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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Answers to all your CME-Related Questions

How can I obtain records of my CME events? 

Attendance records are kept on file for six years. If you are on the Medical Staff at TCHHN, you can obtain a CME transcript by contacting TCH.MedStaff@TheChristHospital.com with the following information:​​

  • Name 
  • Date range of records 
  • Means of transmittal (email address, fax number, post mail address, etc.)​

If you are not on the Medical Staff at TCHHN or are a non-physician employee at TCHHN, you can obtain your CME Certificate(s) by contacting TCH.MedStaff@TheChristHospital.com​ with the following information:​

  • Name as it should appear on the certificate, including credentials (MD, DO, PA, NP, RN, etc.) 
  • Activity title 
  • Date of activity 

I am on the Medical Staff at The Christ Hospital Health Network. I attended a CME activity, but it wasn't at The Christ Hospital. Can this be documented on my CME transcript?  

Yes, please fax or email your CME certificate to TCH.MedStaff@TheChristHospital.com. ​ 


I am a nurse. Does attendance at a CME event count toward continuing education requirements for my license? 

Yes. Events designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(TM) convert to CE contact hours required by the Ohio Board of nursing.​


How can nurses, technicians and other non-physicians obtain attendance certificates? 

Attendance certificates are distributed by Medical Staff Services. Please email TCH.MedStaff@TheChristHospital.com​ to request a copy of your certificate. ​


For what activities does The Christ Hospital Health Network designate CME credit?​

  • Live education activities (attended in person or virtually) 
  • Enduring materials (a printed, recorded, or computer-based CME activity that was developed by the provider and that may be used over time at various locations and which, in itself, constitutes a planned activity) 
  • Journal-based (includes the reading of an article, a provider stipulated/learner directed phase such as reflection, discussion, or debate, and a predetermined set of questions or tasks relating to the journal) 
  • PI CME 
  • Learning from Teaching 
  • Committee Learning      

TCHHN's CME Committee reviews medical education activities to ensure all core criteria for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(TM) are met.​​

  • Conform to the AMA's definition of CME 
  • Address demonstrated education needs  
  • Communicates to participants a clearly identified educational purpose/objectives  
  • Designed using appropriate AMA approved learning formats; credit is based on the format 
  • Content appropriate in depth and scope for intended physician audience
  • Planned in accordance with the relevant CEJA opinions and the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support (SM), and be non-promotional in nature
  • Evaluate the effectiveness in achieving its educational purpose and/or objectives
  • Document credits claimed by physicians for a minimum of six years
  • Be certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (TM) in advance of the activity
  • Include the AMA Credit Designation Statement in any activity materials that reference CME credit with the exception of "save the date" or similar notices. ​

What is the difference between Category 1 and Category 2 Credit? 

Category 1 Credit may be earned for attending structured activities with specified learning objectives, a defined means of measuring physician learning, and designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(TM) prior to the activity. Participants wishing to earn Category 1 Credit must turn in a completed evaluation at the conclusion of the CME activity. TCHHN records and tracks phsysician credits earned at CME events designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(TM). TCHHN may keep record of AMA PRA Category 2 Credits(TM) for such as hospital-based peer consultations and group discussions, but physicians are expected to keep their own records of AMA PRA Category 2 Credits(TM) as these are not designated and approved by TCHHN.​


What types of activities can earn me AMA PRA Category 2 Credit(TM)?​​

  • Unstructured online searching and learning 
  • Reading authoritative medical literature 
  • Consultation with peers and medical experts 
  • Group discussions 
  • Self-assessment activities ​
  • Medical writing 
  • Peer review and quality assurance participation
  • Preceptorships 
  • Research 
  • Participating in live activities not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(TM)

​Participation in an activity listed above may be claimed by the physician for AMA PRA Category 2 Credit(TM) if all three of the following are true:​

  • The activity complies with the AMA definition of CME 
  • The activity complies with the AMA ethical opinions on "Gifts to Physicians from Industry" and "Continuing Medical Education" 
  • Are not promotional ​​ 
  • The activity is determined by the physician to be a worthwhile learning experience related to his or her practice.