Breast Imaging CME Opportunities

The Society offers several options for earning the required CME for both certification and recertification in Breast Ultrasound and Stereotactic Breast Procedures.

2020 Virtual Education Series

Annual Meeting Pre-Meeting Courses

  • Breast Ultrasound Introductory Course
    • 2016 Course – 7.5 Credits
    • 2017 Course – 7.5 Credits
    • 2018 Course – 7.25 Credits
    • 2019 Course – 7.25 Credits
  • Advanced Breast Imaging
    • 2015 Course – 8.25 Credits
    • 2017 Course – 7.25 Credits
    • 2019 Course – 2 Credits
  • Emerging Technologies in Breast Disease Management
    • 2016 Course – 9 Credits
    • 2017 Course – 8.25 Credits
  • Back to Basics Refresher: Practical Application of Breast Imaging
    • 2019 Course – 2 Credits
  • Breast Ultrasound & Stereotactic Certification Nuts & Bolts of the Process
    • 2019 Sunrise Workshop – 1 Credit
  • Stereotactic Breast Biopsy Introductory Course*
    • 2015 Course – 8 Credits
    • 2016 Course – 8 Credits
    • 2017 Course – 7.25 Credits
    • 2018 Course – 7.75 Credits
    • 2019 Course – 8 Credits
    *Stereotactic Certification and Recertification Only

Annual Meeting General Session

The breast imaging content varies each year. The last several general sessions have included 2 to 3 hours of CME which may be counted toward the certification criteria for both certification programs.

  • 2015 General Session – 2 Credits
  • 2016 General Session – 3 Credits
  • 2017 General Session – 3 Credits
  • 2018 General Session – 3 Credits
  • 2019 General Session – 2 Credits

Breast Education and Self Assessment - BESAP I, II & III

  • BESAP I – 6 Credits
  • BESAP II – 7 Credits
  • BESAP III – 7 Credits

Selected Readings in Breast Surgery Program

Through the Society's Selected Readings program, participants are eligible to earn a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit™ per article. To apply credit toward certification and recertification, the articles must include breast ultrasound or imaging content.

Recertification in Breast Ultrasound and Stereotactic - Category 2 Credits

Recertification CME criteria includes the allowance for 5 credits of Category 2 CME credits.

The American Medical Association (AMA) defines Category 2 CME as all educational activities not designated for Category 1 that: comply with the AMA definition of CME; comply with the AMA ethical opinions on Gifts to Physicians from Industry and on Ethical Issues in CME (ie, are not promotional); and a physician finds to be a worthwhile learning experience related to his or her practice.

Examples of such activities include:

  • Teaching residents, medical students or other health professionals
  • Unstructured online searching and learning (ie, not Internet PoC)
  • Reading authoritative medical literature
  • Consultation with peers and medical experts
  • Group discussions
  • Self-assessment activities
  • Medical writing
  • Preceptorships
  • Research
  • Participating in live activities not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Questions?

Inquiries related to CME requirements may be directed to Maribeth Girard at mgirard@breastsurgeons.org.