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I've never seen that before. However, my guess is either way most practicing doctors will have more than enough hours. For medics, there are several "required" courses (ACLS, AMLS, ATLS, CPR, etc.) and you basically don't have to do much more to get your hours.
 

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CME - "Continuing Medical Education (CME) consists of educational activities which serve to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public, or the profession."

Every doctor need certain "CME" hours in a certain time-span in order to be able to get relicensed.

The exact requirements of CME hours varies from state to state. There are different types of CME hours/credits. Local or national conventions give you certain CME hours/credits. Attending grandrounds will give you certain CME credits. Precepting medical students will give you certain CME credits.

For Pennsylvania MDs, the state board of medicine mandates:
  • 100 total credit hours of CME in the two-year license cycle (with license cycles ending on December 31 of each even year)
  • A minimum of 20 of the total credit hours in Category 1
  • 12 credit hours in the areas of patient safety or risk management (either Category 1 or Category 2)

For Pennsylvania DOs, the state board of osteopathic medicine mandates:
  • 100 total credit hours of CME in the two-year license cycle (with license cycles ending on October 31 of each even year).
  • A minimum of 20 of the total credit hours in AOA Category 1
  • 12 credit hours in the areas of patient safety or risk management (either Category 1 or Category 2)

The requirements varies from state to state

This website provides a quick overview of the CME requirements of DOs in each state
http://www.acponline.org/cme/osteopathic-table.htm



Check the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) or the AOA for what constitute Category 1 (or Category 2) CME credits

www.accme.org
www.do-online.org
 

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Hi

Group Theory provided an introductory explanation about the workings of CME. I will not be adding to his explanation, instead, here are some pages where you can get some information on where and how to acquire CME credits:


Docguide is a medical portal with an excellent CME resources page. They offer their own material as well. Their resources include materials from Universities, medical organizations, on line schools and other CME resources sites, which cover a variety of disciplines.

http://www.docguide.com/news/content.nsf/MedicalResourcesWeb?OpenForm&id=48dde4a73e09a969852568880078c249&cond=CME-related%20sites

PhysicianCareerSite also has a page with links to CME resources sites. It includes a link to the American Medical Association and to CMEplanner, the on line edition of The Physicians’ Travel and Meeting Guide, which requires registration.

http://www.physicianscareersite.com/cme.htm



The Academy for International Medical Study, or AIMS, offers Category-2accredited CME tours which are tax deductible:

http://www.aimstravel.com/


This page provides CME seminars through SUNY Stonybrook Medical School. Each seminar takes place over a week or two on an international cruise and provides 18-24 category 1 CME credits. There are other Universities that offer CME bundled together with a vacation.

http://www.intconf.com/intconf
 
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