CME Program

Seattle Children’s continuing medical education (CME) program offers the best in pediatric CME in the Pacific Northwest. We strive to offer the most current and useful information on the care of children available. See our upcoming events.

Accreditation With Commendation

Seattle Children’s Hospital CME has been surveyed by the Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) Continuing Medical Education Accreditation Committee, which is recognized by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), and has awarded Seattle Children’s Hospital accreditation with commendation as a provider of continuing medical education for physicians.

WSMA/ACCME accreditation seeks to assure the medical community and the public that Seattle Children’s Hospital provides physicians with relevant, effective, practice-based continuing medical education that supports U.S. healthcare quality improvement.

WSMA/ACCME employs a rigorous, multilevel process for evaluating institutions’ continuing medical education programs according to the high accreditation standards adopted by all seven ACCME member organizations. These organizations of medicine in the United States are the American Board of Medical Specialties, the American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association, the Association for Hospital Medical Education, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Council of Medical Specialty Societies and the Federation of State Medical Boards of the U.S., Inc.

Services We Offer

We provide a range of educational offerings. These include:

  • Continuing medical education (CME) programs
  • Coordination of joint partnership programs
  • Program development, marketing and operations

We assist CME program planners with the following:

  • Audiovisuals and program operation
  • Brochure design and printing
  • Educational design
  • Participant registration and financial accounting
  • Room and catering arrangements
  • Speaker selection
  • Syllabus preparation and printing

Physician Leadership

Contact Information

  • Telephone: 206-987-5379
  • Fax: 206-985-3293
  • Email Emily Rice
  • Hours: Monday–Friday, 6 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
  • Address:
    4800 Sand Point Way NE
    Mail Stop S-219A
    P.O. Box 5371
    Seattle, WA 98145-5005

Does Seattle Children’s CME office keep track of my CME credits?

Yes, we keep records for 6 years for Category I events as follows:

Provider Grand Rounds

To inquire, email Emily Rice or call 206-987-5379. Specify the dates (e.g., 2015 to present).

Seattle Children’s CME conferences

Conference attendees are given CME certificates of attendance for their records. If you have misplaced your certificate, please contact the CME office and specify the name of conference (e.g., Practical Pediatrics) and the year(s) of attendance.

What about credits that are not Category I?

You are responsible for keeping track of your CME credits. Use this tracking form (DOC) (PDF) to keep track.

What are the rules in Washington for acquiring CME credits? For example, how many do I need? What are the ways I can get them?

See Rules Governing CME Credits (PDF) for information.