Family Medicine CME

  • (The) Medical Letter on Drugs & Therapeutics

    As a participant in The Medical Letter CME program:
    • You read reviews of FDA-approved and off-label uses of drugs and other treatment modalities;
    • You learn to select and prescribe, or confirm the appropriateness of the prescribed usage of the drugs and other therapeutic modalities with specific attention to clinical trials, pathophysiology, dosage and administration, drug metabolism and interactions, and patient management; and
    • You learn to make independent and informed therapeutic choices in your practice.

    Target Audience: Physicians focusing on Family Medicine or Internal Medicine.

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    • Cost: Varies according to course
    • Credit hours: 26
    • CME credits awarded by: The Medical Letter
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: Updated Monthly
  • FREE

    Medscape Family Medicine

    CME activities of special interest to family practitioners. Medscape contains a variety of educational formats:

    CONFERENCE COVERAGE – Reports of advances presented at major medical conferences; typically includes several tracks with news stories, expert interviews, and in-depth topic overviews.

    CLINICAL UPDATE – Comprehensive original review article on scientific advances in a clinical topic.

    FAST TRACK CLINICAL UPDATE – Narrowly focused original review article on scientific advances in a clinical topic.

    CME-LIVE – Real-time online events with streaming video, synchronized visuals, and interactive questions and answers; archived for 1 year.

    CLINICAL BRIEFS – Daily reports of major current medical research articles; 0.25 credits each

    JOURNAL CME – Articles selected from a wide selection of peer-reviewed journals.

    SPECIAL REPORT CME – Topic-based monthly email newsletter distributed to Medscape’s professional member database by specialty.

    INTERACTIVE PATIENT CASES – Original CME activity presented to the physician in an interactive, clinical case-based format. (See especially eMedicine CME Case Presentations.)

    CME CIRCLE – Multimedia content certified by other accredited professional education providers, typically from live symposia or monographs, and then posted on Medscape and archived for one year.

    Target Audience: Family Physicians

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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: Varies depending on course
    • CME credits awarded by: Medscape and many other sponsoring organizations
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: Continuously Updated
  • NEJM Weekly CME Program

    Each week, three articles in the New England Journal of Medicine have a companion CME exam available online. You can earn up to one CME credit for each exam successfully completed. NEJM subscribers receive 20 online exams per year as part of their subscription. Non-subscribers may pay on an hourly basis ($19 per single credit or $109 for 10 exams) and read the articles and take the exams completely online.

    Target Audience:
    Physicians focusing on Family Medicine and Internal Medicine.

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    • Cost: $19
    • Credit hours: 50
    • CME credits awarded by: Massachusetts Medical Society.
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: Weekly
  • FREE

    ReachMD

    ReachMD consists entirely of podcasts offering 0.25 to 0.75 credit-hours. These can be listened to on your computer, mp3 player, XM Satellite radio or iPhone. Most activities are in general adult medicine and OB/GYN.

    Target Audience: Physicians focusing on Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and OB-GYN.

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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 0.25 - 0.75 depending on the course
    • CME credits awarded by: Multiple Sponsors
    • Format: On-Demand Online, Online Audio
    • Expiration of CME credit: One Year after posting
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    Safe and Effective Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain

    After completing Safe and Effective Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain, you will be able to:
    • Discuss the breadth and quality of evidence for the use of opioids for chronic pain, including current gaps in knowledge.
    • Describe appropriate assessment, monitoring and documentation strategies to meet best practice standards and medico-legal requirements to support opioid prescribing.
    • Apply appropriate communications strategies when initiating, managing, and, if necessary, terminating opioids for patients with chronic pain.
    • Describe, screen for, and manage potential co-morbidities in chronic pain patients.
    • Apply a practical framework for decision-making on the initiation, maintenance, and discontinuation of opioid analgesics for the treatment of chronic pain.
    This program meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for 4 hours of risk management study and 4 hours of opioid education.

    Target Audience:
    Physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dentists, and pharmacists

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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 4
    • CME credits awarded by: Boston University School of Medicine
    • Format: On-Demand Online
  • FREE

    South Texas Regional Family Medicine Grand Rounds CME Library

    South Texas Regional Family Medicine Grand Rounds is a weekly CME program that is directed by the Department of Family & Community Medicine in partnership with the South Central Area Health Education Center (AHEC). Grand Rounds is presented live in each week and then archived for later viewing.

    Some recent lectures are:
    • Multiple Sclerosis: Management in Primary Care
    • Diabetes Therapy and Drug Selection
    • Bone Tumors
    • Warfarin vs. New Anticoagulants
    • Age-related Osteoporosis: A primary care health problem

    Target Audiences:
    Physicians specializing in Family Medicine

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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 1 per course
    • CME credits awarded by: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
    • Format: On-Demand Online, Online Video
  • University of Minnesota CME Courses

    The major focus of this site is Global Health.

    Examples of modules include:
    • Module 1: Introduction to Health Care for Immigrant and Refugee Populations
    • Module 2: Disaster Response and Clinical Medicine in Resource-Limited Settings
    • Module 3: Public Health and Noninfectious Disease in Developing Countries
    • Module 4: Parasitic Infections
    • Module 5: Bacterial, Mycobacterial (TB), and Fungal Infections
    • Module 6: Viral Infections
    • Module 7: Travel Medicine

    You will also find 2 courses unrelated to global health:
    • Nitrous Oxide for Pediatric Procedural Sedation
    • FASD: Early Identification and Intervention in the Primary Care Setting

    Target Audience:
    Physicians focusing on Family Medicine, Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine, Preventive Medicine, and Pediatrics.

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    • Cost: $845
    • Credit hours: 24 - 40 per module
    • CME credits awarded by: University of Minnesota
    • Format: On-Demand Online
  • FREE

    Southern Medical Journal

    Southern Medical Journal offers many CME courses offering a range of CME credits.

    Topics covered include:
    Vaccines, Obesity, Personality Disorders, Hypertension, HIV/AIDS, Osteoperosis, and many more.

    Target Audience: Multiple Specialties

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    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: Varies depending on course
    • CME credits awarded by: Southern Medical Association.
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: Continuously Updated
  • Self Learning (College of Family Physicians of Canada)

    Self Learning allows you to evaluate yourself on how well you are able to keep in touch with current issues in medical literature. Each issue contains a blend of questions from peer-reviewed medical journals, such as American Family Physician, Canadian Family Physician, Medical Journal of Australia, etc. Each question gives you immediate feedback with justification. Each educational point offers a concise summary of relevant information and highlights major points and each reference links directly to Pub Med abstracts and to available full text articles.

    Target Audience: Physicians focusing on Family Medicine.

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    • Cost: $204
    • Credit hours: 30
    • CME credits awarded by: College of Family Physicians of Canada
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: Every 2 Months
  • Advanced Communication for Physicians

    This online course goes beyond the basics to help physicians and all clinicians fine-tune their interpersonal communication competencies with patients and families.

    Participants of this course will learn concrete strategies for earning patient trust and confidence, improving patient understanding, engagement and adherence to care plan, and enhancing collaboration and teamwork with colleagues. The course includes videos that illustrate skills with rich scenarios as well as takeaway tools to support skill practice and application. And you can complete the program online, on any device, at your convenience.

    Use code: CMEList35 to save 35% on this course!

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    • Cost: $259 with code: CMEList35
    • Credit hours: 4
    • CME credits awarded by: Saint Louis University School of Medicine
    • Format: On-Demand Online, Online Video
    • Material last updated: 2017