Part 2: Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment
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SA-CME Requirement Eliminated for OLA Participants
2022 was the final year we required diplomates completing their OLA annual progress requirement to complete self-assessment CME (SA-CME). All diplomates will still need to complete 75 Category 1 CME credits in the previous three-year period, but SA-CME will no longer be required for OLA participants. The OLA annual progress requirement is the number of questions a diplomate needs to answer each year. For most, this is 52 questions per year, but it will vary depending on how many certificates you are maintaining.
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To satisfy Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 2, the ABR requires diplomates to attain 75 CME credits every three years. For diplomates not participating in OLA, at least 25 of those credits must be from Self-Assessment CME (SA-CME) activities.There are two types of SA-CME activities:
- Self-Assessment Modules (SAMs). Created by societies and other organizations and prequalified by the ABR, SAMs are primarily podium presentations with a post-session assessment instrument. Some organizations call these "live SA-CME,” and others call them “SAMs.” Both terms are equivalent, with the number of credits determined by the ACCME or an ACCME-accredited category 1 CME provider.
- Enduring AMA Category 1 CME offerings. Enduring activities are certified CME that endure over a specified time. These include print, audio, video and Internet materials such as monographs, podcasts, CD/DVD, archived webinars as well as other web-based activities.