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Federation of State Medical Boards - Acronym Listing

CAAHEP - Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
CAAM-HP - Caribbean Accreditation Authority Education in Medicine & Other Health Professions
CAC - Citizen Advocacy Center
CACMS - Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools
CAI - Composite Action Index
CAM - Complementary and Alternative Medicine
CAMC - Carribean Association of Medical Councils
CBT - Computer Based Testing
CCCME - Conjoint Committee on Continuing Medical Education
CCS - Computer-based Case Simulations 
CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CEJA - Council on Ethics and Judicial Affairs of the AMA
CFPC - College of Family Physicians of Canada
CGFNS - Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools
CIBIS - Common Identification and Biographic Information System
CJA - Clinical Judgment Analysis
CLA-F - Common License Application - Form
CLEAR - Council on Licensure, Enforcement, and Regulation
CMA - Christian Medical Association
CMDA - Christian Medical Dental Association
CMLES - Common Medical Licensure Examination System
CMQ - College des Medecins du Quebec (College of Physicians of Quebec)
CMS - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (aka HCFA - Health Care Financing Admin)
CMSS - Council of Medical Specialty Societies
COBRE - Committee of Board Representatives and Executives
COCA - Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation
COCME - Commission on Continuing Medical Education
COMLEX-USA - Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination
COMVEX-USA - Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Variable Purpose Examination 
CPE - Coalition for Physician Enhancement
CPEP - Colorado Personalized Education for Physicians
CSTAT - Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
CSE - Clinical Skills Examination 
DEA - Drug Enforcement Administration
DHHS - Department of Health and Human Services
DOC - Department of Corrections
DOD - Department of Defense
DOE - Department of Education
DOJ - Department of Justice
ECFMG - Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
ERAS - Electronic Residency Application Service
FAIMER - Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research
FARB - Federation of Associations of Regulatory Boards
FCVS - Federation Credentials Verification Service
FDA - Food & Drug Administration
FLEX - Federation Licensing Examination
FMRAC - Federation of Medical Regulatory Authorities of Canada
FPDC - Federation Physician Data Center
FPMB - Federation of Podiatric Medical Boards
FSBPT - Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy
FSMB - Federation of State Medical Boards
FSPHP - Federation of State Physician Health Programs
FTC - Federal Trade Commission
GAO - General Accounting Office
HCFA - Health Care Financing Administration / now CMS
HHS - Health and Human Services
HIPDB - Health Integrity and Protection Data Bank
HIPPA - Health Insurance Portability and Protection Act
HOD - House of Delegates
HRSA - Health Resources and Services Administration 
IAMRA - International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities 
IBT - Internet Based Testing
ICE - Immigration and Customs Enforcement 
ICHP - International Commission on Healthcare Professions
IMED - International Medical Education Directory
IMG - International Medical Graduate
IOM - Institute of Medicine
IPE - Institute for Physician Evaluation
JC - Joint Commission (aka Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations)
LCME - Liasion Committee on Medical Education
LMCC - Licentiate Medical Council of Canada
MBAS - Member Board Annual Survey
MCC - Medical Council of Canada
MCCEE - Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examination 
MCCQE - Medical Councile of Canada Qualifying Examination
MedPAC - Medicare Payment Advisory Commission 
NABP - National Association of Boards of Pharmacy
NADDI - National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators
NAMSS - National Association of Medical Staff Services
NASCSA - National Association of State Controlled Substances Authorities
NBME - National Board of Medical Examiners
NBOME - National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners
NCCPA - National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
NCFMEA - National Commission on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation
NCHWA - National Center for Healthcare Workforce Analysis
NCIP - National Clearinghouse on Internet Prescribing
NCQA - National Committee for Quality Assurance
NCSBN - National Council of State Boards of Nursing
NLN - National League for Nursing
NPSF - National Patient Safety Foundation
NPDB - National Practitioner Data Bank
OIG - Office of the Inspector General
ONC - Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology
ONDCP - Office of National Drug Control Policy
PAEA - Physician Assistant Education Association (aka APAP) (formerly Utilization Review Accreditation Commission)
PAPC - Physician Accountability for Physician Competence 
PATH - Physicians at Teaching Hospitals
PIAA - Physician Insurers Association of America
PLAS - Post-Licensure Assessment System
RCGP - Royal College of General Practitioners
RCPSC - Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada
RCSE - Royal College of Surgeons of England
SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 
SMB - State Medical Board
SOMA - Society of Medical Administrators 
SPEX - Special Purpose Examination
SPIAC - Standardized Patient Implementation Advisory Committee
THCI - Tufts Health Care Institute 
URAC - American Accreditation Healthcare Commission
USMLE - United States Medical Licensing Examination
USP - United States Pharmacopeia
VIPPS - Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites
WFME - World Federation for Medical Education 
WHO - World Health Professions Regulation
WHPR - World Health Professions Regulation