Scientific Symposiums International is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Scientific Symposiums International is approved to designate its courses for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
Scientific Symposiums International is approved by the American Board of Pathology (ABP) to be a provider for Self-Assessment Modules (SAMS), as part of the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process.
All Scientific Symposiums International dermatopathology courses have been approved by the American Board of Dermatology (ABD) to fulfill the periodic self-assessment requirements for ABD Maintenance of Certification (MOC).
If you plan to take a post-SAM exam following a Scientific Symposiums International course:
- Check the box on the Registration Form.
- Following the course completion, you will be given a link to the SAM exam, which is powered by Question/Writer software.
- You may take the exam multiple times in order to pass it. The exam will be available to attendees for up to six months, following the course.
- Upon successful completion, you will receive notification that you passed.
- Within a week, you will receive your SAM certificate via e-mail.
SAM credits are certifiable and can be used by attendees for licensure purposes.
(NOTE: When you have activated the link to one of our SAM exams, the exam will open on the Title page. Below the title is a box with the heading “Name or User ID:” Fill in the box with: Your first and last name and your e-mail address, using a forward slash “/” to separate them. It is important that you fill-in this information so that a SAM certificate can be generated and e-mailed to the exam taker.)
For the ABD:
Every question on the exam counts as a credit. As an example, a 50 MOC self-assessment exam would result in 50 MOC self-assessment credits or two hours of CME credit, in addition to the earned AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for the course.
For the ABP:
The ABP awards SAM credits in relation to the number of CME lecture hours upon which the SAM exam is based. For example, a four-day Scientific Symposiums International course has a format of 20 lecture hours. Therefore, a SAM exam would carry an award of 20 SAM credits. For a five-day course, the SAM exam would carry an award of 25 SAM credits, based on the 25-lecture format.