About Us

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A message from our Associate Dean, Bill Basco, M.D., MS

About Us

Welcome to the Medical University of South Carolina Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME)! MUSC OCME activities provide evidence-based information and practice strategies for health care professionals in our state, region and nation. Addressing new health care needs with “laboratory to bedside” information provided through continuing medical education will impact health outcomes in our state and region. 

We offer continuing medical education activities that include conferences, workshops, symposia, regularly scheduled series (grand rounds, case conferences, tumor boards, journal clubs, and M&Ms), academic detailing, and online enduring materials. These activities cover all areas of medicine. Through a variety of delivery methods, our CME activities engage learners with interactive, innovative, expert teaching in an adult learning environment. Evidence-based practices, quality improvement processes, simulation laboratories, online learning, maintenance of board certification, combined in-person and virtual events, and more patient engagement and involvement in planning for CME activities are all themes to look for in future MUSC CME activities. In addition, the expansion of MUSC Health to include our statewide Regional Health Network, along with other affiliated institutions, has greatly extended the reach and impact of the MUSC Office of Continuing Medical Education.  

MUSC Accreditation with Commendation in CME 

The Medical University of South Carolina Office of Continuing Medical Education is currently under “Accreditation with Commendation” for six years, awarded by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).  

Accreditation with Commendation is awarded to providers that demonstrate Compliance in all 22 Criteria. The ACCME congratulated MUSC and commended our organization for meeting, and exceeding, the ACCME’s accreditation requirements. By doing so, we have demonstrated an engagement with our environment in support of physician learning and change that is a part of a system for quality improvement. Accreditation with Commendation is the maximum award status and is a reflection of the high standards developed and implemented by the MUSC Office of Continuing Medical Education. 

The new accreditation term is due to expire on March 31, 2023, and our re-accreditation submission is underway!