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- CME Programme
- Guidance Notes for Applying CME Accreditation
- CME Activities
- Application for CME/CPD Accreditation (for CSHK Fellow)
- Application for CME/CPD Accreditation of Activities for Fellows (For Activity Organizers)
CME for Surgical Specialists
Continuing Medical Education (CME) Programme for Specialists
The objectives of CME/CPD is to ensure that Fellows
4.1 One point in CME/CPD activities is equivalent to one hour of participation in a Formal College Approved Activity (FCAA). College will decide number of points to be awarded to activities that normally cannot be accredited on time basis; and to individual CME/CPD categories.
4.2 Audience participation as an attendee in FCAA would fall into the Passive Category.
Fellows can claim both passive and active point(s) in a single FCAA activity but the total claim should not be more than the event’s principal accreditation (i.e. maximum of six points per day for up to three days as refer to 5.1.1). The College has the final discretion on approving the nature and points of the CME/CPD activity.
4.4 Those have already scored points from Active participation could not score additional points from Passive participation.
4.5 Over a 3-year period, each Fellow must collect a total of 90 points.
4.6 A minimum of 15 CME/CPD points per year is recommended.
4.7 Starting from 1 January 2008, no more than 75 points can be awarded for passive participation in a cycle. The minimum of 15 (Active) CME/CPD points is required.
4.8 Each Fellow is responsible for collecting documentary proof of his CME/CPD points to be forwarded to the CSHK at the appropriate time for CME/CPD point accrual.
4.9 The CSHK shall be responsible to assure that there will be sufficient provision of educational activities within the territory for the purpose of CME/CPD.
4.10 It is strongly recommended that Fellows should maintain a balanced CME/CPD profile with a mix of different activities, including 5 points in a cycle from activities in Quality Assurance, Audits and Activities for Improvement of Patient/ Medical Care in order to capture the full benefit of different types of CME/CPD activities.
6.1 Undergraduate teaching
6.2 Postgraduate teaching, other than those activities already counted under passive and active participation under sections 5.1 and 5.2.
7.1Retired from Active Practice The Academy will consider application for CME/CPD exemption from a Fellow only if he has formally submitted a written declaration to the Academy/College that he has retired from active practice.
7.2Acute/Prolonged Illness and Permanent Disability A Fellow who falls behind CME/CPD because of acute/prolonged illness or permanent disability can be exempted from the CME/CPD requirements on condition that he is not in active practice.
The CSHK will issue certifications to Fellows who have completed their CME/CPD requirements at the end of each cycle.