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CME Requirements

Please refer to the summary table below for the CME requirements for various applications.

Application Type

CME Requirements

Qualifying Period (QP)

2-year PC Renewal

50 CME points, of which 20% or 10 points shall be core points in each of their registered specialty and/or in Family Medicine.

 

Note: For doctors with PCs which do not start on 1 Jan, their CME requirements will be adjusted accordingly.

 

Current PC validity period.

 

e.g.

PCs starting on 1 Jan

Current PC (2 year) and QP:

1 Jan 2013 to 31 Dec 2014

 

Current PC (1 year) and QP:

1 Jan 2013 to 31 Dec 2013

 

PCs not starting on 1 Jan

Current PC (2 year) and QP:

1 May 2013 to 31 Dec 2014

 

Current PC (1 year) and QP:

1 May 2013 to 31 Dec 2013

 

1-year PC Renewal

25 CME points, of which 20% or 5 points shall be core points in each of their registered specialty and/or in Family Medicine.

 

Note: For doctors with PCs which do not start on 1 Jan, their CME requirements will be adjusted accordingly.

 

2 year PC Renewal

(Lower CME requirements)

 

20 CME points

1 year PC Renewal

(Lower CME requirements)

 

10 CME points

New PC

(for doctors who are already on SMC’s Register)

 

50 CME points, of which 20% or 10 points shall be core points in each of their registered specialty and/or in Family Medicine.

 

24 months prior to the PC application date

Resumption of Active Practice

CME Core Points Requirements

Doctors registered as Specialists with SMC

Doctors who are accredited and registered as specialists in the following specialties / subspecialties will be required to fulfil core points in their respective specialties / subspecialties as indicated in the table below.

Specialties

Subspecialties

Anaesthesiology

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Palliative Medicine

Cardiology

Occupational Medicine

Intensive Care Medicine

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Ophthalmology

Sports Medicine

Dermatology

Orthopaedic Surgery

Neonatology

Diagnostic Radiology

Otorhinolaryngology / Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT) Surgery

Aviation Medicine

Emergency Medicine

Paediatric Medicine

 

Endocrinology

Paediatric Surgery

 

Gastroenterology

Pathology

 

General Surgery

Plastic Surgery

 

Geriatric Medicine

Psychiatry

 

Haematology

Public Health

 

Hand Surgery

Radiation Oncology

 

Infectious Disease

Rehabilitation Medicine

 

Internal Medicine

Renal Medicine

 

Medical Oncology

Respiratory Medicine

 

Neurology

Rheumatology

 

Neurosurgery

Urology

 

Nuclear Medicine

 

 

 

Doctors on the Family Physicians Register

Doctors who are accredited and registered as Family Physicians will be required to fulfil core points in Family Medicine

Doctors with multiple registrations

Doctors who are registered in 2 or more branches of medicine in the Register of Specialists and / or Register of Family Physicians have to obtain 20% of the requisite number of CME points in each of those branches of medicine.

e.g.

If the practitioner is registered in Internal Medicine and Cardiology, he must obtain at least 10 points from programmes in Internal Medicine and at least 10 points from programmes in Cardiology

If the practitioner is registered in the specialty of Internal Medicine and in the Family Physicians Register, he must obtain at least 10 points from programmes in Internal Medicine and at least 10 points from programmes in Family Medicine

Doctors on the Register of Medical Practitioners only

Doctors are required to fulfil core points in Family Medicine unless they are exempted from the core point requirements relevant to their field of practice. Please refer to the summary table here for more information on the core point requirement for specific groups of doctors.

Personal CME Report

Doctors are advised to check their personal CME Report regularly to monitor their CME point status for their current qualifying period. They can do so by logging into their CME account via the SMC Online System.

Doctors are encouraged to attend CME events well before the end of their CME qualifying period so that they can have their PC renewal applications processed in time and late PC application fees will not be incurred.

Last Updated :  24 Jun 2014 10:28