Sunday, May 29, 2016

Guidelines Applicable to PMA-Sponsored CME | PMA

Guidelines Applicable to CME in Hospitals | Guidelines Applicable to CME in Medical Schools and Affiliate Societies | Evaluation of Credit Units in a CME Activity

Awarding of CME Units

The scientific program of an annual convention of the PMA should be

  • designed so as to provide PMA members attending scientific activities therein the opportunity of earning a total of 100 CME units during the convention. 

In cases wherein PMA Members cannot attend to PMA Schedule activity convention due to attendance in General Assembly

  • members shall be given 5 Units per hour.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Guidelines Applicable to CME in Hospitals | PMA

PMA Guidelines Applicable to CME in Medical Schools and Affiliate Schools | Evaluation of Credit Units in a PMA CME Activity | Report PMA CME Activity and Award Credit Units Earned

Credit Equivalent

The following values, in Continuing Medical Education CME credit units, are generally assigned to accredited CME activities in government and private hospitals:

  • Courses with wet clinics = 10 units/ hour
  • Lectures, panel discussions, Clinico-Pathological Conferences (CPCS), etc. = 5 units/hour
  • Special lectures = 5 units/ hour
  • Staff conferences = 5 units/hour
  • Post Graduate Courses (REFER TO Evaluation of Credit Units in a PMA CME Activity)

The rate of credit units given above are for those attending the CME activity. Those for lectures, discussers and moderators are stated in PMA Guidelines Applicable to CME in Medical Schools and Affiliate Schools

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Guidelines Applicable to CME in Medical Schools and Affiliate Societies

Evaluation of PMA CME Units in a CME Activity | Report of CME Activity and Award CME Credit Units Earned | Individual CME Accreditation and Award of PMA CME Credit

CME Unit Equivalent per activity

The following values, in Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit units, are generally assigned to accredited CME activities in medical schools and affiliate societies (including sub-specialty societies):

  • Participants in lectures and conferences = 5 CME units per hour
  • Participants in workshops, demonstrations,Wet clinics = 10 units per hour
  • Senior residents under training = 50 units per year
  • Speaker (30 minutes – 1 hour) = 10 units per SESSION
  • Discussor, reactor or panelist = 10 units per SESSION
  • Moderator = 10 units per SESSION
  • Professors (full) = 100 units per year
  • Medical school faculty other than Professor = 80 units per year
  • Residency program, OTHER CME ACTIVITIES, approved Training, Clinico-Pathological Conference (CPC), Grand rounds
    • Must be approved by corresponding body of society to merit CME units
  • Postgraduate, Masteral, DOCTORATE = 100 UNITS per YEAR

Evaluation of Credit Units in a CME Activity | PMA

Report of CME Activity and Award Credits Units Earned | Individual CME Accreditation and Award of CME Credit | Form & Contents of PMA CME Application

Guidelines

As a general rule, 5 Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit units per hour are attached to an accredited lecture.

  • Thus, for attendance of a three-hour lecture, the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) member would earn 15 CME credit units, provided he was present in the entire duration of the lecture.

With respect to individual CME,

  • the PMA member is granted 20 CME credit units per hour of study.

Reference

Section 34, Chapter 3, PMA-CME CODE PMA Commission on Continuing Medical Education Revised 2002, Reprinted on PMA-Unilab National Orientation and Leadership Seminar. 2015

Report of CME Activity and Award Credit Units Earned | PMA

sIndividual PMA CME Accreditation and Award of PMA CME Credit | Form & Contents of PMA CME Application | Accreditation of PMA CME Activity

What to Include in the Report?

The applicant, organization, medical school or hospital undertakes to render a report on the CME activity to the Commission

  • within 30 days of the event
  • to include a list of those who attended the CME activity
  • the lecturers or speakers
  • and those who took part in the management of the activity, 
  • which shall bear their individual signatures 
  • and PMA membership numbers

The list shall be certified by a person designated by the applicant as CME Coordinator.

Multiple Lectures and Presentations

Where the activity consists a number of lectures, presentations or sessions, each of which has an assigned weight in CME units,

  • the Coordinator shall record the credit units earned by each individual listed 
  • on the basis of actual attendance at 
    • a particular lecture, 
    • presentation 
    • or session.