5 Complimentary On-Demand CME Opportunities: 150+ Credits Available

Reminder: CME Flexibilities Approved by Maryland Board of Physicians

On June 15, 2020, the Maryland Board of Physicians enacted a policy change in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Board changed the CME requirements, adding important flexibility. The new rule that “license required CMEs will not be due until 30 days after the end of the State of Emergency” will help physicians whose meetings or circumstances have changed due to the disaster.

MedChi’s CME department is available to help you if you need additional flexibility or help. For
example, if you are on military deployment, or have other extenuating circumstances, please reach out for assistance.

MCMS & MedChi will also host numerous live CME event throughout the autumn, including a program on COVID-19 and obesity on August 25 and September 17, and  “Lessons Learned: Ethical Dilemmas Faced During The COVID-19 Pandemic” on September 24. The weekly Wednesday calls hosted by the Maryland Department of Health on COVID-19 are also CME accredited; you can register for upcoming calls on the webinar section of the MDPCP’s web page.

1) Stanford Medicine’s COVID-19 CME Center, 30+ Credits

The Stanford School of Medicine’s Center for Continuing Medical Education is working to develop free COVID-19 CME with the latest research as more information becomes available. The catalogue already offers more than thirty CME credits, and new sessions continue to be uploaded. General topic areas include COVID-19 clinical features and diagnosis, PPE, preparing systems, management, wellness, telemedicine, diversity, and more.

2) Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Conversations Online CME, 2 Credits

Available at no cost for MCMS & MedChi members through MedChi’s Web Catalog.
We know that it’s important to screen our patients for risky substance use, deliver a brief intervention, and refer them to treatment if indicated. But conversations about substance use can be difficult. These training modules were designed to help treating providers practice having difficult conversations in the context of Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT). These training modules supplement, the SBIRT training found here. Additional resources can be found here.

3) Medical Cannabis: Legal and Practice Considerations for Maryland Physicians Online CME, 1 Credit

Available at no cost for MCMS & MedChi members through MedChi’s Web Catalog.
Participants will be able to review the Maryland Medical Cannabis Law, describe how a patient gets a medical cannabis card, and discuss the legal risks associated with medical cannabis.

4) AMA’s Steps Forward Program Online CME, 25+ Credits

The American Medical Association’s STEPS Forward CME accredited resource base aims to provide innovative strategies that will allow physicians to thrive in the new health care environment. It includes over fifty 0.5 credit modules on topics like professional well-being, patient care, workflow, leading change, technology, finance, and more.

5) UPMC Free CME Catalog, Courses in 20 Specialties, 100+ Credits

UPMC, a Pittsburgh based health provider and insurer, with more than 89,000 employees, and 70 hospital under its umbrella, created this web catalog as part of its quality improvement initiative. No affiliation with UPMC is required; all physicians are welcome to access it.