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Please Note: Following a review of UAB CME policies and practices we have revised and updated our financial disclosure form. Please use this form for all CME-related activities going forward. The change is small but significant and includes an element required by our accrediting organization that was missing from previous versions.
UAB Division of CME sponsors CME credit for the following types of activities:
Live courses are CME activities in which the learners participate in person and are planned as well as designated for credit as single, stand-alone events. Examples include: Annual Meetings, Conferences, Seminars, etc.
Enduring materials are CME activities that are printed, recorded, or computer-presented and that may be used at various times and locations. Examples include: Newsletters, Monographs, DVDs, CDs, Online Courses, etc.
Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS)
Regularly Scheduled Series are CME activities that occur on a routine, ongoing basis. RSSs are comprised of multiple sessions that meet weekly, monthly, or quarterly. Examples include: Grand Rounds, Journal Clubs, Case Conferences, etc.
Performance Improvement Activities
Performance Improvement Activities are CME activities in which a physician engages in a three-stage practice improvement process. PI activities are structured, long-term activities by which physicians learn about specific performance measures, retrospectively assess their practice, and apply those measures over a useful interval then re-evaluate their performance. Up to 20 credits may be awarded.
Stage A: Identify educational need through a measure of performance in practice
Stage B: Engage in educational experiences to meet the demonstrated need or gap
Stage C: Integrate learning from Stage B into patient care and then re-evaluate
For more information on Performance Improvement CME, please contact the Division of Continuing Medical Education at 205.934.2687.
Internet Point-of-Care Activities
Point-of-care activities are structured, self-directed online learning by physicians on topics immediately relevant to their practices. Learning is driven by a reflective process in which physicians document their clinical questions, the sources of information consulted, and its application to their practices. An example includes: Literature searches
Call UAB Division of CME at 205.934.2687 for additional information.