How to Earn Internal Medicine CME Credits for Free

CMEList December 6, 2018

Internists are constantly on the search for ways to earn Internal Medicine CME credits. Many physicians, especially those with a lower or no CME allowance, look for free Internal Medicine CME courses that will help them meet the American Board of Internal Medicine’s CME requirements, while also helping them expand their skills and become a better Internist.

Given that there are multiple CME providers offering Internal Medicine courses, we have highlighted some of the top free providers. These providers offer Internal Medicine CME courses that are online, convenient, and will help you quickly meet your CME requirements. These providers’ activities are also great sources for preparing for and passing your Internal Medicine recertification exam.

ScientiaCME Internal Medicine CME Courses

ScientiaCME is a leading free CME provider that has an extensive catalog of free Internal Medicine CME courses. Their courses cover a wide range of Internal Medicine subspecialties and topics including Allergy & Immunology, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Hematology, Infectious Disease, and more. This depth of courses ensures there is a CME course relevant for all Internists, regardless of specialty.

ScientiaCME’s Internal Medicine courses dive deeply into various topics related to each respective subspecialty. For example, for Cardiology, they have courses that delve into topics such as heart failure, cardiac surgery, Gaucher disease, stress-related disorders and more. ScientiaCME aims to provide content around relevant topics for each Internal Medicine subspecialty, ensuring that physicians can take their learnings and apply it to their daily practice.

Each free course offers between 0.5-2 CME AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. To earn these credits, physicians must complete a quick exam following the course. This post-test ensures that the physician has successfully taken away the key learnings from the course and can apply it to their day to day lifestyle.

Platform Q Internal Medicine CME Courses

PlatformQ is an online free CME provider that provides live online medical education events that cover multiple Internal Medicine subspecialties. Some of the most popular topics their different channels cover include Cardiology (CardioCareLive), Immunology (ImmunologyLive), Diabetes (DiabetesSeriesLive), and more. Their network of different learning channels and the multiple disease states they cover allow physicians to focus on the issues and topics that are most relevant to them.

PlatformQ aims to provide activities for physicians that feature up to date content in a provocative format. They want to ensure that the content physicians are reviewing is a valuable use of their time and will actually help them become better at their job in addition to completing their CME requirements. This aligns with their overall goal of educating physicians in the hopes of improving overall patient outcomes and satisfaction.

In regards to format, there are multiple options Internists can choose from when participating in Platform Q activities. Two of the more popular learning formats include Instant Symposiums, which are single online education sessions that are highly focused on a medical area and virtual summits, which are full one-day online education events that consist of 3-4 interactive CME sessions. Other options include the Monthly Series and the Virtual Congress. If you would like more information, check out more details on PlatformQ learning formats.