You are reminded that your licence to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas expires on December 31st, 2019. Please provide notarized copies of additional medical qualification documents received during the 2019 period.
You are required to submit your BMC/ACCME credits into CE Broker. General Practice physicians are required to submit certified copies of 20 hours of Continuing Medical Education accredited for BMC/ACCME credits and specialists are required to complete 10 of the 20 accredited CME credits within the area of their specialty in accordance with the Medical Regulations, 2014. All CME credits must be entered into CE Broker before December 31, 2019.
Only CME credits approved by the ACCME/BMC or equivalent will be accepted by the Bahamas Medical Council.
Board certified Specialists applying for renewal of licenses beginning 2020 will be granted a specialist license for their primary specialty. Sub-specialty licenses meeting the Council’s requirements would be issued for an additional fee of $200.00.
Please be advised that after January 31, 2020 late fees of $200.00 will apply.
Kindly submit the completed renewal form and payment of all requisite fees.
2020 CME Requirements
The Bahamas Medical Council (BMC) wishes to inform all our licensees that application for annual relicensure includes twenty Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits.
The current SARS-2 Covid-19 Pandemic has resulted in the cancellation of many medical conferences and in person CME activities, both locally and internationally which no doubt has caused many of us to adjust our educational plans. Fortunately many of our colleagues are faced with similar situations all over the planet, as have our children and other students.
The BMC therefore encourages all our licensees to avail yourself of both on-line and other local CME’s, where available, so that you can fulfill your annual CME requirements.
A helpful suggestion would be to plan weekly or monthly on-line CME activities so that one is not scrambling at the end of the year to obtain the desired amount of credits.
Dr. Mark Weech