Joint Sponsorship

In addition to publishing our own CME newsletters, the Carlat CME Institute works with other organizations to help them provide industry-free CME. This is called “joint sponsorship,” and here is how it works.

Let’s say you are an organization that has something important to teach physicians, but you are not accredited by the ACCME, meaning that you cannot offer those all-important AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits. If you partner with an accredited organization like us, your course can supply learners with the AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits they need, as your “joint sponsor” will issue the CME credits for you.

Depending on who you are, you might be able to do this for free. For example, if you are affiliated with a medical school, the school might jointly sponsor your course for free or at least very cheaply. But other times, they charge a lot of money.

Since our mission is to promote honesty in medical education, we charge relatively little for joint sponsorship, but we are picky about who we will sponsor. Our criteria for joint sponsorship are:

1. Your course can receive no financial support from drug or device companies.

2. Less than 50% of your faculty can have any financial relationships with drug or device companies.

If you are interested in exploring joint sponsorship with the Carlat CME Institute, please contact our CME Coordinator, Kerri Murawski, at, or call her at 978-499-0583, or toll-free at 866-348-9279. Kerri will personally guide you through the application process, and since we are a small company with no layers of bureaucracy, we can get you sponsored for CME very quickly.