I signed up for the site, where is the actual CME stuff?
After signing up, just log-in with your username and password. Click on the my courses link in the menu above, and you are good to go.
Is my personal information safe?
Who accredits EMCrit's CME?
EB Medicine is the CME acceditation for EMCrit. EB Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for clinicians. (Contact EB Medicine if there are any issues related to verifying accreditation). EMCrit complies with the ACCME Policy for CME Delivered Via the Internet (Policy #2002-A-11). See this page for full CME information.
What is EMCrit's Relation with EB Medicine?
I am the associate editor of the Emergency Critical Care Journal and on the editorial board of Emergency Medicine Practice. EB Medicine is not affiliated with any pharmaceutical or medical manufacturing company; they strive to provide the best EM education–just like EMCrit.
What type of CME Credits will you get?
AMA Category 1: EB Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for clinicians.
AOA Category 2-A and 2-B: EB Medicine's accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) allows AOA 2-a or 2-b credit.
Nurses: See Below.
But I'm not in the US, is this still valuable to me?
The following Countries and Regions have reciprocity with the ACCME:
- European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EU)
- Bulgarian Union of Scientific Medical Societies (Bulgaria)
- Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians (UK)
- French National Medical Council (France)
- Italian Federation of Scientific Medical Societies (Italy)
- National CME Commission of the Italian Ministry of Health (Italy)
- Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Canada)
- Spanish Accreditation Council for CME (Spain)
- Bavarian Chamber of Physicians (Germany)
but please check with your local medical boards before assuming the credits will be valid for you.
In addition, EMCrit CME is applicable for points for Fellows of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine. One core PDP point per hour up to 30 points maximum per triennium.
How about Nurse Practitioners (NPs)?
According to the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANNC), part of the ANA; these credits are applicable to NPs as they are ACCME approved.
How about Physician Assistants (PAs)?
All AMA category I cme (which is what EMCrit's CME is) is eligible for your CME requirements.
But I'm a paramedic or EMT, what about CE credits for me?
We will not be pursuing formal ems-specific certification. Many EMS services will accept proof of a valid CME with AMA Credits without formal EMS certification of the activity. Please check with your service and then sign up.
What are my CME Requirements?
EB Medicine has an excellent free site listing CME requirements by profession and State
I see only the shows posted after March 1, 2012 are available for CME, what about the older episodes?
Unfortunately, my CME provider only allows for the episodes that were created after I affiliated to be accredited for CME, the old episodes are not eligible.
How Many Hours Will I get? Which Episodes will be CME-eligible?
Every true Podcast (there are 25 per year) will be offered for 1 hour of credit, so 25 hours per year = $4 per credit hour which is one of the best AV CME deals out there. But forget that, I want folks who want to support the show, not folks who are shopping for the best CME deal.