Preceptor Credit

Learning associated with teaching encourages your own professional development as a medical educator.

You can earn American Medical Association (AMA) PRA Category 1 Credit by engaging in new learning intended to make you a better teacher/preceptor and then applying your new learning to teaching medical students, residents and fellows. CME credit recognizes how your learning changed your teaching.

Here is the basic principle of learning associated with teaching:

Benefits

  • Undertake new learning associated with making you a better preceptor.
    • This may include acquiring new factual information, communication skills or teaching techniques. You can also learn 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 Credits for every hour of teaching time.

What you need to know

  • The process applies only to teaching EVMS medical students, residents and/or fellows in programs approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
    • This does not apply to teaching Physician Assistant or other health professions 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 if the content is presented 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. 

Learning sources

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: 

How to receive credit

Complete and submit the preceptor credit form reporting only teaching time; do not include your learning time. EVMS CME will calculate the amount of credit you will be awarded by doubling the teaching time and then rounding to the nearest quarter-hour. Credit will appear in your EVMS CME transcript. You may receive up to 10 credits per year.

If you have any questions, please contact EVMS CME by email at cme@evms.edu or by phone 757.446.6140.