PROFESSIONAL AND CONTINUING EDUCATION OFFICE RECEIVES PERFECT SCORE FOR CME ACCREDITATION

March 8, 2005

The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Office of Professional and Continuing Education received a perfect score during its reaccreditation by the American Osteopathic Association.

â??This award exemplifies PACEâ??s commitment to planning, implementing and evaluating high-quality, effective continuing medical education for osteopathic physicians and rewards that commitment with the highest level of accreditation for the maximum term available,â? said Pam McFadden, associate vice president of PACE.

PACE has one of the larger academic continuing education programs in the United States, registering more than 18,000 health care professionals at more than 600 activities in 43 states each year. It conducts a variety of activities to meet the needs of physicians and other health professionals, including live conferences, CDs, DVDs, online, print and nontraditional CME and CE.

PACE is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the AOA.

â??Weâ??re one of only seven providers in the country maintaining dual accreditation. This makes us uniquely able to meet the educational needs of all physicians,â? McFadden said.

For more information about PACE, contact Pam McFadden via e-mail at mcfadden@hsc.unt.edu or by phone at 817-735-2581.

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Contact: Becky Purvis 817-735-5152, pager 817-216-0345, e-mail bpurvis@hsc.unt.edu.

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