American Osteopathic Associaiton (AOA)
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.
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.
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.