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How is a journal-based activity defined?

journal-based activity is an activity that is planned and presented by an accredited provider and in which the learner reads one or more articles (or adapted formats for special needs) from a peer-reviewed professional journal.

When reporting journal-based activities in PARS, the accredited provider may choose to report journal-based CME activities as a single activity per journal or as individual articles. For hours of instruction, specify the amount of time required to complete the activity. The number of learners should equal the total number of individuals who completed the activity.

For example, a provider produces a journal that contains an article that is associated with an activity. Twenty learners read the article, reflect on the content, and complete questions related to the content of the article. The learners spend 1 hour on this activity. In PARS, the provider would report this as a journal-based activity with 20 learners, and 1 hour of instruction.