Continuing Medical Education
The mission of the continuing medication education (CME) program of Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM) is to plan, implement, and evaluate educational activities which focus on evidence-based clinical topics and best practices in educating medical students and residents. These activities are provided to physicians to enhance knowledge and encourage lifelong learning which optimizes patient care and training of future physicians.
The CME mission of ACOM is to optimize patient care and clinical training of future physicians through continuing professional development of physicians. This purprose aligns with ACOM’s mission to “provide quality, learner-centered osteopathic education, research, and service….with emphasis on patient-centered team-based primary care to serve the medically underserved areas of Alabama, the Tri-State area, and the nation.”
PRECEPTOR CME OPPORTUNITIES
Rewarding experience educating ACOM students and earning CME credits at the same time. Physicians can participate as a “preceptor” for ACOM medical students during clerkship periods.
DO’s receive Category 1B CME for precepting ACOM students at the rate of 40 hours per week they have an ACOM student for a total of 160 for an entire month. A maximum of 20% (24 hours) of the required CME credits per 3-year AOA CME cycle may be earned for precepting medical students.
MD’s receive Category 1 CME for precepting ACOM students at the rate of 40 hours per week they have an ACOM student for a total of 160 for the entire month.