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Written responses can be responses to a variety of prompts. The questions can be as broad as "What would you do differently as a result of what you learned?" and...
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Longer form tests refer to assessment instruments that comprise several different testing modalities, such as multiple-choice items, items that require the learner to draw a process, and/or fill-in-the-blank written or...
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Fill-in-the-blank questions refer to items that are completed by the learner(s). The format includes a leading statement with a missing word or words that are then completed by the learner(s)....
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Multiple-choice questions can be used in a variety of ways. They are typically used as mini-case simulations that present a clinical vignette and a question (the "lead in") followed by...
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The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Medical Knowledge Assessment Recognition Program Guide notes that in order for a course (or other live activity) to be registered for ABIM Maintenance of Certification...
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The process of peer review means that the educational materials are reviewed by other clinicians who are sufficiently familiar with the material to be able to render an opinion as...
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Once you have attested that your activity meets the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Medical Knowledge Assessment Recognition Program requirements, ACCME’s Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS) will prompt you to...
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Yes. Once you have attested that your activity meets the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Medical Knowledge Assessment Recognition Program requirements, the Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS) will prompt you...
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No. As has always been the case, accredited providers should report any multi-session annual meeting as a single CME activity in ACCME Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). When registering...
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Per ACCME data reporting instructions, accredited providers should report multi-session regularly scheduled series (RSS) for example, grand rounds, tumor boards, and morbidity and mortality conferences as a single activity in...
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The REMS Program Companies (RPC) assigns an ID (RPC ID) to each activity for which it provides commercial support.  Accredited providers that offer RPC- supported REMS activities are responsible for...
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A diagnostic laboratory is not considered an ACCME-defined commercial interest if its business is limited to the provision of diagnostic services that provide clinical results or information to healthcare professionals...
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The use of employees of ACCME-defined commercial interests as faculty and planners or in other roles where they are in a position to control the content of accredited CME is...
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Yes. Effective April 2015, providers can use tabs, links, or other electronic mechanisms to make disclosure information available to learners, just as they have always been able to make disclosure...
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No. Standard 2.1 requires the provider to identify relevant financial relationships of those who control the content of a CME activity in order to identify conflicts of interest. Two things...
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No. Providers may now submit evidence of performance-in-practice using one of two methods: ACCME Performance-in-Practice Structured Abstract ACCME Performance-in-Practice Labels The ACCME Structured Abstract is intended to simplify, clarify and make more explicit...
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Yes. Regarding C7 (SCS 2.1), the abstract is designed to simplify demonstration of a provider’s identification of relevant financial relationships for all individuals in control of the content of CME...
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Yes. The Structured Abstract is intended to streamline, clarify and make more explicit ACCME’s expectations for verifying Performance-in-Practice. Using the fill-form fields on the structured abstract, the provider should state...
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No. The Structured Abstract is intended to streamline, clarify and make more explicit ACCME’s expectations for verifying Performance-in-Practice. A single Structured Abstract can be used to for complex activities, however,...
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The 2006 Accreditation Criteria are founded on Shewhart and Deming’s “Plan, Do, Study, Act” model for continuous improvement. This is reflected both in those accreditation criteria that are concerned with...

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