hckyplyr

My fighting days are over
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Apr 2, 2008
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Hey Guys,
I was looking at this link and it shows there are zero CME requirements for MD/DO in NY. CME requirements in NY for PA is 100hrs/every 2 years alone. I know this link is from 2009, but can someone explain to me why this is so? Is there some other requirement that MD/DO have to maintain every few years other than CME's in NY, that I'm missing? Thanks all
http://cme.medscape.com/public/staterequirements
 

ACSurgeon

Acute Care Surgeon
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Jun 8, 2008
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Hey Guys,
I was looking at this link and it shows there are zero CME requirements for MD/DO in NY. CME requirements in NY for PA is 100hrs/every 2 years alone. I know this link is from 2009, but can someone explain to me why this is so? Is there some other requirement that MD/DO have to maintain every few years other than CME's in NY, that I'm missing? Thanks all
http://cme.medscape.com/public/staterequirements
few things to keep in mind:
- Docs who are board certified (BC) in a certain specialty often have to renew their BC every X amount of years (unless they are old and were BC before this rule came out).

- CME hours are often simple, and can be fulfilled by attending a lecture/taking a simple quiz after reading an article --> I don't think NOT having to do it would be detrimental.

- The 100 hrs/ 2 years that PAs have to do is the equivalent number of hours that some residents put in per WEEK (that PAs never have to do). So, in 20 weeks of residency, MD's complete the number of educational hours that PA's will complete in a life time. Despite this, I know docs who end up logging 2-4X the number of required CME credits for their states (again, not that hard to do).