Continuing Medical Education Mission

CME Mission Statement

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) seeks to provide Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) physicians and other professionals who promote the optimal health and safety of workers, workplaces and environments with the competencies needed to prevent work-related injury and illness and to optimize treatment outcome.  

OEM is the field where medicine and public health intersect. Emphasizing work and the environment as important social determinants of health, OEM professionals employ a multidisciplinary approach to recognize, diagnose, treat, and prevent injury and illness that arise from exposures at work, home, and the environment.  OEM physicians work to improve the health, well-being and safety of employees and their communities, locally and globally (Green-McKenzie, 2021).
ACOEM provides accredited continuing education activities that are evidence-based, up-to-date, unbiased, learner-driven, and produced in a variety of formats. The expected results of ACOEM’s educational program are that learners will synthesize their educational experiences and reflect on their own practice of OEM towards continuous improvement.  Specifically, we expect that they will report a change in competence by indicating how they intend to apply new knowledge, skills and judgement in decision-making, diagnosis determinations, treatment recommendations, and environment assessments, or express an intent to change their practice in response to the educational experience.