Organizations with only a limited number of CME activities may be interested in joint sponsorship instead of accreditation. An organization that is not accredited may seek joint sponsorship through the Hawaii Consortium of Continuing Medical Education or another accredited institution/organization that has a joint sponsorship program. Joint sponsorship is often undertaken as a first step toward accreditation.
The Hawai’i Consortium for Continuing Medical Education (HCCME) administers and manages the certification program for continuing medical education (CME) activities for physicians. The mission of the HCCME, a joint venture of the Hawaii Medical Association (HMA) and JABSOM, is to support the highest quality of patient care, teaching, and research through appropriate and timely education with information on current and vital issues of medicine and medical practice for doctors of medicine and osteopathy in the State of Hawaii and the Pacific Rim. The format of activities presented utilizes new and innovative technology and includes but is not limited to lectures/discussions, small group presentations, workshops, departmental and interdepartmental scientific meetings, regularly scheduled conferences, tutorials, and neighbor island outreach activities. The educational activities provide opportunities for participants to review the basic medical sciences and their application to clinical medicine, learn new knowledge and technology, master specific skills and techniques,and improve professional performance.