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American Osteopathic Associaiton (AOA)

CME Credits

 

The Following definitions are to be considered when applying for American Osteopathic Association (AOA) CME credit for a formal program.

 

Category 1-A CME Credit ~ Formal education program developed in concert with the Maine Osteopathic Association, with 50% of the presenters are osteopathic physicians, or MD’s, PhD’s, or other professionals with graduate degrees who hold a full-time faculty appointment at a college of osteopathic medicine,  OR

 

Osteopathic physicians, or MD’s, PhD’s or other professionals with graduate degrees who hold a full-time faculty appointment at a college of osteopathic medicine, present 50% of the total educational hours.

 

Category 1-B CME Credit ~ AOA accredited or approved hospital committee and departmental conferences with the review and evaluation of patient care, and conferences.

 

Category 2-A CME Credit ~ Formal educational programs sponsored by non-AOA accredited and/or approved hospital committee and departmental conferences of an educational nature, such as tumor board and tissue committee conferences, hospital staff, departmental and division educational meetings.

 

Category 2-B CME Credit ~ Less formal non-osteopathic CME programs such as journal-type CME on the internet, home study and risk management programs administrative in nature.

 

Geographic Definitions

1.             State Program – A program being promoted within the state in which the program will be held.

 

2.             Regional Program – A program being promoted within the state in which the program will be held, as well as promoted to nearby states.

 

3.             National/International Program – A program being promoted nationally or internationally, regardless of where the program will be held and/or a program held in more than one state.

 

Program Definitions

1.             Single Program – A one-time program NOT held as part of a regularly scheduled hospital/medical staff series program.  May be intended primarily for an audience in a single state or region, or may be intended for a national or international audience.

 

2.             Regularly Scheduled Hospital/Medial Staff Series Programs – These programs are defined as programs in a series that are similar in format and are regularly scheduled throughout the year on different topics.  Individual program within a series may not exceed four hours in length.  The location of these programs may vary due to accessibility of meeting locations but will be held within a single state.  Example of regularly scheduled hospital/medical staff series programs include case presentations, grand rounds, tumor boards, morbidity/mortality conferences, etc.

 

3.             Multiple site/date Program – A single program which is repeated at various locations or held on different dates.  These programs may be designated as either state/regional programs or national/international programs.

 

4.             Mini-residency/fellowship – Programs of varying lengths designed to upgrade the knowledge and skills of physicians in specific areas.  May be intended for local physicians or may be available to physicians nationally.


 

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