Thank you for the mentoring and time serving as a preceptor to Des Moines University (DMU) osteopathic medical students*.
Beginning January 1, 2016, to request CME credit for preceptoring DMU osteopathic medical students, read the guidelines below and complete the form. Preceptor hours will no longer be generated from the student's evaluations or accepted via email or phone. All requests for CME credit must be entered below. Hours are compiled semi-annually for the period of January - June and July - December. A one-month grace period is given to allow time to enter preceptor hours. Hours entered after this grace period may be forfeited.
Read the frequently asked questions for more information or contact DMU CME at email@example.com or 515-271-1596.
- DO's - The submitted hours are reported to the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) on the physician's behalf every six months (February and August). The hours are eligible for Category 1-B credits which can be utilized for licensing purposes. A maximum of 60 AOA Category 1-B credits for preceptoring may be applied to the 120-hour, 3-year requirement. The 2013-2015 AOA cycle is now closed and preceptor hours within this time frame will not be reported to the AOA.
- MD's - DMU is an AOA residency and teaching residents, medical students or other health professionals meet the requirements for AMA PRA Category 2 Credit™. The hours are self-reported by the physician and should include the activity title or description, subject or content area, date(s) of participation and number of credits claimed.
* Unfortunately, credit is NOT available to physicians for preceptoring physician assistant students, podiatry students, or physical therapy students.
- The form must be submitted for seperately each preceptor that spent time with a student. Multiple preceptors on a single form will NOT be accepted.
- Credit for preceptoring is awarded on a per-hour basis not to exceed 40 hours per week. For example, during a single rotation, if a DMU student was with you for 2 weeks, you may claim a total of 80 credit hours for the rotation.
- If the student spent time with more than one physician during a single rotation, the physicians cannot each claim hours commensurate with the full length of the rotation. For example, if a DMU student had a 1-week rotation in your practice and spent time with two preceptors, both physicians cannot claim 40 hours.
- If a preceptor has multiple students during the same time period, credits are not multipled based on the number of students. For example, if a preceptor has two students for a 4-week rotation, only 160 hours can be claimed.
Please note: If you are required to complete a student evaluation, claiming CME hours DOES NOT fulfill this requirement. Please be sure to also complete the student evaluation for this rotation. If you have questions about this process, please email COMAffiliations@dmu.edu.