Planning CME Activities

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November 3, 2016
Published on:
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A course is a live CME activity where the learner participates in person. A course is planned as an individual event. Examples: annual...

Last Revised:
November 3, 2016
Published on:
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

An internet live course is an online course available at a certain time on a certain date and is only available in real-time, just as if it were a course held in...

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March 22, 2016
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Friday, November 11, 2011

A directly provided activity is one that is planned, implemented and evaluated by the accredited provider.  Include co-provided activities (provided by two accredited providers) in this category if you are the...

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November 3, 2016
Published on:
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A course is identified as a regularly scheduled series (RSS) when it is planned to have

  1. a series with multiple sessions that 
  2. ...

Performance improvement activities are based on a learner’s participation in a project established and/or guided by a provider in which a...

An enduring material is a printed, recorded, or computer-presented CME activity that may be used over time at various locations and which, in itself, constitutes...

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November 11, 2011

Yes. CME providers can offer activities designed to change knowledge. The emphasis now is on the CME provider knowing the "educational needs that underlie the professional practice gaps of their own...

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November 11, 2011

No. For guidance on the nature of documentation that the ACCME will expect to review at the time of reaccreditation, please see the ACCME's performance-in-practice review requirements and instructions and...

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November 11, 2011

Yes, if educational material from a live activity is turned into an enduring material, the enduring material is considered a separate activity.

Test item writing is a CME activity based on a learner’s participation in the pre-publication development and review of any type...

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November 11, 2011

The ACCME does not require accredited providers to measure patient outcomes -- neither in their CME Mission (Criterion 1), activity planning (Criterion 3), nor evaluation of CME...

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November 11, 2011

Perfectly. The ACCME Accreditation Criteria require that all CME activities planned and implemented by an accredited provider address educational needs derived from a professional practice gap of the...

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November 11, 2011
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May 4, 2016

Internet searching and learning activities are based on a learner identifying a problem in practice and then accessing content in search of an answer from sources...

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November 3, 2016

An internet enduring material activity is available when the physician participant chooses to complete it...

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November 11, 2011

Criterion 2 requires that the educational needs that underlie the professional practice gaps of learners be incorporated into the CME activities. However, the CME provider does not have to collect that needs...

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February 12, 2014

Yes. The new CME activity, must demonstrate compliance with all applicable ACCME accreditation requirements, including faculty disclosure and acknowledgement of any commercial support (SCS 6).

 

Test Item Writing CME activities may consist of either of the following processes:  

  1. When questions...

Last Revised:
November 11, 2011

Criterion 1 says, "expected results articulated in terms of changes in competence, performance, or patient outcomes that will be the result of the program." What definition of "competence" is ACCME using?...

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November 11, 2011

The decision regarding how you acknowledge their involvement or what words to use is up to you. See the ACCME's policies regarding the accreditation statement for a copy of the...

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August 27, 2012

No. For CME activities in which the learner participates electronically (e.g., via the Internet), all required ACCME information specified in Standard for Commercial Support 6: Disclosures Relevant to...

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