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General & Course Participant FAQ

Information

How can I receive information on a conference or program?

Visit the “Programs & Activitites” section on our homepage. Our courses are listed by the following categories: Conferences & Meetings, Regularly Scheduled Series and Self Study Activities. A mailing list sign up form is also on the homepage of our website. You can call us at 352-733-0064 or email us at cme-mail@ufl.edu to be mailed information.

Do you have a mailing list I can join to find out about upcoming CME courses?

We maintain an active mailing list of individuals interested in receiving mailings for upcoming CME courses. By adding your name to our database, you will be sure to receive a brochure from us in the mail for each new course. The personal information you provide us is only used to send you the latest course information and will not be used for any other purpose without your consent. Join our mailing list here.

How can I provide feedback on future CME course content I would like to see offered?

UF CME is interested in learning about continuing medical education needs. Our evaluation forms ask for topics that you are interested in. You can also email your areas of interest. Your feedback will be used to assist the Office of Continuing Medical Education with planning future CME courses. Email us at cme-mail@ufl.edu.


Registration

How can I confirm that I have been registered for a UF CME activity?

The Office of Continuing Medical Education strives to provide timely registration confirmation via mail. For almost all live CME courses, participants should expect to receive an e-mail confirmation confirmation within two weeks. If you have not received written confirmation in a timely manner, please contact the Office of Continuing Medical Education at 352-733-0064 or via email at cme-mail@ufl.edu.  Immediately after registration fee payment is processed, participants should expect to receive an electronic receipt to the e-mail provided on the registration form.

I need to cancel my registration. What do I do?

If you must cancel, the Office of Continuing Medical Education must receive written notification of your cancellation. You can mail, e-mail or fax your notification to our office at 352-733-0007. A processing fee (as stated in the course brochure) will be deducted from refund requests. The Office of Continuing Medical Education reserves the right to cancel any course due to unforeseen reasons that prevent the University from holding the course. In the event of cancellation or postponement, the Office of Continuing Medical Education will notify each registrant by telephone and/or by written notification and will issue a full refund. The University of Florida is not responsible for any other related expenses.


Registration Fees and Payments

I would like to come to only one part of the CME course. Do you have a reduced fee available that would allow me to pay for only the CME activities I am actually able to attend?

Unfortunately the Office of Continuing Medical Education is not able to provide a reduced fee for attending only certain portions of CME courses. Registrants must pay the entire course fee as detailed on the course registration form and at the conclusion of the course should then claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the activity.  Some multi-day courses have a one day fee associated with them.

I just found out that I can attend one of your courses but it starts tomorrow. Do you accept on-site registrations?

Yes, we are able to accept on-site registrations contingent upon availability of space. However, we strongly recommend contacting the CME Registrar at 352-733-0064 to confirm course registration availability.

My employer will be paying my CME course registration. Should I send in my registration form in advance of this payment arriving to reserve my seat in the course?

Yes.  Government agencies may register with a purchase order. Please send us a copy of the paperwork from your organization.  We also accept corporate credit card payments. We do accept credit card and check payments, and most employers will reimburse employees who register for the course when time does not permit the employer to pay the course registration directly.


Receiving Credit

What type of CME credits are available for the CME activities you offer?

The University of Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The UF College of Medicine offers category 1 credit toward the American Medical Association (AMA) Physician’s Recognition Award. Attendance Certificates can be given to non-physician health care professionals who participate in an educational activity designated for AMA PRA category 1 credit™.

For my approved CME activity I have international attendees coming. Do they get credit?

Effective November 30th, national and state accredited providers no longer need to submit the “International Activity Request Form” to receive approval for providing AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to physicians not licensed in the United States. This policy change, approved by the AMA’s Council on Medical Education, allows accredited providers to award Category 1 credit to domestic and international physicians without additional designation language on promotional materials or certificates.

I am a nurse and need nursing contact hours. Do your CME activities offer nursing credit?

The Office of Continuing Medical Education only offers AMA PRA category 1 credit™. Unless specifically indicated in the course brochure, nursing contact hours are not offered. Please check with your nursing organization regarding reciprocity.

I will be coming to the conference a little late or will need to leave a little early. How many credits will I receive?

When arriving at the CME course registration desk be sure to check in with the registrar to establish correct hours for your attendance.

How long after attending a CME course should it take for me to receive my attendance certificate detailing my CME credit hours?

For some courses, we pass certificates out at the conclusion of the activity. For other activities CME participants should expect to receive their attendance certificate in the mail within two weeks upon course completion. Please contact the CME Registrar at 352-733-0064 if you have not received your certificate within two weeks or to report any errors that may need to be corrected.

I previously attended a UF College of Medicine CME course and am unable to find my attendance certificate. Are you able to provide me with a replacement certificate?

We would be happy to send you a copy of your certificate. Please either email fax your request to 352-733-0007 or call the CME Registrar at 352-733-0064 to request a replacement.

How much CME am I required to complete? To whom do I report my CME hours?

CME requirements vary from state to state and specialty. Contact your state licensing board and/or specialty society for details. For more information on FL requirements go to the Florida Board of Medicine web site at: http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/medical/me_ceu.html.