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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