Joint Sponsorship
the OSMA working with your organization to provide CME credit

For lists of other accredited providers in Ohio, please visit the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. You have two lists you can choose from: CME providers accredited by the ACCME (go to Ohio) and CME providers accredited by a state medical society (again, go to Ohio).

As an accredited provider of continuing medical education (CME), the OSMA is able to develop, in partnership with non-accredited providers, CME programs for physicians that meet AMA PRA Category 1 CME requirements. This process is referred to as JOINT SPONSORSHIP. When working with a partner to Joint Sponsor an education program for purposes of CME, the OSMA follows established national criteria for development, implementation and evaluation of the activity so as to provide physicians with a high quality and effective educational experience. The OSMA does enforce the 60-90 day notice requirement needed for proper planning and monitoring.

2012 Joint sponsorship information

For more information on the process and fees for Joint Sponsorship, or to request a joint sponsorship application, please contact Mary Whitacre at (614) 527-6769, (800) 766-6762, Ext. 6769 or at

For information on the different types of CME credits (Category 1 and Category 2), view this document: The Physician's Recognition Award and credit system (PDF) (see pages 16-18).

The Ohio State Medical Association received Accreditation with Commendation as a provider of Continuing Medical Education (CME) from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCMEÒ). This is the ACCME’s highest award status, reflecting the OSMA’s compliance with all 22 of ACCME’s accreditation criteria. The new accreditation runs until March 31, 2018.