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December 22, 1978

Continuing Medical Education

JAMA. 1978;240(26):2848-2853. doi:10.1001/jama.1978.03290260052004

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The AMA and Continuing Medical Education  The American Medical Association's activities in continuing medical education (CME) are extensive and involve many different units of the AMA staff that work in conjunction with the councils and committees of the membership. In an effort to avoid confusion and expedite communication, the following descriptions of activities and relationships are presented.The Department of Physicians Credentials and Qualifications is responsible for the conduct and supervision of the Physician's Recognition Award (PRA) program. The AMA staff works with the Advisory Committee on Continuing Medical Education, which recommends policies and procedures for the PRA. The Advisory Committee is responsible to the Council on Medical Education for the PRA program and also for recommending policies and procedures concerning CME in general.The Department of Continuing Medical Evaluation of the AMA represents the interests of the AMA in the accreditation process. Activities carried out in this sphere are