CME News and Upcoming Courses

LMU-DCOM CME Office is Awarded
AACOM 2016 Research Grant

LMU-DCOM (CME Office) is one of sixteen College of Osteopathic Medical schools across the nation that received an AACOM 2016 Medical Education Research Grant award. The "Research on the Efficacy of Technological Didactic Education for OMSIII and OMSIV Clinical Adjunct Faculty Preceptors"  project aim is to determine the impact of online technology delivered CME education for adjunct faculty preceptors providing improved levels of skill and comfort in the supervision for OPP education provided to OMSIII and OMSIV students within the preceptors' practice.

LMU-DCOM CME Office receives
Level 3 Accreditation with Commendation

The Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) Office of CME earned a perfect score for its continuing medical education activities from the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and has been awarded three-year accreditation and Level 3 Accreditation with Commendation status as a Category 1 CME Sponsor.


‚ÄčCurrent online courses are listed in the "CME Course Catalog" on the top menu. Live CME activites are listed in the "Course Calendar."

LMU-DCOM offers a selection of live and online faculty development programs with a focus on Best Practices in Clinical Teaching. Many offer free and/or discounted CME credit and are availalbe to any health care provider. Please check back soon for upcoming courses, currently in development.


Office of CME and Preceptor Development



The mission of the Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) at LMU-DCOM will remain consistent with the mission of the DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in its commitment to prepare outstanding osteopathic physicians who are committed to the premise that the cornerstone of meaningful existence is service to humanity. Planned educational programs will focus on the health and wellness needs of people within the Appalachian region while emphasizing primary care for underserved rural communities. The Office of CME will invest in quality academic programs for physicians and other health care professionals supported by superior faculty and technology while embracing the principles of holistic care, diversity, and public service as an enduring commitment to responsibility and high ethical standards.

Accreditation Statement

LMU-DCOM is an AOA-CME Category I sponsor accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Council on Continuing Medical Education (CCME) to present programs that quality for AOA-CME category I credit.

LMU-DCOM is also a “Joint Sponsor” with the Department of Continuing Medical Education at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNECOM), offering AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ on many CME activities.

CME Requirements of the AOA

AOA members are required to obtain 120 credit hours in a three-year cycle, with at least 30 credits in Category 1-A. The remaining 90 credits may be obtained in Categories 1-A, 1-B, 2-A, or 2-B. Osteopathic board certified physicians must earn at least 50 of their total 120 credits in their primary specialty.

CME on the Internet

Non-Interactive CME

Category 1-B credit will be awarded to audio and video programs on the Internet sponsored by AOA-accredited Category 1 CME sponsors that meet the AOA quality guidelines, and faculty/hours requirement. These courses are typically programs (enduring) that are available on an on demand schedule and are not a real-time, interactive simultaneous conference.

Category 1-B credit for CME internet courses will be reported to AOA by LMU-DCOM (CME Sponsor).

Interactive CME

Osteopathic physicians may earn up to a maximum of 15 credits of their Category 1-A requirement from real time interactive Internet CME (i.e., up to fifteen Category 1-A CME credits for members with a requirement of thirty Category 1-A credits). Category 1-A interactive Internet CME credits earned in excess of fifteen will be applied to the Category 1-B and Category 2-A or category 2-B CME requirements.