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Learning from Teaching

What is Learning from Teaching?

Learning from Teaching represents a range of activities in which an accredited provider can facilitate practice-based learning and improvement – where the ‘practice’ could be the person’s professional “teaching practice” or “clinical practice” or “research practice”. Learning from teaching recognizes the learning associated with the preparation for and teaching of medical students and residents/fellows in LCME/ACGME accredited facilities/programs. Examples include formal presentations to medical students and residents; development of cases and clinical problems; supervising clinical or simulated activities; instruction on clinical or other skills; assessing learning performance; mentoring QI or PI Projects; and mentoring scholarly activities.

Learning from Teaching credit

The American Medical Association has authorized academic CME providers to certify a new category of American Medical Association (AMA) Physician’s Recognition Award (PRA) Category 1 Credit(s)TM. “Learning from Teaching” is a descriptive label for this type of CME activity used for reporting to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

Learning from Teaching credit may be claimed for academic endeavors in both undergraduate medical education (UME) and graduate medical education (GME).

Case Western Reserve University Continuing Medical Education Program has established policy [PDF] for tracking self-directed and individualized Learning from Teaching activities. The form provided will document the associated ACCME Criteria for Accreditation and associated learning outcomes.