RSS Packet Guide

Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS) packets submitted to the BUCME office need to be complete to avoid processing delays. Check your packet before submitting and contact our office with any questions you may have at 617-638-4605.

The BUCME office has introduced a new online system for activities beginning on July 2016. Final “paper packets” for January 2016 – June 2016 sessions are due by August 1, 2016. Paper materials will no longer be accepted for sessions scheduled from July 1, 2016 and beyond. 

Components of a Packet

There are two parts to a packet: Cover forms and Individual Session materials. Each category is broken down below, and applies to both Grand Rounds and Case-Based Series.

  • Cover Forms: submit one of each form per packet  
    • Packet Checklist
    • Session list template
    • Participant list template
    • Course director evaluation form
  • Individual session materials: each session must have its own set of materials
    • Sign-in sheets
    • Evaluation forms
    • RSS Risk Management-Opioid-End-of-Life Verification form (if applicable)
      • Only include this form for sessions seeking Risk management, Opioid or End of Life credits to fulfill Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine’s licensing requirements (243 CMR 2.00)
  • Click here for the forms: Case-based Series & Grand Rounds

*Note: for programs with multiple series, keep packet for each series separate to avoid processing delays.

Calculating number of credits

We award 0.25 credit hours per 15 minutes of education

Duration of Educational Session

 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

15 mins


30 mins


45 mins


1 hr


1hr 15 mins


1hr 30 mins


1hr 45mins


2 hrs


*Note: the total number of Risk management, Opioid and End of Life credits cannot exceed available AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ per session.

Annual packet deadlines:

February 1st for activities conducted between July – December

August 1st for activities conducted between January – June