Continuing Medical Education
Southcoast CME Program Coordinator Jocelyn Martins can be contacted at 508-973-5527 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requirements for CME
- Massachusetts Requirements for License Renewal: Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine regulations requires two (2) credits of study of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine's regulations (243 CMR 1.00-5.00) are required each license cycle.
- Rhode Island Rules and Regulations
Opportunities & Links for CME
Risk Management Category 1 CME Opportunities:
Free Risk Management Opportunities
- Massachusetts BORM regulations: Two (2) credits of study of the MA Board of Registration in Medicine's regulations (243 CMR 1.00-5.00) are required each license cycle. www.lawlib.state.ma.us/source/mass/cmr/243cmr.html
- Audio-Digest: The Southcoast Medical Libraries subscribes to Audio-Digest CME Risk Management lectures for Southcoast staff. Each CD qualifies for two Category 1 credits with the successful completion of the accompanying short test. For more information, please contact the Southcoast Medical Library. www.audio-digest.org
- Comprehensive chronic pain management: Improving physical and psychological function (CME multimedia activity) from the American Journal of Medicine. www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0002934311008576
- End of Life: Having the Difficult Conversation: Two-credit activity on Counseling Your Patients on End of Life Decisions. www.eolcounseling.com
- Forum: In-depth analyses of specific medical malpractice cases and issues along with practical loss prevention advice and case abstracts. The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine has qualified Forum for the equivalent of 0.5 AMA Category 1 self-claimed CME credit suitable for the Massachusetts requirement in Risk Management. www.rmf.harvard.edu/education-interventions/forum/index.aspx
- MedPage Today: Co-developed by MedPage Today and the Office of Continuing Medical Education at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, MedPage Today was named 2009 Best Overall Web Publication by the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors. The CME Spotlights page presents links to CME courses, which are sorted by specialty or title. The site offers CME credits for completing these educational programs. www.medpagetoday.com/StateRequiredCME/Patientsafetyriskmanagement
- Crico/RMF CME Online: Interviews with experts in patient safety and risk management, case abstracts and legal reports. For Crico-connected staff only. Qualifies for for 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. rmfcme.com/index_rmfcme.asp?OrgHost=www%2Ermfcme%2Ecom&foo=index_rmfcme.asp
- Pain Management: Four-credit activity that meets the upcoming Pain Management Requirement from the Board of Medicine.
- Fundamentals of Pain Management, Opioid Addiction and End of Life Care: Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Academy brings you, at no cost, five, high-quality, one-hour, activities that are designed to meet the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study. http://mghcme.org/page/board_of_registration_of_medicine
- Pain Topics: A list of other organizations' courses. http://pain-topics.org/education_CME_locator/index2.php
Risk Management Opportunities Requiring Payment
- Massachusetts Medical Society: $10 per credit hour/members, $20 per credit hour/non-members.
Free Opportunities (registration may be required)
- AHC Media: Courses are free, but registration is required. Courses can be sorted by specialty and by accrediting body. Weekly email alerts about new offerings are available.
- Audio-Digest: The Southcoast Medical Libraries subscribes to Audio-Digest CME lectures for Southcoast staff. These are available on CD and online. Each program (about one hour) qualifies for two Category 1 credits with the successful completion of the accompanying short test. For further information, please contact the Southcoast Medical Library. The following series are available: General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Neurology and Pediatrics.
- Boston University: Has a number of activities. Some courses are free, but they do require registration. www.bumc.bu.edu/cme/educational-opportunities/online-programs/
- CE Medicus: Provides over 9,000 hours of free CME from multiple sources. Registration is required. The site's transcript service tracks earned credits and opportunities for specialty credits are prominently displayed.
- Cleveland Clinic: The Cleveland Clinic's Center for Continuing Education sponsors or jointly sponsors live CME courses, as well as other regularly scheduled activities. Participants may choose from text-based programs, webcasts and podcasts. Free registration is required to earn credits.
- DynaMed Weekly Updates http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs028/1102736301344/archive/1102783085863.html
- JAMA & Archives Continuing Medical Education: Free to subscribers.
- Med-IQ: Site offers free credit by viewing online or reading hand-outs.
- MedPage Today: Co-developed by MedPage Today and the Office of Continuing Medical Education at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, MedPage Today was named 2009 Best Overall Web Publication by the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors. The CME Spotlights page presents links to CME courses, which are sorted by specialty or title. The site offers CME credits for completing these educational programs.
- Medscape: A selection of free, continuously updated continuing education activities for physicians, registered nurses, pharmacists and other health professionals. Download instruction on using Medscape to get CME credit [PDF].
- NCME TV: A Web-based CME service, free with registration, provides monthly CME video programs to be watched anytime. Medical News Alerts offered for daily credit. Need Hospital ID #852355 (for registration, use Tobey Hospital for site).
- Massachusetts Medical Society $10 per credit hour/members, $20 per credit hour/non-members.
- NEJM Weekly CME Program: $15 per credit/program and other pricing options.
- NetCE: For fee online continuing medical education courses available for most health care professions, including physicians, nurses and more. Various prices.