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SAM Information


Many AAPM members now require Maintenance of Certification (MOC) as defined by the American Board of Radiology (ABR). At least 75 continuing education (CE) credits are required every 3 years. CE credits may be met by a combination of Category 1 credits (CAMPEP or ACCME) and self-directed educational projects (SDEPs). At least 25 of the 75 CE credits must be self-assessment CE (SA-CE). Other than ABR prequalified SAMs and SDEPs, the ABR will count all AMA Category 1 CME activities in “enduring materials” (including web-based and print) and “journal-based CME” formats toward the MOC self-assessment requirement. SAMS are not required, but can be used to meet the (SA-CE) requirements. Information regarding the MOC requirements can be found at What is MOC.

SAM Process…

We are pleased to report that participants are still eligible to receive SAM credits. To assist attendees who require MOC, AAPM will offer many ABR approved SAM sessions. AAPM will monitor SAM session attendance via SAM attendance tickets for onsite attendance and electronically for on-demand viewing. SAM questions will be included as part of the online evaluation survey. To receive SAM credit, participants must answer the questions online. There is no pass/fail. The administrative fee is $50. SAM credit for these sessions is available only to attendees who complete the required online evaluation of the session and whose attendance has been verified. Please note: Only SAM registrants are eligible to obtain SAM credit. You must include the SAM option in your registration.

If you do need SAM but forgot to include it when you registered, please go in to modify your registration and add it underReview your Registration”.

Taking this action now will save you time on-site and avoid any delay in getting SAM credit for the first sessions.

Please note: At the beginning of each SAM session, you will need to drop one ticket into the designated bins near the session entrance for attendance verification.

On demand SAM participation will be verified virtually.

To obtain SAM Credit. It's Simple…

  • You must attend the entire SAM session to be eligible to receive SAM credit.
  • You must complete the online evaluation survey in order to receive SAM credit. Please note your badge I.D. is required in order to complete the online evaluation survey.

Evaluate in real time! Use your phone, iPad or laptop to access the Online Evaluation System. You may go online at any time, during the session or after the session, as long as you complete the evaluation survey by the May 10, 2022 deadline.

AAPM Transfers SAM Credits to the CME Gateway

Update your CME Gateway account:

  • Sign onto the CME Gateway.
  • Click on the Participating Organizations Tab.
  • Select The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (SAM/SA-CME)
  • Enter your AAPM user ID and password and click register.
  • Click on the Reports Tab to view SAM credits.

Don't require Maintenance of Certification, but still want to sit in on a SAM session?

No problem. The sessions are open to everyone. Audience response registration is not required to attend.