Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS)/ Grand Rounds CME

Grand Rounds is a term commonly used to describe CME series that occur on a consistent, ongoing basis. In fact, Grand Rounds is just one type of Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS) that can be accredited by Boston University School of Medicine Continuing Medical Education (BUSM CME). These programs are not one-time educational activities, but rather are a part of a regular schedule. The 4 different types of RSS series accredited by BUSM CME are:

  • Grand Rounds
  • Case Conferences
  • Morbidity & Mortality
  • Tumor Boards

For more information on the Accreditation Process for RSS programs please visit RSS Planning Packets.


Definition of a Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS)

“A Regularly Scheduled Series (RSS) is defined as an activity that is planned to have 1) a series with multiple sessions that 2) occur on an ongoing basis (offered weekly, monthly, or quarterly) and 3) are primarily planned by and presented to the accredited organization’s professional staff. Examples of activities that are planned and presented as a regularly scheduled conference are Grand Rounds, Tumor Boards, and M&M Conferences. Hospitals, health systems, and medical schools are the types of CME providers that typically offer RSS because each of these organization types has in-house professional staff. RSS are offered as directly sponsored and jointly sponsored activities.”

(From the ACCME RSS)