For Educators & Planners

​​We are thrilled to announce that we are transitioning to a new CME Management System to better serve the faculty and staff at UC San Diego. Our new platform, CloudCME, will integrate accreditation applications, disclosure collection/management, activity evaluations and learner attendance/certificates/transcripts into one comprehensive platform and will offer efficiencies across the delivery of continuing education.  This will be the software for all of our events including live meetings, virtual meetings, divisional/departmental grand rounds – everything we accredit.

What you need to know now:

  • ​We have postponed our Introduction to CloudCME + How to Apply Information Session. We will update this page once a new date has been determined. 
    • ​Please join us if you are a current CME activity meeting planner or coordinator that has submitted a CME application in the past or plan to do so in the future. In this session we will:
        • ​​Explain what to know before you start your application.
        • Outline the application timeline.
        • Discuss the application process.
        • Identify helpful tools to assit during the application process. 
    • ​We will be recording the session and will post it when it becomes availa​ble.
    • ​​​If you have any additional questions or would like to receive further communications, please email us at​
  • All UC San Diego faculty/staff will use single sign on (SSO) integration to activate/access their account in CloudCME. It is very important to use your login credentials to avoid having duplicate accounts in the portal. DO NOT USE; this will create duplicates and complications.
  • To ensure a smooth transition to our new platform, all UC faculty should activate their profile in CloudCME at this time. Additionally, if you will have a role in planning or speaking at a future UC San Diego CME-accredited activity, please also complete your financial disclosure form in CloudCME (data from current systems will not be transferred to the new platform). This single disclosure as a speaker/planner will be used for ALL UC San Diego CME-accredited activities. Please visit to complete this process. Detailed instructions are available here. This process should take about 10 minutes.

The mission of University of California, San Diego Continuing Medical Education (UC San Diego CME) is to provide needs-based education for physicians and health care providers to improve knowledge, competence and/or performance and enable the optimum provision of health care.


Please take a moment and read through the Policies and Procedures section before you start the accreditation application process. Note that a UC San Diego School of Medicine faculty member must be a major decision-maker in the planning of your activity and take responsibility for validating the content and ensuring compliance with all accreditation requirements.

If you are planning an activity that does not fit these general types/formats, or if you need assistance deciphering which activity type is appropriate for your activity, please complete the following Activity Questionaire.  We encourage the utilization of multiple formats specific to educational needs and individualized learning styles and will be happy to work with you to develop self-directed learning opportunities and performance improvement activities.

Click the tabs below for a brief description of the main activity types and the steps involved in planning and executing a CME activity.


A live activity is an activity that occurs at a specific time. Participation may be in person or remotely as is the case of teleconferences or live internet webinars. These may be offered through a variety of delivery mechanisms; examples include, but are not limited to, national, regional or local conferences, workshops, seminars, simulation workshops, structured learning activities presented during a committee meeting and live Internet webinars. More info
A Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS) is a live activity that is planned to have 1) a series with multiple sessions that 2) occur on an ongoing basis (offered weekly, monthly, or quarterly) and 3) are primarily planned by and presented to the UC San Diego’s professional staff. Examples of activities that are planned and presented as a regularly scheduled series are Grand Rounds, Case Conferences, Tumor Boards and M&M Conferences. More info
An enduring material (or home study activity) is an activity that endures over a specified time. These activities include print, audio, video, and Internet materials, such as monographs, podcasts, CD-ROMs, DVDs, archived webinars, as well as other web-based activities. More info