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UEMS/EACCME CME Credit Recognition

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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, most recently renewed in 2014, 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 European CME Credits (ECMEC®s) converted to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ by applying to the AMA.

Following the agreement on the mutual recognition of credits between the American Medical Association and the UEMS-European Accreditation Council for CME, here are ways one can receive credits for qualifying activities:

How U.S. Physicians Can Earn Their AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Attending Live Events

  • Worldwide that have been certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
  • Worldwide, except in the United States, 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).

Completing E-learning Programs

  • From accredited providers in the United States, 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).

How European Physicians Can Earn Their ECMEC®s

Attending Live Events

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

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 a 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 website below to ensure the activity was certified for EACCME credit
  2. Download the Application for EACCME Credit Conversion, and submit:
    • The completed application by fax or mail
    • A copy of the EACCME credit certificate
    • Nonrefundable processing fee

A certificate awarding AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ will be emailed within 3 weeks.

By fax:
Attn: Educational Services
(312) 464-5129

or

By mail:
American Medical Association
Educational Services
330 N. Wabash Suite 39300
Chicago, Illinois 60611-5885

If you have questions, please contact Educational Services at [email protected].

More About UEMS/EACCME

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

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