Integrating the Teaching of Medical Students and Residents into Your CME Program

June 27, 2013
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Tamar Hosansky

Integrating the Teaching of Medical Students and Residents into Your CME Program 

The American Medical Association recently approved the teaching of medical students and residents as a type of live activity that may be certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This new, AMA PRA approved format, from an accreditation perspective, fits within the ACCME’s 2010 description of a learning from teaching CME activity. The ACCME has long supported the  integration of self-directed learning and improvement projects into accredited CME. The ACCME learning from teaching definition, along with the ACCME’s descriptions of manuscript review, test-item writing, performance improvement, and Internet searching and learning, describe a range of activities that accredited providers can facilitate to support individualized professional development in teaching, clinical, or research practice. To offer further guidance, we developed educational resources.

There are no special, additional, or different accreditation requirements for learning from teaching. We expect accredited providers to comply with all applicable accreditation requirements.

In response to providers’ questions about how to fulfill the ACCME requirements while facilitating individualized learning projects, we have prepared a Web page, Integrating Accredited CME Into Individualized, Self-Directed Learning Project Type Activities Like Learning From Teaching, Teaching Medical Students  And Residents, and Other AMA-Approved Formats. Here, you will find links to resources including written and video FAQs and a tutorial.