As of March 2013, the AMA Council on Medical Education has approved “Learning from Teaching” as a type of live activity that can be certified for CME credit. “Learning from Teaching” was developed to award AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for learning activities related to teaching medical students and residents. The credit recognizes the learning that occurs as physicians prepare to teach, but the credit is based on the time spent using what they learned in preparation to teach. This is a great opportunity for volunteer faculty to earn CME credit while precepting medical students.
Program highlights and requirements include the following.
- Participants must have a Volunteer Faculty Appointment at the University of Colorado School of Medicine (SOM) and be willing to teach medical students.
- Physicians may claim credit for a variety of learning/teaching interactions including: Formal presentations to medical students and residents, clinical problems, supervising clinical or simulated activities, instruction on clinical or other skills, assessing learner performance (clinical or simulation settings), or development of cases.
- Physician CUSOM volunteer physician faculty may be awarded credit at a 2-to-1 ratio teaching time (i.e., credit is given for time spent teaching/precepting).
- This program is for volunteer faculty and is sponsored by CUSOM Office of Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development. For more information, please contact: Brenda Bucklin, MD, Associate Dean for CME and PD.
You have an opportunity to teach the next generation of physicians and won’t need to leave your practice to earn CME credit! Don’t miss this opportunity; contact Dr. Bucklin for more information.