Monthly Archives: June 2011


If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.  -Booker T Washington

CME AMA PRA Category 2 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 2 Credit The AMA recognizes that there are other educational experiences that may not be developed by an accredited CME provider or may not qualify for direct credits, but that do provide valuable learning for the physician. Examples of such activities include: • Teaching residents, medical students or other health professionals • Unstructured online searching and learning (i.e., notContinue Reading


“Nothing in life is more important than the ability to communicate effectively.”  – Gerald R Ford, 38th President of the United States

CME AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is commonly recognized as one of the metrics for verifying a physician’s participation in continuing medical education (CME) activities. These and other types of credit—such as the American Academy of Family Physicians Prescribed and Elective credits, the American Osteopathic Association CME credits, or the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Cognate credits—are accepted by many credentialing bodies for meetingContinue Reading


“To succeed…you need to find something to hold onto, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.”  – Tony Dorsett

How To Keep Track of CME Hours

You need to keep track of the CME Hours you do for reporting purposes.  We suggest creating a form that will be useful for you and/or your physicians to record their CME hours.  This is NOT an official form of the Texas Medical Board and is NOT required for compliance with the CME requirements.  Please understand,Continue Reading


“One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.”   – Maya Angelou

Rules for Formal & Informal CME Credits for Texas Physicians

Formal Activities At least 24 credits every 24 months, including 2 credits of ethics and/or professional responsibility education, must be completed through participation in formal CME activities, but all 48 hours may be completed in this category. This includes conferences, seminars, lecture presentations, grand rounds, case conferences, self-study courses, etc. which are formally designated for credit as: 1.  Category 1 of theContinue Reading


“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.”   – Michael Altshuler