New Extended CME Pathway to satisfy Requirement 4 (Specific Training in Basic Perioperative TEE)
The National Board of Echocardiography recently added the Extended CME Pathway to satisfy Requirement 4 (Specific Training in Basic Perioperative TEE). The following is an overview of the new pathway. Extended CME Pathway: (Must Complete Both Components) Practice component: Applicants must have performed and interpreted at least 50 basic intraoperative transesophageal echocardiograms within two (2) consecutive years immediately preceding application with no less than 25 in any year in which any of the 50 echocardiograms were performed. AND Education component: Physicians seeking certification by this pathway must successfully complete the ASA/SCA Basic Perioperative TEE Education Program within two years of the application. (http://education.asahq.org/tee) To qualify for certification in Basic Perioperative TEE, applicants must meet ALL the outlined requirements. For more details, download the 2013 Application for Certification Basic Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography (Basic PTEeXAM) at http://www.echoboards.org/sites/default/files/BasicPTE%20Cert%20App.pdf.
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