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CME: CME: Document Transcript

  • CME: What’s New?
  • The maintenance of certification (MOC) program requires diplomates of the American Board of • In addition, ABR requires each diplomate with a time-limited certificate in diagnostic radiology Radiology (ABR) who hold 10-year time-limited or its subspecialties to complete a series of 20 certificates in diagnostic radiology and its SAMs over the 10-year period. SAMs that count subspecialties, in radiation oncology, and in toward MOC must be qualified (approved) by radiologic physics to show evidence of lifelong the ABR and organized into one of two groups: general content SAMs for all diplomates and learning by earning continuing medical education clinical content SAMs specific to the (CME) credits and evidence of participation in diplomate’s subspecialty. Sixteen of the 20 a program of periodic self-assessmant by SAMs must be in the clinical content group. A diplomate with a subspecialty certificate needs completing ABR-qualified self-assessment to complete six of the 16 clinical SAMs in the modules (SAMs). subspecialty. CME is not only a physician’s professional • Self-assessment requirements for radiation oncologists include participation in educational responsibility, it is also a requirement. programs, such as refresher courses, workshops, and reading assignments that meet ABR standards for SAMs and have an automated MOC Requirements for CME self-assessment component that provides While almost all licensed physicians are required to feedback. Radiation oncologists must complete pursue continuing medical education, the ABR's MOC eight SAMs over the 10-year period. Program specifies CME requirements: • Radiologic physicists must earn a minimum of • A radiologist who holds a 10-year certificate in 500 CME credits, with at least 250 credits in diagnostic radiology and its subspecialties must Category 1; the remaining credits may be earn a minimum of 500 CME credits over the Category 1 or may be earned through self-direct- 10-year cycle of the certificate, with at least 250 ed educational projects over 10 years. credits in AMA PRA Category 1 (offered by a CME provider accredited by the Accreditation • Diplomates who hold both lifetime primary Council for Continuing Medical Education) and certificates in diagnostic radiology and time- the remaining credits in Categories 1 or 2. limited subspecialty certification must meet A radiation oncologist who holds a time-limited the MOC requirements for their particular certificate must earn a minimum of 200 subspecialty. Category 1 Credits over the 10-year cycle.
  • the MOC process. As you complete the plan, you list your CME requirements, prioritize your educational needs, plan future CME activities and record MOC-related activities for lifelong learning. Go to RSNA.org/education, click on MOC, and then on My CME Action Plan. • RSNA Annual Meeting—The RSNA Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting is a rich source of CME/SAM credit through refresher courses, scientific sessions, and other educational offerings. In 2005, each physician could earn up to 83 CME credits. In addition, attendees may be • All lifetime certificate holders are encouraged able to complete SAMs presented at the meeting. to participate in the MOC program, although they are not required to do so. • InteractED®—This online educational resource offers peer-reviewed CME programs based on How RSNA Is Helping refresher courses, plenary sessions, and focus To aid RSNA members in acquiring and keeping track sessions presented at the annual meeting, as of CME credits, the Society has developed new educa- well as education exhibits, cases of the day, tional offerings and tools to keep track of your CME and CME tests from RadioGraphics. Go to credits, to assess your CME needs, and to plan future RSNA.org/education and click on CME. CME activities. • Self-Assessment Modules—RSNA SAMs RSNA has a number of activities and online resources consist of peer-reviewed educational materials that offer CME and SAM opportunities. The Society related to a wide variety of subspecialty areas, has also streamlined its content codes to help you including breast radiology, chest radiology, identify the CME activities directly related to your emergency radiology, and pediatric radiology. subspecialty (see back panel). Among the resources All RSNA SAMs meet ABR's MOC requirements available: for self-assessment and also award CME credit for successful completion. You may access SAMs • My CME Action Plan—This Web-based template at RSNA.org/education. Click on MOC. allows you to develop the personalized education plan required by the ABR as part of
  • • Education Portal—The education portal of Content Codes for CME Credit Categories RSNA.org provides links to many useful All RSNA educational content is coded to assist resources for lifelong learning. you in finding the material you need and want to stay current in your areas of practice and interest: • RSNA CME Credit Repository—RSNA auto- Breast (Imaging and Interventional) matically deposits CME and SAM credits Cardiac Radiology earned through RSNA activities into the RSNA Chest Radiology CME Credit Repository (RSNA.org/cme). As an Computed Tomography RSNA member, you can also self-enter other Education earned CME credits to create a cumulative CME Emergency Radiology report or print a CME certificate for RSNA- awarded AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Gastrointestinal Radiology General • CME Gateway—RSNA and several other medical Genitourinary Radiology specialty organizations have launched an Head and Neck online CME Gateway (www.CMEgateway.org). Health Policy The CME Gateway allows you to view, print and Informatics generate reports of CME credits earned from Management each of the sponsoring organizations to which Molecular Imaging you belong. Musculoskeletal Radiology Mammography Magnetic Resonance Imaging Useful Web Sites: Nuclear Medicine RSNA.org/education Neuroradiology www.theabr.org Obstetric/Gynecologic Radiology www.abms.org Oncologic Imaging www.CMEgateway.org Other For additional information on RSNA's MOC Pediatric Radiology resources, call 1-800-272-2920. Physics and Basic Science Professionalism Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement Radiation Oncology Research and Statistical Methods Ultrasound Vascular and/or Interventional Radiology