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Continuing Medical Education

Continuing Medical Education Credit Information


The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The American College of Surgeons designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 8 credits meet the requirements for Self-Assessment.

Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 8 hours meets the requirements for Pain Management.*

*The content of this activity may meet certain mandates of regulatory bodies. Please note that ACS has not and does not verify the content for such mandates with any regulatory body. Individual physicians are responsible for verifying the content satisfies such requirements. 

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Requirements to Earn CME

Each case-based module includes three to six multiple-choice questions. To earn continuing medical education credit, 75 percent of the questions must be answered correctly with three attempts.

State Mandates

Many of the state licensing boards have established specific content requirements for CME Credit for Management/Opioid Prescribing. Find out more about your state requirements

Please note. Individuals must check with their state or local medical board, hospital, or organization to verify that the content does meet the specific requirements.