Certification and Accreditation

Society Sponsored 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.

Annual Meeting Pre-Meeting Courses

    Breast Ultrasound Introductory Course (2016 – 7.5 Credits, 2017 – 7.5 Credits, 2018 – 7.25 Credits)
    Advanced Breast Imaging (2015 - 8.25 Credits, 2017 – 7.25 Credits)
    Emerging Technologies in Breast Disease Management (2016 - 9 Credits, 2017 – 8.25 Credits)
    Stereotactic Breast Biopsy Introductory Course* (2015 – 8 Credits, 2016 – 8 Credits, 2017 – 7.25 Credits,2018 – 7.75 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 – 2 Credits
    2016 – 3 Credits
    2017 – 3 Credits
    2018 – 3 Credits

Breast Educations and Self Assessment - BESAP I and II

    BESAP I – 6 Credits
    BESAP II – 7 Credits

Mastery of Breast Surgery Program Readings MOC

Reading of online select practice -specific journal articles and successfully answering corresponding questions.  Participants are eligible to earn a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit per article. These 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 (i.e., 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 (i.e., 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 related to the CME requirements may be directed to Maribeth Girard at mgirard@breastsurgeons.org.