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CME Programme for Practising Doctors who are not taking CME Programme for Specialists

Guidelines on Conduct of Online CME Activities

It has come to the notice of the Medical Council (“the Council”) and its Education and Accreditation Committee (“EAC”) that in view of the outbreak of COVID-19 epidemic, many CME Programme Providers and organizers have considered to deliver online CME activities in place of conventional CME activities to ensure social distancing. On the recommendation of the EAC, the Medical Council has approved that with effect from 1 April 2020, online CME activities can be organized by CME Programme Providers and accredited by CME Programme Accreditors, subject to compliance with the following guidelines as updated on 19 May 2023.

CME Programme for Practising Doctors

Recorded CME lectures can also be delivered online as self-study CME under paragraph 3.3 of the Council’s Guidelines on Credit Point System with effect from 1 April 2020, subject to the compliance with the above guidelines, including the requirement of completing a quiz with pass mark under item (iii) of the guidelines but excluding the requirement under item (iv) of the guidelines (i.e. “There should be a Q&A session for the CME activity”). Doctors participating in recorded CME lectures online can only be granted CME points for self-study if they have not attended the same live CME lectures.