State Required CME

 

The Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine - License Renewal CME Requirements

As part of the renewal process, physicians licensed in the state of Pennsylvania must satisfy 100 total credits of CME in the two-year license cycle (license cycles ending on Dec. 31 of each even year). Below are specific requirements that must be completed as a portion of the total 100 credits continuing education required for biennial renewal.

  • 20 credits must be in AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ designated activities
  • 2 credits of continuing education in pain management, identification of addiction or the practices of prescribing or dispensing of opioids – Act 124
  • 2 credits required from Board-approved continuing education in child abuse recognition and reporting requirements - Act 31
  • 12 credits required in activities related to patient safety or risk management and may be completed in either Category 1 or 2
  • The remaining credits shall be completed in either Category 1 or Category 2 approved CME activities

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How physicians and other healthcare providers can meet the requirements with quality FREE CME/CE:
Search for topics on OPIOID, CHILD ABUSE, or SAFETY at https://upenn.cloud-cme.com/

SPECIFIC ACCREDITED Resources available with a direct link:

 

*Opioid Education (NEW): 2 CME/CE Credits required per license period

FREE ONLINE OPTIONS (NOTE specific credits for each option):

  1. Saving Lives in the Opioid Crisis: Health System Initiatives to Mitigate Opioid Risk
    Developed from the proceedings of the DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE GRAND ROUNDS AND THE DEPARTMENT OF ANESTHESIOLOGY AND CRITICAL CARE held on October 24, 2018

    1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™


  2. Penn Medicine Opioid Stewardship: Balancing Pain Management with Public Health
    1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ (Available through Knowledge Link to Penn employees only)

  3. PDMP 7 Online Modules - Evidence-Based Prescribing: Tools you can use to fight the opioid epidemic
    Each of the modules - 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (up to 7 Credits total)

  4. www.pamedsoc.org/opioidscme 6 web-based activities
    Up to 5.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (5 modules at 1 Credit each and 1 module 0.5)


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*Child Abuse: 2 CME/CE Credits required per license period

FREE ONLINE EDUCATION RECOMMENDED

  1. Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: Mandated and Permissive Reporting in Pennsylvania Online Training
    3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

  2. Other providers can be found here: http://www.keepkidssafe.pa.gov/resources/training/index.htm
    Click on the list of additional approved courses (there may be costs associated with some of these)

 

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*Patient Safety: 12 CME/CE Credits required per license period

LIVE OPTIONS

Many of our departmental Regularly Scheduled Series such as Case and Quality Conferences, Morbidity and Mortality Series and Tumor Boards as well as portions of conferences and symposia also carry the Patient Safety Designation, for details visit our website at https://upenn.cloud-cme.com/  and search for SAFETY

ONLINE OPTIONS

Penn Medicine CME/CE designates a large number of FREE online CME-accredited and searchable educational activities for Patient Safety as part of Primary Care Best Practices Online Curriculum

https://upenn.cloud-cme.com/

 

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Contact us: penncme@pennmedicine.upenn.edu | 215-898-8005
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In support of improving patient care, Penn Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.