Clinicians who are required to earn CME credits to meet their career requirements often find the process stressful and inconvenient because of their time-pressed day-to-day schedule. In fact, according to the 2018 Annual MMS Physician survey, 14% of physicians stated online convenience was the number one factor when selecting a CME activity.
To help make earning CME quicker and less of a burden, many providers have aimed to produce convenient online activities that allow clinicians to earn credits quickly. These activities come in various formats including online board review, videos, audio activities, and more.
We have identified 5 of the best activities for earning CME credits both quickly and conveniently.
BoardVitals Online Board Review Courses
BoardVitals CME board review activities allow clinicians to earn CME credits simply by answering case-style board review questions online. The questions can be easily processed and the multiple-choice format allows one to quickly go through multiple questions.
The questions can also be answered on multiple devices including your computer, phone, and tablet. Their brand new mobile app provides a user-friendly interface that makes answering questions and earning credits on the go easier than ever.
Pri-Med CME Activities - Videos, Text, and Audio
Pri-Med’s online CME activities can be accessed in a variety of formats that make learning convenient, including videos, text, and podcasts. The variety of formats allows a user to earn CME credits the way that fits their lifestyle the most. For example, if you have long commutes, the audio podcasts may be an easy method.
Regardless of the format, you must answer questions related to the material upon completion. Typically, users only have to answer 1-3 questions for each activity, making earning CME credits quick. Users can expect to earn between 0.25-2 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM from online Pri-Med activities.
MedCram - Online Video Lectures
MedCram provides concise online video lectures that users can view and answer follow-up questions to earn CME credits. The videos are able to be effective while concise because their instructors and content creators focus on the most relevant topics in a specialty. Also, the lectures are typically considered easier to digest than traditional slide show presentations packed with information.
Here is an example of a MedCram video:
Check out MedCram’s CME all-access plan and earn up to 46.75 CME hours.
Oakstone CMEInfo Insider
Oakstone CMEinfo Insider is one of the most comprehensive options available. It is a collection of different types of content including journal summaries, practical reviews, and board review. This allows you to select the content that is most convenient to your learning needs. Similar to Pri-Med’s activity the activities in Oakstone’s bundle come in a variety of formats, including audio and video.
This bundle also offers clinicians up to a $2,000 Amazon gift card that they can use to buy equipment to use the product and further their learning.
Check out our CMEinfo Insider product review for more information.
ScientiaCME Free Online Self-Learning
ScientiaCME is another free CME provider that makes earning credits convenient and efficient. ScientiaCME provides easy-to-follow online lectures that can be completed quickly. Once the lecture is completed the user must complete a short post-exam to earn their CME credits. On average, a clinician can expect to earn between 0.5 - 2 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.