Opportunities for Continuing Education Credit
Furthermore, FDA requires scientists to be current with changes in practice to inform our scientific, review, and policy activities, and how we assess risk and benefit.
Continuing Education for Physicians, Nurses, and Pharmacists
FDA provides Agency-wide, high-quality, innovative continuing education programs to our physicians, nurses, and pharmacists by supporting and sustaining their scientific expertise and professional development. FDA’s continuing education program has built a lifelong learning infrastructure that buttresses and strengthens the integrated scientific foundation of our regulatory mission.
- continuing medical education (CME)
- continuing nursing education (CNE), and
- continuing pharmacy education (CPE)
by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Maryland Nurses Association, which is an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
A number of courses and lectures given on the White Oak campus, like the University of Maryland CERSI Lecture Series and the MCMi Lecture series
offer CE credits.
To ensure that our licensed scientists have easy access to relevant courses, FDA has been expanding our continuing education (CE) opportunities with external partners both online and on campus. An important goal of FDA’s growing academic collaborations is to support our staff's continuing education needs.
FDA maintains a staff Scientific Professional Development Calendar that features a comprehensive list of upcoming events, noting those with CE credit.
Events offered by FDA’s external partners include CMEs provided by the National Institutes of Health and the complete offerings of hospitals affiliated with FDA's Georgetown University CERSI
Examples are the Washington Hospital Center’s conferences and the Montgomery Medical Center Grand Rounds, which are held close to FDA’s White Oak campus and open to FDA staff. Also available to FDA scientists are online courses with CE credit through partnerships with the FDA Biosciences Library, CDC, and NIH.
Continuing Education for Veterinarians
FDA’s International Association for Continuing Education and Training Programs
By obtaining this approval, CBER and ORA have demonstrated that their programs comply with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as the standard of good practice.