Continuing Medical Education

Albert F. Painter Jr., Psy.D., Assistant Dean of Faculty Affairs

Guidelines for the CME Planning Committee

The planning committee initiating CME activities must fulfill the duties listed below. The timeline explains when to submit forms for category I credit.

All CME educational activities developed and presented by a provider accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and associated with AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ must be developed and presented in compliance with all ACCME accreditation requirements - in addition to all the requirements of the AMA PRA program.

Conflict of Interest: The CME program's policy to identify and resolve conflicts of interest is drawn from the School's Conflict of Interest Policy adopted November 2008. An individual who refuses to disclose relevant financial relationships will be disqualified from being a planning committee member, a teacher or an author of CME and cannot have control of, or responsibility for, the development, management, presentation or evaluation of a CME activity.

CV/Resume: Planning committee members who are not current BSOM faculty must submit a current CV or resume with the conflict of interest disclosure.

For more information: Individuals involved in CME events are encouraged to visit National Faculty Education Initiative web site to take a free 30-minute tutorial on eliminating commercial bias from CME presentations.

Another resource for information for those who plan and participate in CME and improvement programs is the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). The AAMC CME web site is a guide to employ best educational methods of quality improvement and performance improvement principles to close the clinical care gap