How to Receive AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
by Teaching Medical Students and/or Residents
AS A PRECEPTOR
Learning associated with teaching encourages your own professional development as a medical educator. You can earn AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM by engaging in new learning intended to make you a better teacher/preceptor and then applying your new learning to teaching medical students and residents/fellows. CME credit recognizes how your learning changed your teaching. Here is the basic principle of learning associated with teaching.
- Undertake new learning associated with making you a better preceptor which may include acquiring new factual information, communication skills or teaching techniques, how to make better slides, or how to mentor.
- Apply your new learning by teaching medical students, residents or fellows as a presenter or preceptor
- You will be awarded 2 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for every hour of teaching time
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
- The process applies only to teaching EVMS medical students and/or residents/fellows in ACGME approved programs. This does not apply to teaching PA or other healthcare students.
- Learning must be paired with teaching. You must engage in some new learning that is applied to teaching.
- If you teach the same content on more than one occasion, even to a different audience, you may claim credit only once. However, if you undertake new learning, even on a previous topic, that becomes a new learning-teaching combination eligible for credit.
We expect that the educational material you use will have been developed independent of any ACCME-defined commercial interest. You can ensure this by using:
- Peer-reviewed materials in professional journals that follow the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts created by the International Committee on Medical Journal Editors and/or
- Accredited CME developed and presented in compliance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support.
HOW TO RECEIVE CREDIT
Complete and submit the Preceptor Credit Form reporting only TEACHING time; do not include your learning time. The EVMS CME Office will calculate the amount of credit you will be awarded by doubling the teaching time then rounding to the nearest quarter-hour. Credit will appear in your EVMS CME transcript. You may receive up to 10 credits per year.
Questions? Please contact EVMS CME at email@example.com or phone 757-446-6140.