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UEMS/EACCME Credit

UEMS/EACCME CME credit recognition

The American Medical Association (AMA) has an agreement of mutual recognition of continuing medical education (CME) credit with the European Union of Medical Specialties (UEMS). Under the terms of this agreement, renewed in 2010, the AMA will convert CME credit for live and e-learning activities certified by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME), the accrediting arm of the UEMS, to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians (MDs, DOs or equivalent international degree) may have their EACCME credit converted to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ as outlined below.

Physicians (MDs, DOs or equivalent international degree) may have their EACCME European CME Credits (ECMECs) converted to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™  by applying to the AMA (instructions can be found below).

Following the agreement on the mutual recognition of credits between the American Medical Association and the UEMS-European Accreditation Council for CME :

US physicians can earn their AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

by attending live events:
  • worldwide that have been certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
  • worlwide, except in the US, that have been granted ECMEC®s through the UESMS-EACCME procedure. ECMEC®s can be converted to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by contacting the AMA (see below).

and completing e-learning programs:

  • from accredited providers in the US, that have been certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
  • from providers from Europe that have been granted ECMEC®s through the UEMS-EACCME procedure. ECMEC ®s can be converted to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by contacting the AMA (see below).

European physicians can earn their ECMEC®s

by attending live events:

  • worldwide that have been granted ECMEC®s through the UESMS-EACCME procedure.
  • worlwide, except in Europe, that have been certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

and completing e-learning programs:

  • from providers from all over the world except in the United States, that have been granted ECMEC®s through the UEMS-EACCME procedure.
  • from accredited providers from the United States, that have been certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

A procedure for the conversion from ECMEC®s into AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ is in place (see below) and a procedure for the conversion of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ into ECMEC®s will be installed when appropriate.

A complete list of Live activities can be found at the EACCME website and complete list of e-learning activities can be found at the UEMS website for which credit may be converted to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ (This link will take you off the AMA website. The AMA is not responsible for the content of other websites). International physicians interested in converting AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to EACCME credit should contact the UEMS.

Instructions for converting EACCME Credit to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

To apply for conversion of EACCME credit to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit:

  1. Visit the EACCME website and/or UEMS webiste below to ensure the activity was certified for EACCME credit

               -  Live Activities: EACCME webstie

               -  E-Learning Activities: UEMS website                           

    2.   Download the Application for EACCME Credit Conversion, and submit:

  • the completed application by fax or mail
  • a copy of the EACCME credit certificate
  • non-refundable processing fee.

A certificate awarding AMA PRA Category 1 Creditwill be Emailed within three weeks.

By fax:

Attn: CPPD
(312) 464-5129

or

By mail:

American Medical Association
Continuing Physician Professional Development (CPPD)
330 N. Wabash Suite 39300
Chicago, Ill. 60611-5885

If you have questions, please contact CPPD at pra@ama-assn.org

More about UEMS/EACCME

For more information about the UEMS/EACCME, please visit the UEMS website.