Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Canadian physicians can get CME credit

Below is a written confirmation from the Royal College to certify that Canadian physicians can get credit for attending MM. This JLI course was approved by SUNY Downstate for its enduring material (30 hours) and not for class time (9 hours). In Canada, there is currently no such thing as credit for 'enduring material', instead physicians in Canada will get a max of 30 MOC Section 1 credit for the full program (live discussion - lead by you, the discussion leader; pre-event reading - the remaining additional reading that is included in the student textbook; and the exam).

Here it is in the words of Kimberley Ross of the RCPSC:
"It is not necessary to have the event reviewed with an Accredited CPD Provider since this activity meets our guidelines for recognition: 1) it was co-developed with a physician organization and 2) has been assigned AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. I was recommending that accreditation applies to the entire process from the pre event preparation to the full day interactive event and the exam with a maximum of 30 hours assigned for the activity. Canadian physicians can then choose to record the actual number of hours they spent on this group learning activity under Section 1 of the Maintenance of Certification program. It is not the enduring materials that are eligible for accreditation but the full program."

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