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AAFP to Test New 'Translation to Practice' CME
By News Staff
"The Translation to Practice credit is a way for (physicians) to go back home and look at their practices to see if they are actually doing what they said they would," said Knobel. The program "takes a piece of the information they get in a lecture, puts it into practice and results in improved patient care."
Physician-learners wanting to earn the Translation to Practice CME credits can elect to participate after completing the course evaluation form for AAFP Prescribed CME credit activities that are included in the pilot. They are then invited to fill out a commitment-to-change statement that summarizes what they learned in the CME activity, identifies the change they plan to integrate into their practice, clarifies their motivation for implementing the change, and states what they think will be improved.
Approximately 90 days later, participating physicians will be asked to fill out an AAFP Translation to Practice reflection summary, in which they will describe
- the change they made,
- the effect of the change on their practice,
- where they obtained information to implement the change,
- whether they encountered any barriers to change and
- what they did to overcome those barriers.
After they submit answers to all parts of the Translation to Practice activity, participants will receive as many as two additional hours of AAFP Prescribed CME credit.
The Translation to Practice CME program is being piloted with the online version of AAFP Live!; in selected courses at the AAFP Scientific Assembly Sept. 29-Oct. 2 in Denver; and in other AAFP-produced courses. The AAFP will review preliminary results of the pilot, and, if warranted, an extended pilot will commence in January.