The American Medical Association (AMA) has announced a modification in the AMA Physician's Recognition Award (PRA)
and credit system effective July 1, 2011. A certified CME activity that endures over a specified time is
considered enduring material. USCAP enduring materials currently under the eAcademy include eLibrary and APECS.
According to AMA, enduring materials released or renewed on or after July 1, 2011, must "provide an assessment of
the learner that measures achievement of the educational purpose and/or objective(s) of the activity with an
established minimum performance level…"
This change means that any new educational content posted or revised on or after July 1 to the eAcademy, as well as
future USCAP-sponsored enduring materials, will require participants to take and pass the SAM post-test to fulfill
both the new AMA modification for obtaining AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and the American Board of Pathology (ABP)
requirements for Maintenance of Certification (MOC). Upon passing the post-test (minimum performance level is 80%
correct), participants will receive SAM Credit, which counts toward AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and which can be
used to satisfy the ABP MOC requirements.
 The Physician's Recognition Award and credit system. Information for accredited providers and physicians on
the 2010 revision is available at http://www.ama-assn.org/go/pra.
If you have questions regarding CME, please contact Candace Spradley, Director of Education at email@example.com or 706-733-7550.