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Continuing Medical Education (CME)

The East Tennessee Children’s Hospital has been reviewed by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) and awarded accreditation for 4 years as a provider of continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.  Accreditation in the ACCME System seeks to assure the medical community and the public that East Tennessee Children’s Hospital delivers education that is relevant to clinician’s needs, evidence-based, evaluated for its effectiveness, and independent of commercial influence.

Children’s Hospital utilizes Electronic Education Documentation System (eeds™) as its online portal for continuing medical education. Go to http://etch.eeds.com to access Internet CME (Enduring Materials), find upcoming activities, download course materials, print your CME certificates, and sign in to CME activities. Attendance will now only be recorded through electronic sign in via eeds™. Documentation of your attendance is available instantaneously on your eeds™ account through your attendance certificate.

Email CME@etch.com to join the mailing list.

Internet CME

We are pleased to announce a new activity type: Internet CME, Enduring Materials available anytime, anywhere at http://etch.eeds.com.

Pediatric Grand Rounds

First and Third Tuesday of each month, 12 – 1 p.m.
Meschendorf AB Conference Room, Second floor, Koppel Plaza or Live Online
Each session approved for 1 hour of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Go to http://etch.eeds.com to see a list of upcoming activities.

Additionally, ETCH CME offers other live activities and regularly scheduled series.  Please contact us for more information.

Program Accreditation and Course Credits


ACCME Accredited With Commendation

The East Tennessee Children’s Hospital is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Maintenance of Certification

Part 2 MOC - American Board of Pediatrics

Individuals may receive ABP Part 2 MOC points for participation in Pediatric Grand Rounds and select CME activities.  The course description will contain information regarding ABP Part 2 MOC points when applicable.

Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Nurses

The American Academy of Physician's Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Nurses and nurse practitioners certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Association (ANCC) may use this credit toward certification renewal. This credit is acceptable for nurse practitioners certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

Other Healthcare Professionals

Professional associations may choose to convert the hours earned to contact hours. Please contact your certifying board to ensure these credit hours will be accepted.

*Amounts vary. See activity information or contact us for more information.

Accredited Education Team

  • Kimberley Campbell, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, CHCP
    Accredited Education Manager
    (865) 541-8539

  • Vicki Marchman Collins, MSN, BSN, RN
    Accreditation & Staff Development Specialist
    (865) 541-8640
  • Taylor Oglesby, BBA
    Accreditation & Performance Analyst
    (865) 541-8571

  • Sarah E. Gordon, MSN, BSN, RN
    Accredited Education Specialist
    (865) 541-8270

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