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Continuing Medical Education

AMA PRA Category I Credit™ Activities

Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine (School) continuing medical education (CME) program may sponsor activities three different ways:

  • Directly Sponsored: Activities are planned and implemented by the School.
  • Jointly Sponsored: Activities are planned and implemented in partnership with a non-accredited provider. Commercial interests cannot be a joint sponsor. Must have a signed Joint Sponsorship Agreement on file. Learn more about Providerships (Sponsorships).
  • Co-Sponsored: Activities have two or more accredited providers working in collaboration, one provider must take responsibility for the compliance of that activity.

Activity Formats

Activity formats may vary from live courses to various enduring materials. Formats may require additional documentation.


CME credit is designated on an hour-for-hour basis, i.e., for every hour you spend in a live CME activity, you receive 1 hour of CME credit. Hours can be broken down into quarter hours. Scheduled breaks, business meetings, and other activities do not qualify as CME. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of his or her participation in the activity.

Enduring materials must be evaluated by the planning committee to create a good-faith estimate to complete the self-study activity (ie, journal-based CME, self-tests, computer-based activities, video or audio tapes, etc). The estimate becomes the designated maximum amount of CME credit for the activity. The individual physician is required to keep track of the time spent on the activity, and claim credit commensurate with the extent of his or her participation in the activity.

Application Process

The Timeline provides an overview of the Category I application process.

Please view the following ACCME video on using effective formats.

Effective Communication with Physician Planners
Last edited on 12/15/2015.