Continuing Medical Education
UCSF School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education to physicians. UCSF offers over 250 CE activities in most medical specialties serving over 35,000 participants each year. We are happy to help you through direct consultation in the process of completing your request for credit for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM (CME) and assist with obtaining credit for other professions as well.
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Credit Request Submission Schedule
Submissions are processed on the first Monday of each month. On holidays, submissions are processed the Friday prior to the holiday. All submissions received by the submission deadline follow a process that ends with the governing board's feedback and/or approval in the subsequent calendar month. You can expect the governing board decision session to happen no later than the second Tuesday of each month. (Example, a submission on the first Monday of January will go to final decision no later than the second Tuesday of February.)
Once the governing board has made a decision and/or provided feedback, the Office of CME normally sends approval letters within 10 days of receiving final decisions and feedback from the governing board. These letters go the Event Planner/Administrator indicated on the application, and the Activity Chair.
Each application is reviewed and formally presented to our Governing Board Accreditation Review Committee for approval. We have a rolling first-Monday-of-the-month submission deadline for review in the following month. However, the Office of CME processes applications on a first-come first served basis, and scheduling is subject to capacity limits and governing board reviewers' conflicts of interest. In the unlikely event your submitted application is not scheduled for a decision in the month after the current deadline, you will be notified, and your application given scheduling priority in the following month. Therefore it is important that you submit your application in a manner that allows it not only to be certified prior to the start date of the activity, but also certified with enough time to market and promote your activity in a compliant manner that includes accreditation language where appropriate.