Massachusetts Medical Society: Instructions for Submitting an Activity for MMS Review

Instructions for Submitting an Activity for MMS Review

1. Complete the Initial Application for Joint Providership of a CME Activity form at least six months prior to your activity start date.  Email your completed form to or you may mail or fax to the address/fax number listed below.

2. A review of your application will take place within 1-2 weeks of its receipt at MMS.  You may be contacted for additional information.

3. If your initial application is accepted, you will be informed of the joint providership fee  and associated accreditation responsibilities.

4. Begin the formal Committee review process by downloading and completing the Activity Planning Document.  Email the form to the email address below.  Only electronic submissions can be accepted at this time. The MMS Committee on Sponsored Programs reviews activities in early January, March, May, and June, September, and November.  Applicants will be notified of receipt of the materials and will be notified of the Committee's review meeting date.

5. You will be notified of the Committee's decision within 2 days of the meeting.  If your activity is accepted for Joint Providership, you will receive a Joint Providership Agreement, which must be signed and returned within 10 business days. 

IMPORTANT:  No statement of credit can be printed on materials or promotional mailings without notification from MMS that CME credit has been awarded by the MMS.  DO NOT STATE "MMS credit applied for" or similar wording.  Once approved, MMS will supply the correct accreditation language for marketing and other materials.  All promotional materials, both in print and online, require prior review and approval by the MMS.

Joint Providership Request
Massachusetts Medical Society
Continuing Education Department
860 Winter St.
Waltham, MA 02451
Fax: (781) 642-1246



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