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CME Requirements


PAFP members must comply with various CME requirements for state licensure, AAFP/PAFP membership and board certification. Follow these links for details on each requirement:

Pennsylvania licensure regulations (Clicking here takes you to the website of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, or PAMED, which has compiled a list of the licensure requirements. This is not a PAFP-maintained list or site.)

Patient safety/risk management CME 12 credit hours in the areas of patient safety or risk management (either Category 1 or Category 2) are required to renew licensure. The following list of topics will satisfy the patient safety/risk management requirement:

  • Improving medical records and record keeping
  • Reducing medical errors
  • Professional conduct and ethics
  • Improving communication among physicians and with other health care personnel
  • Communication between physicians and patients
  • Preventive medicine education
  • Health care quality improvement

As long as the CME activity falls within these topics, you can count it toward the patient safety/risk management requirement. The course does not have to state (and very likely may not) that it is a patient safety or risk management course.


PAFP Foundation Activities that meet ABFM Requirements for Maintenance of Certification

AAFP Requirements 

How to report your CME for PAFP webcasts to the AAFP:

  1. In the CME Center, click “Self-Study - I studied on my own”
  2. Click “No” because the self-study was not an AAFP-produced activity
  3. Click the "continue" button
  4. Enter the date you completed the activity
  5. Leave the Activity Title box empty
  6. Enter “Pennsylvania AFP” in the CME Provider box
  7. Unless specifically stated, our programs are NOT “Performance Improvement in Practice” or “Point of Care” – leave both boxes unchecked
  8. Click "search"
  9. Click the appropriate box in the search results – a full list of PAFP webcasts will appear

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