Accredited by AMA Category II
Please indicate: AMA PRA Category II Credit™
The International Board of Medicine and Surgery (IBMS), as an independent third party verifying testing, analysis, and evaluation of knowledge, skills and abilities against specified requirements of relevant standards for the purpose of certification and re-certification in the field of global healthcare with the goal of ensuring conformity with a given norm, certifies healthcare providers – physicians, surgeons, dentists, and other medical professionals and now Centers of Healthcare Excellence (Hospitals/Clinics/Specialty Centers) in the global healthcare community.
For IBMS CME Programs attended by medical professionals not certified by the International Board of Medicine and Surgery (IBMS) or by IBMS Certified Members USA, Category II AMA credits are designated.
Physicians attending international CME activities may self-claim and document AMA PRA Category 2 Credit™ for their participation provided the activity meets the AMA definition of CME, complies with the relevant AMA ethical opinions, and is not promotional in nature.
Physician-Designated AMA Category II: Learning experiences not designated category I and not included in the reading requirement can be claimed for category II hours, including:
articles physicians publish in peer-reviewed journals
poster presentations and teaching at conferences approved for category I credit
specialty board certification and recertification
medically related degrees
participation in an ACGME-accredited program
use of non-designated enduring materials
consultation with peers and experts
medical research and study online
In determining the number of category II hours to be reported, physicians can use patient charts and personal notations as helpful reminders. For instance, a physician could recall that in the course of a week, he/she has learned from six consultations with experts, averaging 10 minutes each, for a total of about one hour. Or a physician could estimate that in the course of a month, he/she has learned from four discussions with colleagues, averaging 15 minutes each, for a total of about one hour.
Learning required to teach physicians, residents, medical students, and other health professionals can also be claimed for category II hours.
Up to 10 hours may be claimed for publication of a medical or medically related article (or chapter in a book), or for learning that occurs in preparing an exhibit for an organized medical meeting. Small-group discussions on a selected journal article, which can bridge the gap between information and understanding and application to practice, may also be claimed as category II.
Doctors in many of the countries to which IBMS has traveled have not been overly preoccupied with receiving continuing medical education credit, though IBMS has presented IBMS Continuing Medical Education Certificates indicating AMA Category 2 Credit.
IBMS has also found that giving various types of IBMS Awards and having a Gala Event where these awards may be presented offers a very comfortable and professional approach to developing professional medical relationships which may grow over the years.