IME Request for Education

BMS IME department independently verifies the educational needs of healthcare professionals. Throughout the year, we will publish these educational needs in a request for education document in our areas of interest. Below is our list of the open RFEs. Click on the links in the table to access details. Please check back on a regular basis, as new RFEs are posted occasionally.

RFE Code
RFE Issue Date
Area of Interest
Type of Request
RFE Title
LOR Due Date
RFE-20-CV-106 8/27/2020

Venous Thromboembolism (VTE), including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) 

Real world evidence(RWE)


RFE-20-CV-106  October 5, 2020 by 5pm EST.
RFE-20-CV-110 9/15/2020

Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) 

It is our intent to support an initiative that focuses on educating health care teams about optimal management of patients with VTE who also have cancer.

Our specific interests are initiatives that increase awareness of the burden, consequences, and management of VTE within the cancer population. 

A successful proposal should include: 

  • Clear and concise statement of the goal, learning objectives, and expected outcomes of the educational initiative
  • Specific plan of action for addressing areas of needed improvement
  • Tools that provide HCP learners the opportunity to facilitate change to improve patient outcomes
  • Measurement of outcomes, inclusive of learner progression throughout the activity, extent to which the activity closed the identified practice gaps, and patient impact.


RFE-20-CV-110  October 26, 2020 by 5pm EST.
RFE-20-CV-111 9/14/2020

Telemedicine and Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation (NVAF) 

It is our intent to support a comprehensive, innovative, and interactive educational initiative that:

  • Focuses on best practices of efficiently utilizing telemedicine for the diagnosis and management of patients with NVAF to help prevent preventable stroke
  • Provides virtual methods of identification of undiagnosed NVAF
  • Highlights effective remote practices in educating patients on signs and symptoms of NVAF and risk of stroke
  • Leverages the use of telemedicine/ telecommunication in overcoming social healthcare disparities
  • Incorporates patient perspectives of telemedicine 


RFE-20-CV-111  October 16, 2020 by 5pm EST.

If you have any questions regarding an open RFE, contact us at +1 800-831-9008