accreditation application, or any questions regarding accreditation of an organization or institution, please contact Jessica L. Vautour, Manager, Recognized Accreditor Program, MMS Department of Continuing Education & Certification at (781) 434-7903 or
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