Is CME a Profession?

THIS IS MORE than an idle question, especially after the recent Alliance for CME meeting in Atlanta where the issue of whether CME providers should be certified was mentioned on a number of occasions. With an eye toward moving “mentioned on a number of occasions” on to a full-blown discussion, I'd like to suggest the following.

What defines a profession, such as medicine? Dealing with complex problems; using a technical body of skills, knowledge, and experience; and showing hig

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