Eligibility for the AMA’s Physician Recognition Award

Radiologist Dr. Sammie I. Long boasts more than 30 years of service in the field. Her experience includes numerous positions in academia. The American Medical Association (AMA) recognized Dr. Sammie I. Long with its prestigious Physician’s Recognition Award (PRA).

The AMA’s PRA recognizes physicians who devote themselves to continuing education. The award started in 1968 as a way to distinguish those who earn 50 credits annually from AMA-approved educational activities. Physicians with valid medical licenses are eligible to apply. The award bestows professional recognition and acknowledges the commitment to continually improving medical skills and aptitude.

The AMA PRA’s system of credit is the current standard for boards of licensure, and boards throughout the United States recognize it. This simplifies the process of medical license renewal because the AMA PRA application is proof of sufficient Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits in many states and territories. Possible ways to earn credit include attending AMA-approved conferences or presentations, authoring an article for a journal with peer review, and participating in other approved meritorious learning initiatives.