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Types of Activities

The Office for Continuing Medical Education offers a diverse and multi-faceted array of continuing education activities, and ensures that any URMC-sponsored activity receiving AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM meets the standards established by the ACCME.

Continuing education activities can incorporate basic science concepts, clinical practice, recent literature and scientific research perspective on the best currently accepted clinical practices. Types of activities mounted under the guidance of course directors include, but are not limited to:

Live Activities

Activity that occurs at a specific time as scheduled by the accredited CME provider. Participation may be in person or remotely as is the case of teleconferences or live internet webinars. (AMA/ACCME Glossary, August 2021) Examples: conferences, courses, lectures, workshops, simulations, videoconferencing.

Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS)

A course planned as a series with multiple, ongoing sessions, e.g., offered weekly, monthly, or quarterly; and is primarily planned by and presented to the accredited organization’s professional staff (AMA/ACCME Glossary, August 2021)

Examples: grand rounds, tumor boards, case conferences, morbidity and mortality conferences

Enduring Materials/Online Education

An activity that endures over a specified time and does not have a specific time or location designated for participation; rather, the participant determines whether and when to complete the activity. (AMA/ACCME Glossary, August 2021)

Examples: online interactive educational module, recorded presentation, podcast