The list below provides explanations and examples of the types of CME Activities available for joint providership.


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A course is a live CME activity where the learner participates in person and which is planned on a one-by-one basis and designated for credit as a single activity. (Examples: annual meeting, conference, seminar)

Internet Activity

Live - Live Internet Activity is an online course available at a certain time on a certain date and is only available in realtime, just as if it were a course held in an auditorium. Once the event has taken place, learners may no longer participate in that activity. (Example: webcast)

Enduring Material - An Enduring Material Internet Activity is available when the physician participant chooses to complete it. It is “enduring,” meaning that there is not just one time on one day to participate in it. Rather, the participant determines when he/she participates. (Examples: online interactive educational module, recorded presentation, podcast)

Regularly Scheduled Series

A course is identified as an RSS when it is planned to have 1) a series with multiple sessions that 2) occur on an ongoing basis (offered weekly, monthly, or quarterly) and 3) are primarily planned by and presented to the joint provider’s professional staff. Examples of activities that are planned and presented as a regularly scheduled series are Grand Rounds, Tumor Boards, and Morbidity & Mortality Conferences.

Enduring Material

(other than Internet Based Activity) 

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. Printed, recorded, or computer-presented CME activity that may be used over time at various locations and which, in itself, constitutes a planned activity. (Example: CD-Rom, video tapes, supplement/booklet, journal)

Journal Based

A journal-based CME activity includes the reading of an article (or adapted formats for special needs), a provider stipulated/learner directed phase (that may include reflection, discussion, or debate about the material contained in the article(s)) and a requirement for the completion by the learner of a pre-determined set of questions or tasks relating to the content of the material as part of the learning process.