The Pennsylvania Medical Society Requirements

CE: 100 total credit hours of CME in the two-year license cycle (with license cycles ending on Dec. 31 of each even year)

  • Twenty (20) of those credit hours must be completed in AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM activities.
  • At least 12 hours of the 100 must be completed in activities related to patient safety or risk management and may be completed in either Category 1 or 2.
  • The remaining credit hours shall be completed in either Category 1 or Category 2 approved activities.

 

Approved activities in the area of patient safety and risk management may include the following topics:

  • Improving medical records and recordkeeping
  • Reducing medical errors
  • Professional conduct and ethics
  • Improving communications
  • Preventative medicine
  • Healthcare quality improvement

 

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2015, all persons applying for issuance of an initial license shall be required to complete 3 hours of DPW-approved training in child abuse recognition and reporting requirements as a condition of licensure.
Additionally, EFFECTIVE WITH THE FIRST LICENSE RENEWAL AFTER JANUARY 1, 2015, all health-related licensees and funeral directors applying for the renewal of a license issued by the Board shall be required to complete at least 2 hours of Board-approved continuing education in child abuse recognition and reporting requirements as a condition of renewal.

For more information visit The Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine.