The Department of Continuing Medical Education (CME) for City of Hope attests that this educational activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas
and Policies of the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).
City of Hope is accredited by the ACCME to provide CME for physicians. City of Hope designates this CME activity for a maximum of 8.25 Category 1 credits toward the American Medical Association (AMA) Physician’s Recognition Award™. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the education activity.
The following may apply CME Category 1 credit for license renewal:
Nurses may report up to 8.25 credit hours toward the continuing education requirements for license renewal by their state Board of Registered Nurses (BRN). CME may be noted on the license renewal application in lieu of a BRN provider number.
The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants states that AMA accredited Category 1 courses are acceptable for CME requirements for recertification.
The American Board of Medical Specialties and the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education have embarked on a joint initiative to quantify and evaluate a set of six physician core competencies by which the individual physician will be measured for Residency Certification, Board Certification, and more recently, Maintenance of Certification. Individual hospitals and other health care delivery organizations will now also be evaluated by the Joint Commission on their practice and demonstration of the six core competencies.
In brief the actual term “core competencies” refers to those six abilities (competencies) that are central (core) to the practice of medicine, specifically: 1) Patient Care, 2) Medical Knowledge, 3) Practice-based Learning, 4) Interpersonal and Communication Skills, 5) Professionalism, and 6) Systems-based Practice.
To assist our conferees in demonstrating their completion of CME in the six core competencies, the educational content of each presentation in this conference will have been reviewed by the program directors. Core competencies addressed in the educational content of each presentation will be noted by numbers 1-6 adjacent to the title of the individual presentation in the conference syllabus. CME Certificates for this activity will reflect those core competencies addressed by the educational content of the overall conference.