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Self-reporting CME tools now available

Tools allow physicians to submit their credits and manage their CME requirements for board certification and licensure online.

In a recent survey, DOs told the AOA that maintaining board certification was their toughest professional challenge. The AOA has responded by offering new features for DOs to report and monitor their CME credits, including:

Self-reporting. DOs can now submit AOA Category 1 and 2 CME credits online. Doing so eliminates the need for faxing and mailing of documentation. Self-reported Category 1 activities offered by non-AOA-accredited sponsors will be processed and recorded on your AOA CME Report within five to seven business days. Self-reported Category 2 activities, including AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, will post instantly.

CME tracking. DOs can monitor their progress toward CME requirements for licensure and board certification and print their AOA CME Report.

These CME self-reporting and tracking services are free for AOA members and available to nonmembers for a fee.

Learn more about the tools and how to access them here.

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2 comments

    1. I agree! The high stakes exam every 8 years does little to test competence and does a lot to increase anxiety around this antiquated type of barrier exam! The ACOFP needs to moves towards a yearly assessment of competence for all FM docs for a set of topics – this year HTN, next year DM, etc. – so that everybody is being brought up to the current guidelines based on topic/diagnosis. If someone fails, then reeducate them on that topic in the moment until they pass. It improves the knowledge of all, allows us to see where we are deficit, and it improves patient care (ultimately, if everyone is then practicing based on current guidelines). The ACOFP has a wonderful opportunity to break away from an antiquated system and be a trailblazer. I, for one, would be in favor of this!

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