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VCU Health CE works with both VCU Health and McGuire VA Medical Center departments/divisions, as well as outside organizations to produce accredited continuing medical education programs and events.

The content of all activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ must meet the American Medical Association (AMA) definition of CME, be non-promotional and be appropriate in depth and scope for the intended physician audience. The AMA’s definition of CME is: CME consists of educational activities which serve to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public or the profession. The content of CME is the body of knowledge and skills generally recognized and accepted by the profession as within the basic medical sciences, the discipline of clinical medicine and the provision of health care to the public. (AMA HOD policy #300.988)

Nonclinical subjects (e.g. office management, patient-physician communications, faculty development) may also be designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ as long as these are appropriate to a physician audience and benefit the profession, patient care or public health. Education that advocates specific alternative therapies or teaches how to perform associated procedures, without scientific evidence or general acceptance among the profession that supports their efficacy and safety, cannot be certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

The first step in planning an activity should be to review the resources provided on the Getting Started page. If you decide to move forward with seeking AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, please submit our planning form.

VCU Health CE categorizes educational programs/events as follows:

Please complete our planning form if you are seeking credit for an educational activity. All required applications and forms are available on our Getting Started page.

For more information or questions, contact VCU Health CE at ceinfo@vcuhealth.org or (804) 828-3640.

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