Medical college receives accreditation

SCRANTON – As a Continuing Medical Education provider, The Commonwealth Medical College has obtained full accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

The accreditation status was upgraded from provisional accreditation based on a review of the Continuing Medical Education self-study report, evidence of performance-in-practice activities and an accreditation interview in February.

The college is one of about 700 council accredited organizations nationwide that provide continuing medical education for physicians and healthcare professionals. Participation in CME provides ongoing educational support that helps clinicians improve their practice and care for patients throughout their professional careers.

An Accredited Continuing Medical Education provider addresses every medical specialty, covering a range of topics important to health care improvement. and also helps physicians meet requirements for maintenance of licensure, maintenance of special board certification, credentialing, membership in professional societies, and other professional privileges.

“TCMC’s goal as a CME provider is to upgrade and improve the knowledge, attitudes, skills and practice of physicians and healthcare professionals,” stated Dr. Steven J. Scheinman, president and dean of the college. “Earning full accreditation is testament of our commitment to improve healthcare resources for the people of northeast and north central Pennsylvania.”

The council is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to identify, develop and promote standards for quality that improves performance and medical care for patients and their communities.

The four-year accreditation term will expire July 31, 2017. For more information, call JoAnn Babish, manager for CME, at 207-3686 or go to