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WHAT ARE THE CME REQUIREMENTS FOR DIPLOMATES AND FELLOWS FOR THEM TO BE IN GOOD STANDING?

CME REQUIREMENTS IN GOOD STANDING
FOR DIPLOMATES AND FELLOWS

 

General Requirements: Yearly submission

  1. standard certification
  2. official signatory
  3. updated payment of dues
  4. 60% attendance in convention (3/5 for both midyear and annual)
  5. Conventions and symposia (PMA and other medical societies)
  6. Certification of good moral character: no criminal/PRC/ethics case
  7. Achievement of the required 60% points as follows:
    1. 100 points = 60 (passing mark)
    2. 50 points = annual convention (3 points/year)
    3. 15 points = midyear convention (3 points/year)
    4. 15 points = local chapter activities (3 points/year)
    5. 10 points = other relevant activities (1 point/year)
    6. 100 points = updated payment of dues (10 points/year)

Specific Requirements:

  1. Certification done every five years upon conferment of Diplomate/Fellow status
  2. Submission of list of active diplomats and fellows to PHILHEALTH on a yearly basis
  3. Issuance of certification of good standing through the Specialty Board and PCOM Secretariat. Formal certification requires a payment of fee of Php100
  4. Minimum requirements for certification of good standing as Diplomate and Fellow:
    1. Updated payment of membership dues (PCOM, PMA) with presentation of certificate in good standing from respective organizations
    2. 60% attendance in PCOM Annual and Midyear Conventions (3/5 Annual in 5 years; and 3/5 Midyear in 5 years)
    3. Attendance in conventions such as PMA and other medical specialty societies during the current period of evaluation.
    4. Attendance in Occupational Health and Safety seminars/conventions/symposia accredited, sponsored and/or conducted by DOLE, DOH, SSS/GSIS, WHO, ILO, etc. during the current period of evaluation.
    5. Active participation in PCOM Local Chapter (60% of chapter activities e.g. scientific meetings, symposia, medical mission)
    6. Certification of good moral character, PRC, PHILHEALTH, updated certification without any case or pending administrative or criminal case in the practice of the profession

Summary of Points:

 

Activity Points

Required Activity

Number of Points

Assigned Points

Percent

50

Annual convention (10 points/year x 5 years)

50

30

60

15

Midyear convention (3 points/year x 5 years)

15

9

60

10

Others for additional points:

  • Medical societies = 5 (1point/year)
  • Government/NGO = 5 (1 point/year)

10

2

 

15

Local Chapter activities (3 points/year x 5 years) as Officer or Active member

15

9

60

10

Payment of membership dues (2 points/year x 5 years)

10

10

100

 

100 points

 

60%