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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Office of Continuing Medical Education

Resources & Guidelines

Please review carefully all flyers and brochure for the correct statement. Words in italics must stay in italic!

Accreditation Statement

The State University of NY (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians

Designation statement

The State University of NY (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center designates this (type of activity. ex. live )activity for a maximum of [number of credits] AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(s) TM Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

If the words cannot be in italics due to software issues, the credit phrase "AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM" must be either in quotation marks or bold. Note the trademark "TM" which must also be present in superscript.

To fill out the disclosure form online go to:



Coordinators can view disclosures at the link below using assigned user name and password.


The online evaluation can be found at :

Online Evaluation



MedEdPORTAL: a resource for CME providers, faculty, clinician-learners, many others MedEdPORTAL (Providing Online Resources to Advance Learning in Medical Education) is a free publication venue developed by the AAMC to support educators and learners as they create and use online teaching materials, assessment tools and faculty development resources.

Publications in MedEdPORTAL include tutorials, virtual patients, cases, lab manuals, assessment instruments, faculty development materials covering from undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical and dental education - and each of them can meet CME and quality improvement goals. MedEdPORTAL has sizable potential for CME providers, teachers, quality managers and others: 1) as a source of material for presentations; 2) as an opportunity to publish high quality, peer reviewed materials developed in CME settings; 3) as a possible revenue source for on-line materials; and 4) as a peer reviewed scholarly contribution suitable to support promotion and tenure decisions.

For more information: an electronic copy of the MedEdPORTAL Training Materials can be downloaded at:, or contact

CME Faculty Training on Commercial Support:

The National Faculty Education Initiative was launched in October 2008 by the Alliance for CME (Alliance) and Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME), in collaboration with the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). The goal of the Initiative is to help medical education faculty understand the differences between certified CME activities and commercial marketing/promotional programs.

The online educational activity is available to physician, nursing and pharmacy faculty at

Get the Facts!

The Get the Facts! Campaign is a national effort to disseminate factual information on issues that are important and relevant to the CME community.


Applications & Guidelines

*RSS= Regularly Scheduled Series such as grand rounds, tumor boards, journal clubs.

Please pay careful attention to all forms. They must be appropriately completed and signed. The information and documentation requested is necessary for maintenance of CME records that meet the Essential Areas and Policies of the ACCME. Certification of your activity for Category 1 CME credit is contingent upon receipt of all the requested forms, information and documentation.

Please call the Office of CME if you need help completing any of these forms.