September 23, 2021
Area(s) of Interest: Continuing Medical Education (CME) Medical Board of California
The Medical Board of California (MBC) is collaborating with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to improve the reporting process for your physicians and for continuing medical education (CME) providers. Improved functionality in the new Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS) will allow CME providers to capture learner data, which the MBC will be able to view to determine if physicians have fulfilled the CME requirements during re-licensure. This change will cut down on the time that physicians spend on tracking and uploading CME credits and will reduce providers’ number of transcript requests.
As an additional benefit, the learner data within the new PARS gives physicians a centralized site where they can find and track their CME participation with all of their CME providers.
You can prepare by entering current and future activities into PARS and collecting learner-identity data now, so you are able to add your learner data when the new PARS launches.
For more information and steps to prepare, see the ACCME announcement.