Continuing Medical Education

Enhancing Interprofessional Health Care Education and Patient Outcomes 

The Indiana University School of Medicine Division of Continuing Medical Education is a large and robust provider of continuing education with activities ranging from large multi-day conferences to online modules.

IU School of Medicine CME is advancing healthcare in the state of Indiana and beyond by promoting innovation and excellence in education, research and patient care. The division is a leading accreditor of comprehensive and innovative lifelong learning opportunities for the health care team that increase knowledge, competence and/or performance.

 In support of improving patient care, Indiana University School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the health care team. Under the JA guidelines the Division of Continuing Medical Education can award credit to physicians, nurses, and pharmacists through a unified set of accreditation standards, including certificates of attendance to other members of the health care team, including physician assistants, optometrists, dentists, social workers, occupational therapists and physical therapists.


Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Update for CME Activities

The Division of Continuing Medical Education is actively monitoring the COVID-19 global pandemic and understands the difficulties that learners are experiencing, both personally and professionally. Many CME activities have been postponed or canceled, while new learning opportunities related to COVID-19 have been created.

Find the latest COVID-19 CME updates

Real-Time Programs

Live Activities

Live CME activities include courses, conferences, and workshops that occur at a certain time on a specified date and is only available in real-time.

Live Webinars

Also known as an internet live course, a live webinar is an online course available at a certain time on a certain date and is only available in real-time, just as if it were a course held in an auditorium.

Scheduled Series

Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS) activities are live CME activities that have multiple sessions offered weekly, monthly or quarterly, such as grand rounds, tumor boards, case conferences and journal clubs.

On-Demand Programs

Self-Study Activities

On Demand Activities (a.k.a. Enduring Materials) are designed primarily as self-study activities that may be accessed at any time at the convenience of the learner.

Learning from Teaching

Learning from Teaching credit may be claimed by IU School of Medicine faculty physicians for learning in the process of teaching medical students or residents.

Project ECHOs

Project ECHOs provide specialty care access and training to health care providers in local communities through technology and case-based learning.

Types of Learners

Participants in IU School of Medicine continuing education programs include a broad range of healthcare professionals—from full-time practitioners to academic physicians as well as allied health care providers, nurses and pharmacists—locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
70717 Physicians
32545 Non-Physicians
50 States Represented

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The Division of Continuing Medical Education at Indiana University School of Medicine assists with planning singular or interprofessional continuing education (IPCE) activities that are compliant and meet accepted standards of education to help increase competence.


Three accreditations in one review process, Joint Accreditation promotes interprofessional continuing education for physicians, nurses and pharmacists. Each activity is designed to improve interprofessional collaborative practice in health care delivery.

Meeting Planning

IU School of Medicine Office of CME delivers comprehensive meeting planning services to the faculty and staff of Indiana University and to clients across the country, partnering with planning teams to stage a successful and seamless activity.


Accreditation and Meeting Planning services are fee based. Review the transparent pricing model for fees and services available for CME activities.

CME Team

The Continuing Medical Education team at IU School of Medicine is a group of dedicated professionals ready to assist in all aspects of CME compliant activities, from compliance only to complete event planning. An Advisory Committee oversees and approves the policies and procedures of the CME Division.



  • Vision
    Enhancing interprofessional health care education and patient outcomes through strategic and innovative collaborative education.
  • Mission
    It is our mission to advance health in the state of Indiana and beyond by promoting innovation and excellence in education, research and patient care, as the preeminent provider of comprehensive and innovative lifelong learning opportunities for the health care team, by accrediting educational activities that are delivered to increase knowledge, competence and/ or performance.
  • Purpose
    The purpose of IU School of Medicine’s Division of Continuing Medical Education  is to provide life-long learning opportunities designed to increase knowledge and competence and, to the fullest extent possible, to enhance the ability of physicians and other health care professionals to improve their performance and/or to improve patient- and systems-level outcomes.
  • Content Areas
    IU School of Medicine is a premier academic medical center and offers a comprehensive, statewide scope of continuing medical activities across the spectrum of medicine and health care, drawing on the clinical and basic science resources represented by the school and its centers of excellence and research. The scope of CME activities involves the body of knowledge and skills generally recognized and accepted by the profession as within the basic medical sciences, the discipline of clinical medicine, and the provision of health care to the public. Educational content is evidence-based, references best practices that are supported by peer-reviewed literature and guidelines and is free of commercial bias.
  • Target Audience
    IU School of Medicine CME develops learning initiatives and interventions that target multiple audiences—depending on learners’ needs, partners and the activities themselves. Many locally targeted activities draw upon Indiana-based needs assessment data where IU School of Medicine faculty join Indiana health care partners to develop learning activities that are responsive to the needs of Indiana’s clinicians. While those needs are targeted, often they reflect the educational needs of physicians across the country and around the world. In addition, strategic partnerships with nationally recognized organizations enable us to work on a larger scale. Targeted audiences include the broad range of the medical profession, from full-time practitioners to academic physicians as well as other allied health care professionals locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
  • Type of Activities
    CME activities employ evidence-based adult learning principles that recognize different learning preferences and styles and target expected outcomes. Types of activities include live learning opportunities such as conferences, workshops, seminars, live webcasts, and regularly scheduled series; internet enduring materials; and tools for self-directed learning such as Learning from Teaching and performance improvement (PI) opportunities; and other teaching improvement and collaborative projects that utilize CME as part of multi-component strategies to improve population health status and outcomes. When possible, learning formats are highly interactive, include multiple exposures to the same content, and are sequenced for learning.
  • Expected Results
    The school expects that, as a result of its CME programs, physician learners acquire new knowledge, skills and attitudes that increase clinical competence and/or improve performance with the goal of improving patient care, safety and health outcomes. IU School of Medicine CME is committed to assessing the impact of its program and activities through multiple approaches, including qualitative and quantitative methods that track outcomes to ensure that these goals are met.