According to Sullivan Cotter’s Physician Compensation and Productivity Survey Report, the average physician receives a CME allowance between $3500-$5000 every year. There are several options physicians have to utilize this amount of CME allowance and one of the most popular use cases is CME courses that offer a complimentary CME gift card.
CME gift card offers allow physicians to get money back when using their CME allowance. In addition, many CME gift card bundles allow physicians to easily and conveniently meet their annual CME requirements. The ability to receive money back and complete one’s annual CME requirements make CME gift card offers one of the most popular ways to use a CME allowance.
Two of the most popular CME Gift Card offers are the BoardVItals CME Pro Plus Bundle and Oakstone’s CMEinfo Insider. Both these special offers offer physicians a chance to redeem a gift card, the ability to earn AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM quickly and online, and improve one’s knowledge within a specific specialty or topic. Read below for more information on these top CME gift card offers that physicians can use their 2019 CME allowance on.
BoardVitals CME Pro Plus Bundle
Two of the most popular gift cards physicians hope to get with CME gift card offers are Amazon gift cards and Apple Gift Cards. With the BoardVitals CME Bundle, you can choose to get either a complimentary Amazon gift card or a complimentary Apple gift card.
The bundle offers 3 preset plans. The most expensive preset plan costs $3,800 and offers physicians a free $2,000 Amazon or Apple gift card and a 2-year subscription to BoardVitals. In addition to the preset plans, the bundle also offers the "build your own" plan. This option gives physicians to customize their CME bundle in terms of gift card amount and subscription length based on their CME allowance. For example, if you have a $1,700 CME budget you are looking to spend, you can receive a complimentary $815 Amazon or Apple gift card back and a 9-month subscription to the Boardvitals question bank that you purchased. The max budget you can enter when customizing your program is $3,800.
Currently, the CME bundle comes in over 25 specialties and offers comprehensive board review style questions that will broaden one’s knowledge around a specific specialty. The questions are constantly reviewed by a team of medical experts so buyers can be sure they are reviewing the most up to date material and latest trends and insights regarding their specialty or focus area.
The activity also helps make earning CME a more pleasant process. The questions can be accessed on multiple devices including your phone, tablet, or computer. This online convenience gives the ease and comfort of earning CME credits whenever and wherever is best for you.
For more information on the BoardVitals CME Pro Plus Bundle, check out our comprehensive BoardVitals product review.
Oakstone CMEinfo Insider
Oakstone’s CMEinfo Insider is another comprehensive gift card offer that is a favorite amongst medical professionals. This program gives buyers full access to Oakstone’s library of board reviews, journal summaries, and clinical updates for over 12 specialties, with more specialties constantly being added.
Currently, there are two pricing options for CMEinfo Insider. The 1-year membership costs $1,999 and offers a complimentary $1,000 Amazon gift card and the 2-year membership costs $2,999 and offers a complimentary $1,500 Amazon gift card. If you do fall into the average of a $3,500-$5,000 annual CME allowance, the 2-year subscription may be a better choice so you can get as much gift card money with your allowance as possible.
Like the BoardVitals bundle, this activity provides online convenience and makes earning CME credits as easy as possible. The interface is also very user-friendly, so physicians can easily keep track of their progress and find the content most relevant to them.
For more detailed information about CMEinfo Insider, check out our CMEinfo Insider product review.
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