AMA Wire

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Special Feature

Participate in CME activities at your convenience with AMA's online offerings

Participate in CME activities at your convenience with AMA's online offerings

If you're looking for opportunities to fulfill your ongoing educational requirements, search no more. The AMA offers hundreds of continuing medical education (CME) activities that you can complete online at your convenience.

Activities in the AMA's online CME collection offer AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and are searchable by format or topic for easy access. There's something for everyone, with courses covering a broad range of subjects from patient care to physician leadership to practice administration.

Two recent additions help physicians understand how to apply the latest policies in the AMA Code of Medical Ethics to their daily practice of medicine. Using case scenarios, the first activity shows physicians how to be prudent stewards of health care resources, and the second activity helps physicians ensure safe discharge of their patients amidst competing priorities.

The courses, which are free to AMA members, provide overviews of the new policies, outline factors to consider, present challenges physicians may face and suggest additional resources physicians can consult on these topics.

An ongoing CME webinar series sheds light on ways to increase the value of care by adopting innovations in how care is delivered and paid for. Hosted by the AMA Innovators Committee, these webinars offer practical insights from physicians who have successfully implemented new delivery and payment models. Learn more about the series archives and an upcoming live webinar elsewhere in AMA Wire.

If you're looking to gain a better understanding of prescribing and treatment information for particular diseases, AMA Therapeutic Insights is the place to turn. This online CME newsletter contains the latest treatment guidelines as well as unique state- and national-level prescribing information for featured conditions. Each issue focuses on a different, specific disease topic, and new therapeutic topics are featured throughout the year.

Hundreds of CME activities also are available through The JAMA Network. Activities are searchable by topic or alongside the related journal article, running the gamut of clinical issues, from allergy and immunology to medical informatics to surgery. Establishing a user account allows you to track CME activities in which you have participated, and the system generates certificates for instant accreditation of completed activities.

Meeting your professional learning needs has never been easier with these convenient options. If you're not an AMA member, join today to gain access to the AMA's full collection of CME activities.