Each month Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery publishes a CME article. Monthly CME articles published in the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery have multiple-choice question tests which can be taken online. This activity is also automatically reported to ASPS and added to your CME credit totals. The only type of credit you can receive for completing this educational activity is 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM , of which you need 60 hours in years 3, and 9 of the 10-year cycle, to satisfy Part I of MOC. Of the 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM, .5 hours have been designated as Patient Safety Credit.
Each CME test remains active for a period of 3 calendar years. During that time, the test for an article can be taken for 1 hour of Category 1 credit, and up to .5 hours Patient Safety credit. CMEs published more than three years ago cannot be taken for credit but are suitable for use as study guides.
All CME tests are now part of the ASPS Online Education Center catalog of courses. Hosting the CMEs on the Online Education Center provides many advantages to everyone taking the CME tests: