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CME at Stony Brook
Stony Brook School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education
This office offers a broad spectrum of CME activities addressing a variety of medical topics and utilizing varied instructional methods. These include programs designed to: teach new skills using workshops, simulated patients or live-case presentations; update physicians with new information to improve prevention, diagnosis and management of diseases; and provide a comprehensive update and intensive review in a field of medicine.
What are Category 1 and Category 2 Credit Hours?
Category 1 and Category 2 are defined by the American Medical Association (AMA).
Category 1 activities are those that have been approved by an accredited provider. Your CME certificate will also state that the activity has been approved for Category 1 credit and name the institution or organization that is awarding the credit.
Category 2 credit hours consist of self-directed learning or courses that have not been through a formal approval process.
The following are some common examples of Category 2 activities: reading authoritative medical literature; teaching medical students, residents or other health care professionals; research projects; consultations with peers and experts; and using non-designated enduring materials.
Continuing Medical Education
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
The main accreditation body for CME courses. Lists accredited providers and explains the accreditation process.
AHC Media: freeCME.com
Courses can be sorted by topic, specialty, and by accrediting body. Courses are free but registration is required.
Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education
Sponsors or jointly sponsors live CME courses as well as other regularly scheduled activities. Participants may choose among text-based programs, webcasts, and podcasts.
Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development
Offerings include a comprehensive selection of clinical, surgical and research courses, as well as programs on managed care, spirituality in medicine, and practice management and leadership.
Medical Society of the State of New York
MSSNY develops educational programming for physicians (directly sponsored) on topics important to New York State physicians in a variety of formats designed to educate the adult learner.
Co-developed by MedPage Today and the Office of Continuing Medical Education, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
PRIME Education, Inc.
PRIME is the author of all the CME courses and case studies on its site. Courses may be online, live, or in print and are identifiable by discipline and by topic and are searchable.
Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education
Their mission is to promote the research, scholarship, evaluation and development of CME/CPD (continuing medical education/continuing professional development).
CME Available Through the Health Sciences Library
Point of Care CME credit is available for self-directed, structured, online learning. Physicians may earn 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for each search conducted. A personal account is required to access this content.
Obtain AMA PRA Category 1 credit by reading an article and completing a brief online quiz. Expired courses are no longer available for credit, but are useful practice for managing your educational experience.
Click on the Continuing Education link on the left side of page.
Offers courses for multidisciplinary healthcare professionals. Users may take training courses without generating credit certificates. New users must create a personal profile.
New England Journal of Medicine
The NEJM Review CME Program is a comprehensive home study program based on their most clinically relevant articles. Exams are offered in March and September.
CME Requirements by State