Definition of RSS:

Regularly scheduled series (RSS) is a live activity planned as a series with multiple, ongoing sessions, offered weekly, monthly, or quarterly. An RSS is primarily planned by and presented to the accredited organization's professional staff and generally targets the same audience over the whole series. Examples include grand rounds, tumor boards, and morbidity and mortality conferences.

Live activities where the same content is offered multiple times for different audiences DO NOT qualify as RSS and should be listed as separate live courses.

Each series is reported for a maximum of a 12-month period. If a series lasts longer than 12 months, it is reported as a separate activity.

Types of RSS:

Grand Rounds: Grand Rounds are a formal presentation by an expert of a clinical issue, in the presence of faculty, staff, and other health care providers.

Case Conference: A Case Conference is a meeting or discussion held concurrently between health-care providers from different professions or specializations, arranged in advance, to discuss a patient or case in detail, and to coordinate care.

Morbidity & Mortality (M&M): The goal of M&M conferences is to provide a forum for faculty and trainees to explore the management details of particular cases wherein morbidity or mortality occurred.

Journal Club: A journal club is a group of individuals who meet regularly to critically evaluate recent articles in the academic literature, such as scientific literature, medical literature, or philosophy literature.

Tumor Board: A tumor board is a group of doctors and other health care providers with different specialties that meets regularly at the hospital to discuss cancer cases and share knowledge. The board's goal is to determine the best possible cancer treatment and care plan for an individual patient.

RSS Applications:

RSS Applications are valid for three years. Renewal applications are due two months before the application expiration date. Applications submitted within 30 days of the expiration date are subjected to a $500 rush application fee.

RSS Resources:

PDF icon Accreditation_Statement.pdf

PDF icon Blooms-Verbs.pdf

PDF icon SMART Learning Objectives.pdf

PDF icon Examples of Practice Gaps, Needs, and Learning Objectives.pdf