Julie White Inducted in the SACME Academy of Fellows

Woman with strawberry blond hair, brown eyeglasses smiling broadlyJulie White, MS, CHCP, director of the Barry M. Manuel Center for Continuing Education (CCE) at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, was inducted as a fellow in the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME).

The SACME Academy of Fellows was created in 2016 to recognize preeminent leaders of national and international renown from the field of academic Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and actively engage them in taking the field to a new level.

White has served as the director of the school’s CME office since 1995. Under her direction, the office has grown from five to 17 full-time staff members with annual revenue growth of $1.8 million to more than $6 million today. White oversees a team that produces and/or provides accreditation to 700 programs annually including more than 300 national and regional webinars and conferences, 200 Internet-based programs and 100 grand rounds series annually. The team also works closely with Boston Medical Center clinicians on quality improvement projects and manages the QI Hub.

In support of improving patient care, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

White has extensive experience in adult education, educational design and program development and management. She has given numerous presentations at the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions and at the SACME annual conference including talks on small group learning, the interface of quality improvement and CME and facilitating the patient voice in continuing education.

Under her direction, the CME team is nationally known for their Safer/Competent Opioid Prescribing Education (SCOPE of Pain) program, providing education to more than 275,000clinicians over the past ten years. The SCOPE team has published and presented nationally on their program evaluation including a presentation by White at the 2018 SACME conference entitled Can CME Impact a National Healthcare Crisis and How Will We Know?

White received the SACME’s 2019 Distinguished Service award, a national award given to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to CME over an extended period of time.

The Academy of Fellows hopes to bring greater recognition to SACME, both nationally and internationally, ensure that leaders and experts in the field continue to remain actively engaged in the activities of SACME, and provide members the opportunity to meet with and learn from the expertise of this group. Current initiatives include the SACME Mentorship Program and a Faculty Development Committee.