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CME Accreditation

CME Mission Statement

The Texas Orthopaedic Association (TOA) was founded in 1936 as the united voice of over 1,400 Texas orthopaedic surgeons.  Its mission is to ensure outstanding musculoskeletal health for Texans.


TOA's CME program promotes continuous improvement in musculoskeletal care by providing orthopaedic surgeons and other health care providers with high quality, evidence-based educational activities that focus on advances in orthopaedics, new technology, biomedical research, and changes in the health care environment.  TOA's CME activities focus on the core competencies of:

  • Patient care

  • Medical knowledge

  • Interpersonal and communications skills

  • Practice-based learning and improvement

  • Professionalism

  • Systems-based practice

The program's ultimate goal is to enhance physician competence and performance


TOA's CME program includes a broad range of musculoskeletal topics that are chosen through a comprehensive needs assessment process directed by the CME Program Committee.  After a needs assessment process identifies gaps in physician knowledge and competence, CME content is identified to address the gaps.  Ultimately, CME activities are planned to meet desirable physician attributes and core competencies that will lead to outstanding musculoskeletal care for patients.


The content of the activities may include:

  • Knowledge in the area of musculoskeletal health.

  • Updates in technical developments and research.

  • Encouraging better patient outcomes.

  • Professional conduct while treating musculoskeletal disease.

Target Audience

  • Orthopaedic surgeons.

  • Sports medicine physicians.

  • Primary care physicians.

  • Physician assistants and nurse practitioners.

  • Allied health providers.

Types of Activities Provided

TOA's CME activities include:

  • Live courses that include lectures, panel discussion and skills workshops and simulations.

  • Outreach activities that may be in a series format in various locations around the state.

  • Enduring materials such as online CME.

Expected Results of the Program

After participating in TOA's CME program, learners are expected to demonstrate changes in competence and performance.  TOA measures changes in competence, knowledge, and performance through post-activity evaluation tools that measure self-reported changes in competence and knowledge and determine intent to make changes or apply learnings in practice.

Educational Resources

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Texas Medical Association