SAM Module Study Group – Exciting New Format!!!
The Arizona, Kansas, Ohio, and Wisconsin chapters of the American Academy of Family Physicians, have partnered together and are excited to announce a virtual self-assessment module (SAM) party centered on mental health in the community for Sunday, May 5, beginning at 3:00 p.m. MST.
This innovative program will use a robust web-based system that will allow family physician learners from across the country the chance to complete an American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) endorsed Maintenance of Certification for Family Physicians (MC-FP) SAM while engaging their peers and an expert content leader from a location of their choosing. To participate, all you need is a computer, high speed internet access, registration, and a few pre-function steps (outlined in three easy steps below). The day of, participants will use an online polling system to work through SAM questions with our mental health expert. First, questions will be displayed giving participants approximately 30 seconds to respond (time varies based on speed of participant response). Next, results will be displayed and discussed. Finally, answers will be submitted as a group and individuals will be credited for completion of the knowledge assessment portion of the SAM.
The SAM consists of two parts: knowledge assessment and clinical simulation. The virtual SAM program will focus on the knowledge assessment portion of the module. Please note: participants will need to complete the clinical simulation separately at a time of their choosing within one calendar year after completion of the virtual SAM. Once the SAM has been fully completed, the physician learner will receive 12 continuing medical education (CME) credits from the AAFP and recognition for having completed the required Part II stage for MC-FP from the ABFM.
This program will cost $125 to attend. Registration is limited to the first 20 participants and will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline to register is Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Any registrations after the first 20 will be placed on a waiting list and be notified of their status by the end of the day Friday, April 26, 2013. The entire virtual SAM program will not exceed 100 participants. For additional details, please download the registration form.
Twelve (12) CME credits are awarded for successfully completing each Part II Module. 12 credits will be automatically reported to the AAFP upon completion of the module.
What do I have to do after completion of the SAM Study Group?
Your next step is to go to the ABFM Website, pay the necessary fees, and complete the clinical simulation section. The clinical simulation section presents patient care scenarios corresponding to the topic module.