PA preceptors can now earn CME credit

January 9, 2014 —

Approved for Category 1 CME creditDes Moines University has been approved by the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit to eligible physician assistant preceptors. Physician assistants can earn a maximum of 10 hours of credit for clinical precepting during the calendar year.

There are two reporting periods for the 2013-14 academic year: November 25 – January 17 and January 20 – May 9. The credit approval is valid from November 21, 2013, to May 9, 2014. Physician assistant preceptors may be awarded 0.5 CME credits per two weeks of clinical teaching. Those precepting more than one student at a time may be awarded an addition 0.25 CME credits per student per two weeks. Preceptors must disclose any financial relationship with commercial interests to PA students.

There is no additional work required of preceptors. The DMU Continuing Medical Education office will report the hours to AAPA and certificates will be emailed within six weeks of the reporting period. AAPA credit will not be awarded until the student evaluation is complete.

For more information about the CME credit, visit www.dmu.edu/cme.