American Medical Seminars, Inc. was founded to provide high-quality practice-based CME. The seminars are held in beautiful, culturally rich Sarasota, Florida in an effort to combine your need for education with your needs for a vacation, relaxation and quality family time.
In 1986, AMS embarked upon what has become 31 years of presenting CME activities. In 1998, AMS was granted Accreditation by the ACCME to become the responsible provider of CME for physicians and other healthcare providers. AMS currently provides 21 live CME activities from November through June each year.
These Live courses are recorded, edited and reproduced as Self-Study courses that are made available in various formats of Downloadable Audio MP3s/Video MP4s, Audio CDs and Video DVDs. Therefore, your ability to study any time you travel, commute to the office or during any other "down-time" has never been more productive or convenient. Our rigorous course development methods ensure that you will be provided with concise, practical and evidence-based information that you can use in your practice today.
New Ways to Find More Time for CME
An Interview with D. Reece Pierce...
Founder of AMS, Inc.
What do Physicians want in CME? Physicians clearly have limited time. You need high quality CME that is to the point and applicable to your daily practice. You also want to be able to escape to a world class destination where you can relax with your family or colleagues, then return home refreshed.
So, how do you get the best of both worlds? With our 21 weeks of Seminars, you get concise, clinically relevant and "to the point" content from high caliber faculty with practical experience. The focus is on evidence-based practical reviews and updates, rather than laboratory research or esoteric information.
And what about the 1/2 day CME sessions? Unlike most other CME seminars, our week long 1/2 day sessions in Sarasota, Florida, allow you to work hard in the mornings, and then enjoy your free afternoons. You are saturated by the end of the morning, so why just sit in a room to accumulate credits? You will learn more if you take the afternoons off to reflect on the morning’s material, refresh yourself and return the next day recharged and ready to study.
What is there to do in Sarasota? As a Top 10 Family Vacation destination, Sarasota offers a truly impressive blend of leisure, shopping, remarkable cuisine and popular attractions. Golf on lush green fairways. Experience our museums, plays, symphony, or opera. Sail into a breathtaking sunset. Explore unspoiled fishing waters. Or just relax…sink your toes into the finest beach sand in the world or relax at the Hyatt's lagoon style pool with a cascading waterfall - your kids will love this pool! Sarasota is culturally rich and filled with adventure, yet laid back and tranquil… and, it's close to Walt Disney World, SeaWorld and many other fine attractions as well.
What if you need more flexibility and convenience? Then I suggest one of our popular Home, Commute or Travel CME™ courses in our NEW Downloadable format, which also provides access to a full-color digital syllabus and your testing materials. If you prefer a hard copy, for an additional fee we will ship you Audio CDs, DVDs, a Full-Color, Printed/Bound Syllabus and your testing materials. These courses provide the most up-to-date and best colleague-rated seminar topics, and the flexibility of taking them while at home, commuting or traveling. You get maximum convenience, as well as practical and high quality Category 1 AMA approved courses.
What final point would I like to make?
Whichever way you choose to take your CME, with our concise, clinically relevant and practical CME, you will be investing in one of the most valuable Primary Care CME resources available today. Call us today for a world class CME experience and see why your colleagues have participated in our courses, year after year.
Busy physicians are faced with the problem of limited time. What better way to receive the highest quality CME without the burn-out that is typical in other full day courses? This is the way CME should be!
D. Reece Pierce
President and Director of CME
From 1979 to 1984, Reece Pierce practiced at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, in the 5th largest Trauma Center in the U.S. In 1986, Reece Pierce founded AMS with the mission to provide the most clinical and practical Primary Care CME that optimizes physician time, and their learning experience.