May 18, 2005

Earlier this year, the American Medical Association broadened the requirements for physicians earning continuing medical education credits, allowing them to receive Category 1 credit (the most valuable) for individual learning activities. Last week, the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education followed suit, allowing CME providers to give credit for learning activities such as Internet searching and learning, test-item writing, manuscript review and performance-improvement activities, which consist of physicians identifying ways to improve and working to accomplish those goals.