Accreditation Information

Physicians (MD, DO)

The University of California San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education activities for physicians. 

UCSF designates each of the programs listed here for a maximum number of Category 1 CreditsTM toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of his/her participation in the activity.

SAM (Self-Assessment) Credit - questions, answers and references have been designed to meet the standards of the American Board of Radiology (ABR) for self-assessment modules. SAM credits are subject to review, change and final approval by the ABR.  SAM credits are a requirement for radiologists licensed in the U.S., and are reported independently of CME (Category 1) Credits.

Physicians Assistants (PA)

The NCCPA accepts as Category 1 Credit: CME credit from organizations that serve as sponsors or accreditors of CME activities, including AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizaitons accredited by the ACCME.

Nurses (RN, NP)

For the purposes of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Sonographers (RDMS) 

While not specifically endorsed by the ARDMS, program content is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM;  therefore program content specified as ultrasound (imaging modality credit) should be accepted toward meeting the continuing education requirements of the ARDMS. You may want to check with your state licensing board prior to registering.

Technologists (RT)

The ASRT does not accept AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.