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Continuing Medical Education (CME) for Doctors

Continuing medical education (CME) consists of educational activities that serve to maintain, develop or increase the knowledge, skills and professional performance of a doctor.

Compulsory CME

Beyond medical school and housemanship, each doctor needs to keep himself or herself current with changes in medicine generally and in areas relevant to his own practice in particular. Patients and society at large also want to be assured that the doctors they consult are practising up-to-date medicine and offering them good quality care. For these reasons, the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) has made CME compulsory for all doctors in Singapore with effect from 1 January 2003.

Since 1 January 2005, all fully and conditionally registered doctors renewing their practising certificates (PCs) are required to meet the compulsory CME requirements for their CME qualifying period(s) before their PCs are renewed.

The SMC-CME Coordinating Committee accredits CME programmes / activities and reviews CME policies and programmes. The Committee includes representatives from the Academy of Medicine Singapore, College of Family Physicians Singapore, Singapore Medical Association, as well as doctors working in both the public and private sectors.

Click to view the List of Accredited CME Activities Nov 2019 [PDF, 493KB]