Jaseng Hospital Korean Medicine announced on Aug. 9 that it has officially obtained a certificate of an institution offering Continuing Medical Education (CME) to doctors from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) of the U.S.
It is the first "full accreditation" in about two years since obtaining a two-year "provisional accreditation" granted to new institution offering CME from ACCME in July 2019.
ACCME is a non-profit independent institution that establishes standards for CME and certifies and manages CME institutions for 950,000 U.S. medical staff to strengthen their capabilities and improve patient care.
Currently, there are a total of 13 CME providers that have obtained ACCME certification in countries other than the U.S., and only four of them have obtained formal certification, including Jaseng Hospital Korean Medicine. This is the first official certification case in Korea.
As Jaseng Hospital Korean Medicine has been recognized as CME provider by ACCME, doctors in the U.S. will be able to maintain their medical licenses even if they complete such programs at Jaseng Hospital.
Shin Joon-sik, honorary chairman of Jaseng Hospital Korean Medicine, said, "This ACCME certification is meaningful that Jaseng Hospital, which has been at the forefront of standardization and scientific foundation, has become one of the world's leading educational institutions."