Education Session AAPM&R


Next Step Interventional Ultrasound: Hands-On PM&R Applications

Thank you to all who attended the Next Step Interventional Ultrasound Course on August 18-20, 2017! Wrap up your course experience by following the steps below. 

1) Claim Your CME

This course has been approved by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR) for a maximum of 16.25 Maintenance of Certification® (MOC®) Part II Self-Assessment credits. The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 

How to Claim:

  1. Sign in to the me® site ( using your email address and password
    for the AAPM&R website.
  2. Click the My Education (ME) tab (you must be logged in to see this tab).
  3. On the My Enrollments page, click “Launch” below “Next Step Interventional Ultrasound”.
  4. Click on Assessment in the left menu to answer all the post-test questions.  A minimum passing score of 70% is required for the post-test in order to claim CME. You will have unlimited attempts to achieve a passing score for the post-test.
  5. After you complete the assessment, click on Evaluation in the left menu.
  6. Once you complete all evaluation questions, click “Submit” at the bottom of the page. A screen will appear that says, “Survey Completed Successfully.”
  7. Close the evaluation window and click on the My Transcript tab.
  8. Click the Claim button located in the same row as “Next Step Interventional Ultrasound”.
  9. Select the amount of CME credit you wish to claim, which should be commensurate
    with the extent of your participation at the course. Then click “Claim”.

2) Continue Your Ultrasound Education with the STEP Certificate Program

STEP stands for Skills, Training, Evaluation and Performance. The STEP Ultrasound Certificate Program is a “multi-tiered” training program that teaches and assesses MSK and neurologic ultrasound skills using a progressive, competency-based curriculum. Participants move through a series of 3 STEPs in diagnostic and interventional ultrasound, completing each component through a combination of learning formats. Participants who complete all of the required STEPs will earn a Certificate of Completion.

Successful completion of the STEP Ultrasound Program will clearly demonstrate to your patients, fellow health care professional, employers, and the medical facilities you work with that you are a competent professional, expertly trained in ultrasound. It is the only formal, standardized training pathway available for honing and validating your ultrasound skill set.

When you earn the STEP Ultrasound Program Certificate, you:

  • Represent the highest standard in the field
  • Perform ultrasound with confidence
  • Communicate a commitment to patient care and safety
  • Enhance your career opportunities
  • Gain visibility and credibility in the field
  • Reassure patients and employers that you are committed to excellence in Ultrasound

3) Check Out These Pictures from the Course

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