Audio CME Courses
Who Should Participate and Why - These self-study courses were designed to be taken to fit your busy schedule and specific needs whether traveling, driving to work, or for home study; thereby, maximizing your time. The portability, convenience and flexibility of our audio CD and MP3 formats allow you to choose when and where you study.
Why Choose American Medical Seminars for Your CME?
What separates our CME courses is Concise, Clinically Relevant and “To the Point” Content. Course topics are selected based on the best results of our onsite Live Seminar participant evaluations. They are also highly edited, never just duplicated. What this means to you is that you are getting the most needed and best received topics for concise and efficient learning.
Our Mission - The purpose of the American Medical Seminars, Inc. CME Program is to develop and deliver clinically relevant, evidence-based CME activities in an effort to align physician behavior with current clinical guidelines and the evidence to improve their competence and the care they provide their patients.
Accreditation - American Medical Seminars, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Certification - American Medical Seminars, Inc. designates these enduring materials for the maximum amount indicated of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Non-US Licensed Physicians - The American Medical Association has determined that physicians not licensed in the US who participate in these CME activities are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
AAPA - AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive the maximum hours indicated of Category I credit for completing this program.
Intended Audience - Primary Care Practitioners such as Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, General Practice and even Specialists who would like practical and clinically relevant reviews and updates in Primary Care Medicine.
Overall Program Objectives – Our audio courses cover sixteen (16) areas of Primary Care Medicine. The overall objective is to provide the participant with practical and clinically relevant information. Upon completion of these CME activities, through the use of clinical case vignettes emphasizing Guidelines and Evidence-Based Medicine, the physician or healthcare provider should be able to formulate a differential, make a diagnosis and develop a plan for the prevention and/or therapeutic management of the various disorders presented. Each CME activity has its own set of objectives, which are available upon request, included in each syllabus and accessible through this website.
Disclosure Policy - It is the policy of American Medical Seminars, Inc. (AMS) to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its directly sponsored educational activities.
The information presented at this CME activity represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by AMS or its affiliates. Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each CME activity participant must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses.
Commercial Support and Conflict Of Interest Policy - All CME activities presented through American Medical Seminars, Inc. (AMS) are free of commercial support. The AMS organization has no in-kind, financial, research, marketing, sales or distribution affiliation with any healthcare product or services entities.
All presenting faculty/planning committee members are instructed and expected to not receive any outside support to include, but not limited to, honorarium, royalties, salary or fees for these presentations other than that provided by AMS.
All presenting faculty/planning committee members are expected to specifically disclose in writing their relevant financial relationships and the nature of the relationships to include type of remuneration and their role maintained by them or their spouse/partner within the past 12 months with any proprietary entities producing healthcare goods or services, with the exception of non-profit or government organizations and non-healthcare related companies. When relevant financial relationships and/or interests are identified, this support must not be for these AMS CME activities.
All potential conflicts of interest identified will be resolved prior to their presentations or the presenting faculty/planning committee member will be withdrawn from planning/participating in the CME activity.
HOW THIS PROGRAM WORKS
Registration, Documentation & Course Format - Upon registration and fee payment, you will receive a paid invoice, course instructions, and course materials. Each course is based on a lecture and problem-based learning format utilizing cases and/or Q&A sessions, with a focus on practical and clinical medicine. You will be able to follow along in your syllabus, which is included with each course, just as though you were at the live sessions.
Please refer to the individual course description pages for fee structure. Registration fees include course materials consisting of your choice of Audio CDs or an MP3 CD, a corresponding syllabus, a CME Test, an Answer/Evaluation Form and the AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ Certificate upon successful completion of the course as designed.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ Certificate - Upon completion of the course you will receive a certificate for the maximum amount indicated of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from American Medical Seminars, Inc. provided the course is successfully completed as designed. Your CME certificate will generally be mailed within 2 business days of our receipt of your completed test answer/evaluation form.
The certificate will reflect the course title, credits earned, dates of study (upon request) and the date issued, which will be the date we receive your test answer/evaluation form in our office or postmark date if mailed. Dates of study will only be on your certificate if you report and verify them on your test answer/evaluation form. Testing online gives immediate results with feedback, or you may fax or mail your test answer/evaluation form.
Immediate Results with Online Testing - You may obtain immediate test results with corrections, upon successful completion of your test online. Simply click on "Testing Online" in the side menu bar above. We highly recommend that you take your test online as it is the fastest and easiest method available and it provides immediate results. Otherwise, you must return the completed Test Answer/Evaluation form by mail or fax and wait for your results. Upon course completion, you keep the course materials and syllabus.
Important Notice - Do not submit your completed test prior to the last day of your course completion date(s). If tests are submitted prior to your last day, your certificate will reflect the date your test was received only, No Exceptions.
As an ACCME Accredited CME provider, please note that:
• AMS, Inc. will not issue a certificate reflecting your completion dates prior to your requested completion dates (nor will we post-date your certificate.)
• AMS, Inc. will not back-date certificates to reflect a date prior to you receiving the course materials or completing the course.
You must correctly answer at least 70% of the questions to receive credit. We do not maintain copies of your test results, so you will need to keep a copy for your records. Estimated course completion times:
|5-Credit Course||10-Credit Course||20-Credit Course|
|Listening||4 hours||7 hours||16 hours|
|Reviewing the Syllabus||.75 hours||2.5 hours||3 hours|
|Taking the Post-Test||.25 hours||.5 hours||1 hour|
|Total Time||5 hours||10 hours||20 hours|
Course Expiration - These CME activities qualify for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ up to the stated expiration date for each course. Tests received after the stated expiration date can NOT be considered for CME credit. Courses will be available for sale until 2 years from the original course release date or while supplies last.
Tax Deductions and Employer Reimbursement - Expenses to maintain or improve skills required by an individual for his or her employment or other trade or business may be deductible for federal income tax purposes or reimbursable under employee reimbursement plans. Depending upon a participant's individual circumstances, enduring materials course fees are often deductible or reimbursable. Travel expenses are subject to more restrictive standards regarding deductibility and reimbursement under many plans. We recommend consultation with a personal tax advisor and/or your employee plan administrator to determine the proper treatment of enduring materials course fees and related expenses in your particular circumstances. See U.S. Treasury Reg. 1.162-5.
By law, American Medical Seminars, Inc. is not offering the above information as tax advice.
100% Money-Back Guarantee & Cancellations - If the course does not meet your specific needs, simply return all of the original materials within 30 days of your paid registration and we will give you a full refund of your purchase price less shipping and handling. If you receive CME credit you will not be entitled to a refund.
Shipping - CME Courses are usually shipped within 24 hours, Monday through Friday, via FedEx® Ground and generally arrive in 3-6 business days. Standard shipping fees are $16.95 for the first course and $6.00 for each additional course shipped in the same box/same address. The daily cut off time for shipping is 12pm Eastern Standard Time. Orders received after the 12pm deadline will be processed the next business day. Courses can be expedited at the request and expense of the participant. Expedite service is an additional $20 for 2-3 Business Day FedEx® Air, and an additional $40 for Next Business Day FedEx® Air. Please contact our office if shipping outside the contiguous US.
System Requirements - Standard Audio CD format for car, computer or home systems. Standard iPod®, MP3 player with a display, or car MP3 player.