Would a newsletter be considered a “peer-reviewed forum” for the Engages in Research/Scholarship Criterion?

Based on the ACCME definition, a newsletter would not be considered to be a “peer-reviewed forum”.  A peer-reviewed forum must not only be a mechanism for the dissemination of research related to CME effectiveness, but ALSO involve a vetting process that “assures that the material being presented is evaluated for its scientific merit by peers in educational research”.  As such, peer-reviewed journals or conferences would qualify, but newsletters, discussion boards, and social media posts would not.

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Can our CME department use a questionnaire for departments and affiliated groups to use when proposing a CME initiative?

Yes – this is a great tool to gather the necessary information, provided it…

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