Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits
The McMaster University Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program is accredited by the McMaster University Continuing Health Sciences Education Department with a Certificate of 300 hours of Continuing Education.
In addition, as an organization accredited to sponsor Continuing Medical Education for Physicians by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Schools Continuing Health Sciences Education, McMaster University designates this educational program as meeting the criteria for:
The Royal College of Family Physicians of Canada MAINPRO-M1 – This educational program meets the accreditation criteria of The College of Family Physicians of Canada, and has been accredited for 126 MAINPRO-M1 credits for eligible participants (since the year 2000).
The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – This educational event is approved as an Accredited Group Learning Activity under Section 1 of the Framework of CPD options for the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for a maximum of 126 credits per eligible participant (since the year 2000).
Each eligible physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
Note regarding AMA PRA Category 1 credits:
For the last several months, no University in Canada is able to continue to provide AMA PRA Category 1 credits. The reasons seem “political” and not technical, as this is a nation-wide situation affecting ALL CANADIAN UNIVERSITIES. However, if you are an American physician who want to participate in our program, please consult the current rules and regulations of your CME AMA Category 1 eligible activities. You may still be eligible for the credits, but may need to apply individually upon completion of the activity.
For the record:
American Medical Association PRA Category 1 – The McMaster University Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program was designated for a maximum of 300 hours in Category 1 credit towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award, for eligible physician participants from 2000 to 2013.