Learning from Teaching
Learning from Teaching is a new means of awarding AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ to faculty members engaged in teaching, supervising, precepting, or evaluating medical students and residents. The AMA Council for Medical Education has approved the awarding of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for such activities.
Both the AMA and ACCME have established definitions of Learning from Teaching as a means to acknowledge what most academic medical centers have known for a long time — faculty members learn from their hours of preparation for encounters with learners in UME and GME.
Learning from Teaching Webinar
With the engagement and implementation of Learning from Teaching rapidly increasing, a webinar was created to describe the program and to answer questions from the CME and preceptor community.
Results of the Pilot
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is now available for the learning that is associated with the teaching and preparation for teaching in UME and GME.
The pilot helped to: a) recognize that physician-faculty learning occurs in preparation for or as the result of teaching across the medical education continuum; b) demonstrate that this process can be delineated and documented by CME providers to meet the requirements of an AMA PRA formal learning activity; and c) permit programs in undergraduate and graduate medical education to apply for such credit for faculty teaching.
The purpose of Learning from Teaching is to describe and document the formal learning activity that occurs as a result of interacting with, teaching of, and assessing the competence of medical students and residents. Faculty credit for teaching medical students and residents is approved as a type of live activity that may be certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ if it meets specified requirements.