The AAO-HNS, the largest organization for ENT specialists in the world, provides professionals with a variety of professional development opportunities, including the Home Study Course. Dedicated to helping professionals expand their knowledge and understanding of the ever-changing medical field, the Home Study Course is a self-paced program that provides four sections every academic year. The program grants physicians up to 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits per section, assuming participants pass each exam with a score of at least 70 percent.
Each Home Study Course section covers a different topic, which focus on such things as critical care medicine, practice management, and a number of other pertinent topics. Registration for the program is available on an annual basis and rates vary depending on membership status. Course sections are offered online; however, some may require hardcopy article reprints and answer booklets for examinations.