USA Office of Continuing Medical Education Documentation Form for Category 2

This form is for documentation purposes only. We will maintain a copy of your submission indefinitely.

To claim your credits you will need to complete the American Medical Association
Physician’s Recognition Award™ Category 2 Credit Claim Form.

American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award™
Category 2 Credit Documentation Form

Definition of AMA PRA Category 2 Credit
AMA PRA™ Category 2 Credit is defined as all educational activities not designated for Category
1 that: comply with the AMA definition of CME; comply with the AMA ethical opinions on Gifts to

Physicians from Industry and on Ethical Issues in CME (i.e., are not promotional); and a physician
finds to be a worthwhile learning experience related to his/her practice. Accredited providers do
not designate activities for AMA PRA™ Category 2 Credit.

Physicians may claim AMA PRA™ Category 2 Credit for such learning activities as: teaching
residents, medical students or other health professionals; unstructured online searching and
learning (i.e., not Internet Point of Care); reading authoritative medical literature; or participating
in live activities not designated for AMA PRA™ Category 1 Credit. Other examples include:

• Consultation with peers and medical experts
• Small group discussions
• Self assessment activities
• Medical writing
• Preceptorships
• Research

In each case, the physician individually determines the educational value of those AMA PRA™
Category 2 activities in which he or she participates.

Documentation: self documented; physicians should self claim credit for appropriate AMA
PRA™ Category 2 activities on their AMA PRA™ certificate application form.
Credit assignment: as with live activities, physicians may self claim one (1) AMA PRA™

Category 2 Credit for each 60-minute hour engaged in the learning activity. Physicians may claim
credit in 15 minute, or 0.25 credit increments, and round to the nearest quarter hour.

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