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Process & Requirements: RSS

Important Information & Deadlines

A Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS) is a live activity that is planned to have:

  1. a series with multiple sessions that
  2. occur on an ongoing basis (offered weekly, monthly, or quarterly) and
  3. are primarily planned by and presented to the UC San Diego and Rady Childrens Hospital San Diego (RCHSD) professional staff

Examples of activities that are planned and presented as a regularly scheduled series are Grand Rounds, Case Conferences, Tumor Boards and M&M Conferences.

The accreditation application is the mechanism used to apply for CME credit and is required for all RSS. Renewal applications are due every two years and submitted online. Please refer to your most recent approval letter for information about when your RSS is due for renewal or contact for assistance. If you are planning a new RSS, please contact our office before submitting an application.

Visit our RSS Resources Page for more updates:

RSS Resources

Educational Planning Process & Accreditation Application

All CME a​ctivities, including RSS must address educational needs defined by at least one professional practice gap (the difference between current practice and optimal practice) with the intent of changing physician competence, performance and/or patient outcomes (as opposed to merely increasing knowledge). Effective design of an RSS activity requires understanding of the professional practice gaps which need to be addressed, specific measurable learning objectives to bridge the gaps and meaningful evaluation to demonstrate the resulting practice improvements.

The planning cycle for all CME activities always begins with the educational planning process.

The majority of the accreditation application is focused on the educational planning process findings. We encourage you to use the RSS Educational Planning Tool (PDF) as a guide to perform the gap analysis/needs assessment and subsequent layers of program planning. It will allow you to walk through the steps involved and adequately prepare for the application submission process.

Accreditation Application

Application Submission: The accreditation application is the mechanism used to apply for CME credit and is required for all RSS. UC San Diego CME utilizes a web-based system for the management of accreditation applications and associated data. The platform enables a streamlined process for application submission, committee review, reporting, and follow-up data submission.

Application Deadline: The application is due 60 days prior to the projected start date of the RSS.

CloudCME Online Application:

CloudCME Application