FAQs
Q. I am a physician/advanced practice clinician working with patients with ACS. Can I participate in this activity?
A. Yes! This activity is designed to address delivery of care by individual clinicians. While CME credit will be awarded only to physicians, all other clinicians completing this activity will receive a certificate of participation, reflecting that the activity was certified for AMA PRA credit.
 
Q. Do I have to complete all modules to receive credit?
A. No. Clinicians who complete at least one module (required components include the associated pre-assessment, post-test, and evaluation) will receive credit in accordance with the predetermined length of time expended AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Clinicians completing all 3 modules can be awarded 1.5 credits.
 
More information about how credit is awarded is available in the AMA's booklet The Physician’s Recognition Award and credit system, 2010 revision
 
Q. May I pause during the activity and return at a later time to complete it?
A. If you need to leave the activity at any time, your progress to that point and your place within the activity will be saved. To return to the activity, you will need to log in with your user name and password. Additionally, each module can be completed at a different time.
 
Q. Can I receive credit for the supplemental education?
A. If the supplemental education is certified for credit, you may also receive credit from another accredited provider for completing that educational activity.
 
Q. Whom do I contact if I have technical difficulties with this online portal?
A. Please contact Vanessa Senatore, Associate Program Director, with ACHL. Email: vsenatore@achlcme.org; Phone: (773) 714-0705 x 189
 

Completing the ACS Formative Assessment

Below are the steps for completing each module of this Formative Assessment:
  1. Take the pre-assessment. To receive credit you must complete the pre-assessment along with the post-assessment—both components comprise the certified activity/module in its entirety.
     
    Additionally, the questions contained within the pre-assessment are grouped according to topics which allows for identification of areas of excellence (strengths) or areas that may need further study and improvement (weaknesses). Following the pre-assessment, learners will be presented with a (n):
    • average score determined as follows
      • mastery, ≥89%
      • proficient, ≥80% and ≤88%
      • satisfactory, ≥70% and ≤79%
      • needs improvement, ≤69%
    • module-based score topic-based score
    • percentile ranking, compared to peers with similar educational background (ie, physician, nurse, advanced practice clinician (PA, NP, etc))
    If you have questions during the pre-assessment, please email Vanessa Senatore at vsenatore@achlcme.org and include "ACS Formative Assessment" in the subject line.
  2. Complete the supplementary education. Each module includes supplemental education provided via external links. Each link will direct you to an external site where you can follow the requirements for the program and may earn additional CME credit. A learner may choose the order in which to view each of the links.

    You will need to disable "Pop-up Blocker" of your web browser to see an external resource.
  3. Complete the post-assessment. The post-assessment will only contain questions related to that specific module. To receive credit you must complete the post assessment, and achieve greater than 70% (satisfactory).
     
    Following the post-assessment, learners will be presented with:
    • their answer, the correct answer (if different), rationale*, and source
    • an average score determined as follows
      • mastery, ≥89%
      • proficient, ≥80% and ≤88%
      • satisfactory, ≥70% and ≤79%
      • needs improvement, ≤69%
    • their topic-based score
    • their percentile ranking, compared to peers with similar educational background (ie, physician, nurse, advanced practice clinician (PA, NP, etc))
    • their pre-assessment score
     
    If you have questions during the post-assessment, please email Vanessa Senatore at vsenatore@achlcme.org and include “ACS Formative Assessment” in the subject line.
     
    * Please note that at times external web addresses are supplied as part of the rationales in the post-assessment. Learners are welcome to access these websites to further their education but are hereby notified that any external content is independent of the ACS Formative Assessment.
  4. Complete the evaluation. The evaluation will help the activity planners to assess the utility of the exercise and provide constructive feedback to improve future activities.
  5. Receive credit for the individual module. Additionally, learners have the option to download a certificate of participation.
  6. Repeat steps 1-5 for each of the additional 2 modules.                                                                                            
 
Remember that at any point in the activity, learners may close the program and log back in at a later time to resume their participation. Reminders will be emailed to participants following one month of inactivity (or an incomplete activity status in their dashboard).
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