What is CME?
Continuing Medical Education (CME) is defined as any educational activity that serves to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that physicians use to provide services for patients, the public, or the Osteopathic profession.
What types of activities qualify for CME certification?
A wide variety of educational activities qualify for CME certification, including, but not limited to:
- Lectures and meetings in which learners are physically or remotely present.
- “Enduring Materials” - CME activities based on recorded or published content
What are the CME requirements of the AOA?
AOA members are required to obtain 120 credit hours in a three-year cycle, with at least 30 credits in Category 1-A. The remaining 90 credits may be obtained in CME designated as Category 1-A, 1-B, 2-A, or 2-B. Osteopathic board-certified physicians must earn at least 50 of their total 120 credit hours in their primary specialty.
How can I obtain AOA Category 1-A credit?
Category 1-A credit may be earned by attending formal, face-to-face osteopathic programs sponsored by AOA-Accredited Category 1 CME Sponsors. Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine is a Category 1 CME Sponsor.
May I earn credit for osteopathic preceptoring?
Physicians serving as preceptors in any AOA approved osteopathic medical education program may earn AOA Category 1-B credit. A maximum of 60 hours of Category 1-B for preceptoring may be applied to the 120-hour AOA CME requirement. No credit is available for preceptoring physician assistants, nurse practitioners, or allopathic medical students.
How do I obtain CME/CE credit for my activity?
Contact Remi Odunsi, Director of Continuing Medical Education at 646.981.4558 or email@example.com to discuss your activity.