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Office of CME & Preceptor Development

Office of Continuing Medical Education and Preceptor Development

"The modest country doctor may furnish you the vital link in your chain, and the simple rural practitioner is often a very wise man." --Thayer, W.S. "Osler, the Teacher," Johns Hopkins Hospital Bulletin, 30:198, 1919.

The mission of the Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) at LMU-DCOM will remain consistent with the mission of the DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in its commitment to prepare outstanding osteopathic physicians who are committed to the premise that the cornerstone of meaningful existence is service to humanity. Planned educational programs will focus on the health and wellness needs of people within the Appalachian region while emphasizing primary care for underserved rural communities. The Office of CME will invest in quality academic programs for physicians and other health care professionals supported by superior faculty and technology while embracing the principles of holistic care, diversity, and public service as an enduring commitment to responsibility and high ethical standards.

The Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) Office of CME earned a perfect score for its continuing medical education activities from the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) in November 2017 and has been awarded Five-Year Accreditation with Commendation status as a Category 1 CME Sponsor.

Accreditation Statement

LMU-DCOM is an AOA-CME Category I sponsor accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Council on Continuing Medical Education (CCME) to present programs that quality for AOA-CME category I credit.

Lifelong Learning and CME

"'Do no harm.' Central to this ethical precept is the notion of competence. In order to perform acceptably those duties related to patient care, the professional must commit to lifelong learning."
~ Wentz, CME Looking Back, Planning Ahead

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

Continuing medical education consists of educational activities that serve to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public, or the profession. The content of CME is 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 (Source: National Task Force on CME Provider/Industry Collaboration).


Click on the appropriate link below for more information. Generally speaking, AOA-related CME activities for DOs are found in AOA and CCME links, while AMA-related CME activities for MDs are found in AMA and ACCME links: