NEW ACCME REQUIREMENTS EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 2014
The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians (MD/DO). We offer directly sponsored courses that can be found on our calendar as well as joint providership with other non-accredited organizations. Joint Providership is for those organizations not directly sponsored or hosted by the UHMS but reviewed and approved by the Education Committee for CME only and not supported financially by the UHMS in any manner.
All CME educational activities developed and presented by the UHMS must be developed and presented in compliance with ACCME accreditation requirements-in addition to all the requirements of the AMA PRA program.
Below you will find information on applying for or renewing an existing jointly sponsored CME Activity with the UHMS.
All documents should be sent electronically to Stacy Harmon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payments should be sent to:
631 U.S. Highway 1, Suite 307
North Palm Beach, FL 33408
Fee Structure Listed Below:
a. CME Annual Application Fee: $300 per year
b. Introductory HM Course (ICHM) Annual Application Fee: additional $100 per year
c. Multiple Course Fee: additional $200 per year
CME Certificate Fee: $25 per certificate.
The following Disclaimer is required to be posted on all Directly Sponsored and Jointly Sponsored CME activitied verbatim.
"The information provided at this CME activity is for Continuing Medical Education purposes only. The lecture content, statements or opinions expressed however, do not necessarily represent those of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), its affiliates or its employees."
Click on the link below for the CME payment form and application instructions:
If commercial support of any kind is being received for your activity, please complete the additional required forms:
- LOA 202 must be signed by the commercial supporter, course director and CME Coordinator before the activity takes place.
Please review the below Standards to Ensure Independence of CME Activities that must be followed
- ACCME Standards for Commercial Support
EVALUATION AND IMPROVEMENT
At the end of each CME activity, it is required to submit a closing report (CME Form 105) with the appropriate attachments noted on the form. CME certificates will not be sent to any particpant without the joint sponsor fully completing and submitting a closing report. Closing report documents should be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the CME activity in meeting identified educational needs and to assist in planning and implementing further improvements to the program.
- The Physicians Award and Credit Recognition System ( Requirements for educational activities eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™)
- ACCME Essential Areas and Their Elements (Description of required criteria to be in compliance)
- ACCME Accreditation Findings Based on the 2006 Accreditation Criteria Updated Sept 2010
- Example of Desirable Physician Attributes (see application template page 5)
Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc. ("UHMS”) is jointly sponsoring the continuing medical education course ("CME Course”) outlined in these materials with each indicated jointly sponsored organization. The information provided in the materials and by the presenters during the CME Course is for general medical education purposes only ("Information”).
UHMS does not warrant the completeness, accuracy, or usefulness of any approach, view, statement, opinion, advice or service provided through the CME Course. The Information is not warranted to be inclusive of all approaches to a medical issue or exclusive of other methods for obtaining the similar results, but rather the Information is an approach, view, statement, opinion, advice or service of the authors or presenters which may be helpful or of interest to attendees. The approaches, views, statements or opinions of the authors of the materials and the presenters of the Information are their own and do not represent those of UHMS, its affiliates or its employees. The Information is not meant to be a substitute for the independent professional judgment of a physician or other health care professional relative to diagnostic and treatment options for a specific patient's medical condition.
In no event shall UHMS, its affiliates or its employees be liable to any individual or any third party for any direct, indirect, special or consequential damages, personal injury or wrongful death resulting from the use of, or the inability to use the Information or as a result of errors or omissions in the Information or materials.