The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
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EDUCATION: Medical and nephrologic information continually accrues at a rapid pace. Bombarded from all sides with demands on their time, busy practitioners, academicians, and trainees at all levels are increasingly challenged to review and understand new and evolving evidence. Each bimonthly issue of nephSAP is dedicated to a speciﬁc theme,i.e., to a speciﬁc area of clinical nephrology, hypertension, dialysis, and transplantation, and consists of an editorial, topical articles that review current literature, and self-assessment questions, to serve as a self-study device. Over the course of 24 months, all clinically relevant and key elements of nephrology will be reviewed and updated. The authors of each issue digest, assimilate, and interpret key studies published since the release of the previous issues and integrate this new material with the body of existing information. Occasionally a special edition is produced to cover an area not ordinarily addressed by core issues of nephSAP.
SELF-ASSESSMENT: Thirty, single-best-answer questions will follow the 60 to 100 pages of syllabus text. The examination is available online with immediate feedback. Those answering 75% correctly will receive MOC and CME credit, and receive the answers to all the questions along with brief discussions and an updated bibliography. Members will ﬁnd a new area reviewed every 2 months, and they will be able to test their understanding with our quiz. This format will help readers stay up to date in developing areas of clinical nephrology, hypertension, dialysis, and transplantation, and the review and update will support those taking certiﬁcation and recertiﬁcation examinations.
CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION: Most state and local medical agencies as well as hospitals are demanding documentation of requisite CME credits for licensure and for staff appointments. A maximum of 50 credits annually can be obtained by successfully completing the nephSAP examinations. In addition, individuals enrolled in Maintenance of Certiﬁcation (MOC) through the American Board of Internal Medicine may obtain points toward MOC by successfully completing the self-assessment examination of nephSAP.