Continuing Medical Education (CME) is a requirement for medical professionals to maintain certification, licenses, credentialing, professional society memberships and additional professional privileges. CME provides the opportunity for professionals to stay abreast in their specialty, develop new skills and gain knowledge of current topics and trends.

The specific requirements for CME vary from one specialty to another, but the credits are usually earned through a number of educational activities. Some fields have to complete specific credits annually, while other specialties have more flexibility in terms of the educational activities used to fulfill credits.