The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) has received "Accreditation with Commendation" from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). This is the ACCME’s highest level of accreditation status. It grants the ASPS accreditation for six years through March 2018, and recognizes the ASPS as a leading provider of continuing medical education (CME) for the plastic surgery community.
"This is truly a testament to the quality of educational programs that we offer to our members," said ASPS President Malcolm Z. Roth, MD, in a press release. "Commendation is rare — fewer than 29 percent of the 690 ACCME-accredited CME providers have received this designation. It demonstrates that the ACCME has the highest confidence in the educational programming that ASPS offers and recognizes our efforts to collaborate with others in the CME community."
To grant this accreditation status, the ACCME reviewed ASPS’ Self-Study Report, CME activities from April 2008-March 2012, and conducted an in-depth interview to audit the Society’s activities.