Office of CME and Preceptor Development
The mission of the Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) at LMU-DCOM will remain consistent with the mission of the DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in its commitment to prepare outstanding osteopathic physicians who are committed to the premise that the cornerstone of meaningful existence is service to humanity. Planned educational programs will focus on the health and wellness needs of people within the Appalachian region while emphasizing primary care for underserved rural communities. The Office of CME will invest in quality academic programs for physicians and other health care professionals supported by superior faculty and technology while embracing the principles of holistic care, diversity, and public service as an enduring commitment to responsibility and high ethical standards.
LMU-DCOM is an AOA-CME Category I sponsor accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Council on Continuing Medical Education (CCME) to present programs that quality for AOA-CME category I credit.
Some online courses such as, Disaster Medicine, provide both AOA Category 1 credit and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for physicians. Dually accredited educational activities are noted in the course descriptions.
CME Requirements of the AOA
AOA members are required to obtain 120 credit hours in a three-year cycle, with at least 30 credits in Category 1-A. The remaining 90 credits may be obtained in Categories 1-A, 1-B, 2-A, or 2-B. Osteopathic board certified physicians must earn at least 50 of their total 120 credits in their primary specialty.
CME on the Internet
Category 1-B credit will be awarded to audio and video programs on the Internet sponsored by AOA-accredited Category 1 CME sponsors that meet the AOA quality guidelines, and faculty/hours requirement. These courses are typically programs (enduring) that are available on an on demand schedule and are not a real-time, interactive simultaneous conference.
Category 1-B credit for CME internet courses will be reported to AOA by LMU-DCOM (CME Sponsor).
Osteopathic physicians may earn up to a maximum of 9 credits of their Category 1-A requirement from interactive Internet CME (i.e., up to nine Category 1-A CME credits for members with a requirement of thirty Category 1-A credits). Category 1-A interactive Internet CME credits earned in excess of nine will be applied to the Category 1-B and Category 2-A or category 2-B CME requirements.