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As a medical educator, you can earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ (CME credit) for your own medical teaching. There are just a few ground rules:


  1. The process applies only to teaching medical students and/or residents/fellows in the UCI School of Medicine’s ACGME-approved programs, which are listed on the form.
  2. Learning must be paired with teaching. You must engage in some new learning that you then apply to teaching.
  3. If you teach the same content on more than one occasion, even to a different audience, you may claim credit only once. However, whenever you undertake new learning, even on a previous topic, that becomes a new learning-teaching combination eligible for credit.
  4. A maximum of 30 CME credits (for 15 hours of teaching) will be provided per person per calendar year.
  5. The course(s) described must not have occurred prior to 7/1/21.

Learning Sources

As an active learner, we expect that the educational material you use will have been developed independent of any ACCME-defined commercial interest. To ensure this, please utilize these two methods:

  1. Peer-reviewed materials in professional journals that follow the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts created by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors.
  2. Accredited continuing medical education materials developed and presented in compliance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education.

How to Get Credit

Create a CloudCME account, fill in your profile information, and then complete the Claim Form. Report only your teaching time; do not include your learning or preparation time. The UCI OCME office will calculate the amount of credit you will be awarded by doubling the teaching time then rounding to the nearest quarter-hour. UCI OCME cannot process incomplete submissions.

Claim Form

Questions? Please contact the UCI Office of CME at