Earn up to 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for the time spent learning new clinical information or ways to improve your teaching, in preparation for teaching medical students or residents/fellows in an ACGME-accredited program.

You may receive 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for each hour that you spend teaching what you have learned. However, if you give the same talk to both residents and students, you may only claim the activity once; after all, you only did the learning one time.  Time is measured in quarter hour increments.

Please download and complete the forms from the link below. E-mail the completed form to alaina.west@ucf.edu for review and confirmation of your participation in this teaching activity by either Undergraduate Medical Education or the Graduate Medical Education office. At the completion of that step you will receive your credit certificate.


  • Physician faculty may be recognized for learning associated with the preparation and teaching of an original presentation.
  • Learning must be paired with teaching.  *You must engage in some new learning that is applied to the teaching activity*  Credit will be awarded based on a 2 to 1 ratio to teaching time.  For example, faculty may be awarded 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ (CME) per hour spent teaching.  Credits will be rounded to the nearest 15 minutes (.25 credits).
  • Learning from teaching credit may be earned by preparing for: lectures, developing case studies, supervising clinical or simulated activities, teaching clinical skills, mentoring QI/PI projects.
  • Credit may be claimed only once for teaching the same content, even if being presented to a different audience.
  • One application form should be completed for each learning activity and submitted to the CME department.

A key concept is that the CME credit being discussed is for learning that is then employed in the teaching setting.  It is not credit for teaching.  CME credit is not a reward or payment, but rather is a recognition/ acknowledgement/ metric intended to note that the physician has engaged in an educational activity which serves to maintain, develop or increase the knowledge, skills and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public, or the profession.