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To promote the highest value in patient care and health of the public through the scholarship of continuing medical and interprofessional education.


To be the premier academic continuing medical and interprofessional education society that advances the field of continuing education in the best interest of patients and communities.

A Brief History of SACME (PDF)


Current membership includes more than 300 professionals representing the leading medical schools, academic medical centers, teaching hospitals, and medical specialty societies in the United States and Canada.


SACME committee members are influential educators dedicated to the advancement of continuing medical education for the ultimate improvement of patient care. Committee info 


SACME benefits from a team of dedicated administrators who drive day-to-day operations. Meet the team

ORGanizational CHART

Note: Committee Memberships in the following charts represent the structure of proscribed, ex-officio, and volunteer (“at-large”) members as described in the Handbook or recently modified by chairs. It is not actually representative of reporting relationships.

Board and Officers

Our Guiding Principles

  1. Advance the theory and evidence to improve continuing education of clinicians, educators, and researchers. 
  2. Study the planning, implementation, and evaluation of continuing education programs and activities. 
  3. Collaborate to solve complex challenges facing leaders, clinicians, educators, and researchers in the field of continuing education. 
  4. Support scholarship and dissemination of continuing education, including discovery, integration, application, and teaching. 
  5. Guide the development of an interprofessional infrastructure necessary to improve continuing education to better serve patient care. 
  6. Address the full range of professional competencies required for excellence in clinical practice and education.

Meet the board of directors

(In Memoriam) 
SACME remembers our friend and colleague, Paul Mazmanian. View SACME's tribute here

academy of fellows

The SACME Academy of Fellows is an organization consisting of pre-eminent individuals recognized for their long-term contributions to academic continuing medical education and professional development. View Academy Members


SACME's bylaws were first ratified on April 2, 1976. The latest version was ratified on October 7, 2021. Download current bylaws


SACME has developed a policies and procedures handbook, approved by the board of directors on November 2, 2014. See it here


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