Continuing Medical Education

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

Speaker Credit

"Learning from Teaching," commonly known as speaker credit, is an activity type developed by the AMA. A speaker may receive credit for the preparation, not the teaching, of an original presentation as part of anAMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ activity. No credits are given for repeat presentations of the same material. It is the responsibility of the physician to only claim the credit once, and credit may not be simultaneously earned as both a presenter and learner.

The AMA defines credit for “learning from teaching” to be a 2:1 ratio. For example:

  • If a speaker taught for 1 hour, the “learning from teaching” eligibility would be two AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
  • If a speaker taught for 15 minutes, the “learning from teaching” eligibility would be 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

The application is attached to the Conflict of Interest Disclosure document. The application documents the development of individual gap analysis, goals, learning intervention, and outcomes.   

The CME Director will review the application. Improvements in documentation may be required before credit is provided. Applications for this credit must be made no later than 30 days after the event.

Sample Speaker Credit Application