LOS ANGELES, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest AIDS organization in the US which operates free AIDS treatment clinics in the US, Africa, Central America and Asia, has been surveyed by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education (ACCME) and awarded provisional accreditation for two years as a provider of Continuing Medical Education (CME) for physicians, nationwide. ACCME accreditation seeks to assure both physicians and the public that continuing medical education activities provided by AIDS Healthcare Foundation meet the high standards of the Essential Areas, Elements and Policies for Accreditation as specified by the ACCME. The ACCME rigorously evaluates the overall continuing medical education programs of institutions according to standards adopted by all seven member-organizations of the ACCME. These are: the American Board of Medical Specialties; the American Hospital Association; the American Medical Association; the Association for Hospital Medical Education; the Association of American Medical Colleges; the Council of Medical Specialty Societies; and the Federation of State Medical Boards of the U.S., Inc. "We are honored to have received this distinction and to have met the high standards set forth by the ACCME," said Dr. Charles F. Farthing, M.D., Chief of Medicine for AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA. "Continuing education is vital for all medical professionals, but is particularly so in the highly-specialized and rapidly-changing field of HIV/AIDS treatment. National accreditation will enable AHF to continue our commitment to offering the highest-quality training to help meet the challenge of continuing medical education nationwide and we thank the ACCME for recognizing the valuable contributions of our teaching staff and programs to the field." AIDS Healthcare Foundation, currently the accredited provider for the Los Angeles Inter-City HIV Rounds, which take place Friday mornings in LA County, has previously been licensed to issue CME credits to physicians and other medical professionals, including nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pharmacists, in the state of California. National ACCME accreditation will enable AHF to produce educational programs in any state in the U.S. and to issue CME credits to medical providers nationwide, during both in-person forums and online learning programs. With national accreditation, AHF is well on its way to becoming one of the largest post secondary education completion providers of continuing medical education in the nation.
SOURCE AIDS Healthcare Foundation