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Member Benefits SACME offers exceptional opportunities for professionals in medical education research and continuing medical education to access resources for continuing professional development. Members have access to SACME’s active Listserv of peers discussions on CME/CPD topics.

Membership includes access to SACME's Virtual Journal Club and Community of Practice. Premium access to MedEdWorld. Print and electronic access to JCEHP (Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions), Print and electronic access to SACME’s Newsletter INTERCOM, and the Harrison Survey (prepared in conjunction with the AAMC), which provides valuable feedback from CME/CPD departments examining programming trends, organizational arrangements, and multiple issues facing CME/CPD Directors

Members received discounted Annual Meeting registration fees, access to abstracts and presentations from past meetings; notifications of professional development opportunities, and access to the Membership Directory. Members are eligible for SACME grants.

How to Become a Member - Complete a new-member application or a renewal application. Voting membership is $495 per year. Apply today.

Trainee Membership is open to advanced degree students, residents and fellows whose scholarship or other educational objectives and activities are consistent with the Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles of the Society. Trainee Membership is $50 per year and members are entitled to all the rights and privileges of Voting Members with the exception of right to vote and hold office. Complete the application to apply for membership or renew.

Phil R. Manning Award Research Grant

One of SACME's goals is to promote, disseminate, and fund research in CME, adult learning and continuing education and other fields related to how physicians learn and change clinical behaviors. 

This annual SACME grant award was established in the name of Phil R. Manning, MD, Paul Ingalls Hoagland Hastings Professor of Continuing Medical Education and Professor of Medicine Emeritus at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. 

SACME awards up to a total amount of $50,000 over two years for original, scientific research related to physician and/or health professionals lifelong learning. The next grant award decision will be made by the end of April 2017. The protocol for disbursement of funds is provided in a separate document. 

Proposals are not be restricted to a particular methodological approach or topic area within CME/CPD/IPE. However, the project must be theory based and methodologically sound. The finished work must be appropriate for publication in a health professions education journal (e.g. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, Academic Medicine) or equivalent peer reviewed journal, as well as for presentation at a future SACME Annual Meeting (Phil R. Manning Research Award Plenary) or CPD World Congress. 

Read more about the Award Process.

membership opportunities

SACME offers multiple opportunities for you to get involved. Ask your SACME colleagues about a challenging issue on the SACME Listserve, check out opportunities to get involved, register for an upcoming event, submit a web-posting request, or reach out to INTERCOM to author an article today!

SACME members cite collegiality, the member listserv, relationships, lifelong learning, and research support/reports as the primary benefits they receive as a SACME member.  Join SACME now to begin enjoying and utilizing these benefits to enhance the CME/CPD programs in your own academic institution/organization.

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