Learning From Teaching (LFT)

The Stanford Center for Continuing Medical Education (SCCME) as an accredited CME provider may award AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to physician faculty to recognize the learning associated with the preparation for and teaching of medical students and residents/fellows in LCME/ACGME accredited facilities/programs as approved by the AMA Council on Medical Education.

Physicians may claim credit for a variety of interactions. Types of teaching activities include, but are not limited to, formal presentations to medical students, residents; development of cases, clinical problems; supervising clinical or simulated activities; instruction on clinical or other skills; assessing learner performance (clinical or simulation settings); mentoring QI or PI projects; and mentoring of scholarly activities.

An important nuance is we don’t give credit simply for teaching med students/residents; rather, we only give credit for learning. It is not uncommon for faculty to learn in the process of teaching residents. This could be done via brushing up on your own skills or during the exchanges with the learners.  Without the learning, we can’t offer credit.  Finally, credit can only be claimed for learning in the stated fiscal year(s) on the verification form with a max of 20 hours per fiscal year.

To claim credit, visit MY CE Portal and log in or create an account.  Complete the Learning from Teaching Claim Credit Form and attach the  Verification Form before submitting.  More instructions and requirements are provided on the claim credit form.