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Ethics CME Requirements and Courses

Ethics CME Requirements
The Academy is committed to the goals of ethics education in lifelong learning for all ophthalmologists. The Academy continues to offer ethics educational activities and continues to track ethics-specific CME for members who require documentation for such CME for purposes such as state licensure and liability coverage. 

The following four states require ethics-specific CME for re-licensure: Florida, Nevada, Rhode Island, and Texas. Check with your state medical board if you are unsure about your state licensure requirements.

Academy Courses
The Academy offers three online ethics courses and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American Academy of Ophthalmology designates each ethics course for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Lecture Program
The Academy’s Ethics Committee also offers the Bettman Ethics Education Lecture Program for residency institutions and state/sub-specialty societies, which may also offer ethics CME.

Annual Meeting Courses
Additional instruction courses and Breakfasts with the Experts sessions are offered during the Academy's Annual Meeting.

Questions?
Email Mara Pearse Burke, ethics program manager, at ethics@aao.org for more information.