Continuing Physician Professional Development
Learn more about AMA credit system at Alliance for CME meeting
The AMA Division of Continuing Physician Professional Development (CPPD) will be hosting a booth at the Alliance for CME Annual Meeting, Jan. 21-24 in Orlando. Be sure to stop by to meet your AMA colleagues and discuss your questions related to the AMA PRA credit system.
AMA staff will be partnering with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) to discuss the AMA PRA and AAFP Credit Systems at 3 pm on Jan. 23. This presentation will cover the relationship between the two credit systems, including similarities and differences, and look at how CME credit can enhance and validate CME programs. The session will also highlight and clarify policies, requirements, and issues for which CME providers frequently seek information.
Also, the AMA will hold a joint discussion with the AOA, FSMB and AAFP on the implications of Maintenance of Licensure for CME providers, supporters and faculty. This session will be held at 1:15 pm on Jan. 23.
Continuing medical education: the past as prologue
A thorough understanding of CME in North America can help us better anticipate and react to the future. Unlike earlier phases of training, including medical school and residency/fellowship, CME requires physicians to respond voluntarily to their educational needs, it does not specify curriculum, and practice settings are all different.
The essays in the newly published Continuing Medical Education: Looking Back, Planning Ahead describe the history and evolution of CME in North America and consider future issues and developments. The book's many contributors explore CME's emergence from undergraduate medical education and its separate growth and development along with key events and breakthroughs, lessons learned, conflicts, and predictions about the future. This book is of interest for continuing medical education professionals, physicians, administrators, and all health care practitioners interested in the future of continuous education and quality patient care.
Read the essays.