Physicians and other health professionals rely on certified and accredited continuing medical education (CME) programs to continue improving their practice, skills and patient care for the rest of their careers.

And with the field of medicine constantly advancing, it is important to keep your knowledge up-to-date. Available CME resources address every medical specialty and cover a full range of topics important to health care improvement.

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Of course there are many ways to participate in CME related to your specialty, for example through your association or hospital, but the AMA Ed Hub™ offers a variety of options in one convenient location. By searching for specific topics and specialties, you can find different CME opportunities to keep your medical knowledge up-to-date. Here are a few CME options that might relate to your specialty.

Cardiology. For those looking for cardiology-related CME, one option is from a JAMA Cardiology article, “Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults.” The article describes hypertension as a leading risk factor for mortality and disability.

With the demographic trends and growing prevalence of hypertension with increasing age, consequences are expected to continue to rise. By learning about the prevention, detection, evaluation and management of high BP in adults, you can earn CME credit by reading the article, certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™and taking a quiz.

There are more than 100 CME activities under the keyword of cardiology, and many more for related topic such as cardiovascular disease, heart failure and hypertension.

Surgery. If you’re a surgeon, you might be interested in several journal-based CME options. One is an article from JAMA Surgery on pregnancy and motherhood during surgical training. This article discusses how family priorities influence specialty selection and resident attrition.

It also looks at how a few studies describe resident perspectives on pregnancy during their surgical training. After reading the article, completion of a quiz will allow you to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.  

You will find nearly 150 results under the keyword of surgery, with dozens more on the topics of surgical outcomes, surgical oncology, surgical procedures and surgical quality.

Neurology. There are several CME options in the field of neurology. By searching the education center, neurologists can complete journal-based CME from JAMA Neurology.

For example, a recent journal-based CME article looked at the association of sickle cell trait and ischemic stroke among African-Americans. After reading this journal article, physicians can complete a quiz to receive CME credit.

Again, the keyword neurology contains more than 100 CME activity options.

Pediatrics. If you are a pediatrician, the education center offers easy access to several JAMA Pediatrics articles that are eligible for CME credit. One option you might be interested in is an article that compares surgical and medical therapy for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in adolescents with severe obesity.

In the pediatric population, there is a substantial increase in the occurrence of type 2 diabetes and the article examines different therapies needed to achieve better glycemic control than standard medical management. Complete the quiz after reading the article to receive CME credit.

As with many other specialties, there are more than 100 CME activities in the AMA Ed Hub under the keyword pediatrics.

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