It is expected that it can take at least a year for a participant to complete this program depending on availability of registration spots for the program's live events and participant's completion of each program component. Because this is a structured program, all steps must be completed in the order listed above (Step 1 > Step 2 > Step 3) and the entry point must start with Step 1.
Please Note: Attending the Step 2 Interventional live course as a non-STEP participant will not enter you in the program. You will need to register for the complete STEP program and start at Step 1.
CME and MOC Credit
This STEP program offers more than 50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™:
- Fundamentals Course offers 17.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- Interventional Course offers 15.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- Online Curriculum offers 21.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
This program also helps meet the following American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR) Maintenance of Certification (MOC®) requirements:
- MOC® Part II Self-Assessment - More than 30 credits through the live hands-on courses listed above
- MOC® Part IV Practice Improvement - Equivalent to completing one PI activity (no CME credit); meet this requirement forthe entire program by:
1. Completing all components of the STEP program (Steps 1-3)
2. Receiving your Certificate of Completion
3. Submitting your ultrasound scanning case log (which is part of Step 2) with a minimum of 25 cases
4. Complete a final STEP program evaluation
Click on the REGISTER NOW button below to officially register for the complete STEP program that includes all 3 steps. Registering for and attending only the Step One Fundamentals or Next Step Interventional courses as stand-alone courses does not automatically enroll you in the STEP program. You must register for the complete STEP program on me.aapmr.org and begin with Step 1.
The next opportunity to begin the program is with the Step One Ultrasound Course on June 5-6, 2020 in Downers Grove, IL.
STEP Ultrasound Certificate Program cancellations must be submitted in writing via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Cancelling before attending the Step One US Course
Cancellations received 60 days before the Step One Ultrasound Course date the participant is scheduled to attend will be refunded STEP Ultrasound Certificate Program fees paid, minus a $300 processing fee.
Cancellations received less than 60 days before the scheduled Step One Ultrasound Course date will receive a refund of STEP Ultrasound Certificate Program fees paid, minus the Step One Ultrasound Course registration fee and a $300 process fee.
Cancelling after attending the Step One US Course
Cancellations received 60 days before the Next Step Interventional Course date participant is scheduled to attend will receive a refund for half of the STEP Ultrasound Certificate Program fees paid.
Cancellations received less than 60 days of the Next Step Interventional Course will not receive a refund.
All refund requests will be processed 7-14 days after refund approval is received.
mskNAVTM App Offer for STEP Participants
AAPM&R is the CME provider of the mskNAV learning system, an iPad app-based software that allows healthcare professionals to quickly and efficiently learn musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound. Through step-by-step protocols, interactive labeled videos of scans, 3D peel-away anatomy, sweep-through radiology scans, patient and probe position photos, scanning techniques, and an extensive reference library, mskNAV helps busy healthcare professionals assess and rapidly improve their ultrasound skills anytime, anywhere.
STEP participants receive 50% off the mskNAV app full MSK body package which includes up to 66 AMA PRA Category 1 CME CreditsTM. Click here to learn more about the mskNAV app full MSK body package. Interested STEP participants should email email@example.com for information on how to purchase the app at the discounted rate.