Continuing Medical Education at Children’s Presents CME on Demand for Healthcare Professionals Across Alabama
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BIRMINGHAM (Oct. 22, 2013) – Healthcare providers across Alabama now have access to pediatric educational content available only through the Children’s of Alabama website. The Continuing Medical Education “CME OnDemand” program offers Pediatric Medical Grand Rounds lectures, as well as other educational activities that can be viewed at an offsite location for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
CME OnDemand gives learners the opportunity to earn credits at their convenience. After viewing an educational activity online, a short post-test will be given and the system will keep a record of the learner’s CME hours earned through the OnDemand system. “This is an exciting venture for us,” said Dr. Susan Walley, CME Committee Chair. “In the past, if learners weren’t able to come to a Grand Rounds lecture or watch it live on the internet, they couldn’t receive CME credit.” Certificates of completion, like those distributed at Children’s Pediatric Grand Rounds every Thursday, are also available for print once the post-test is submitted.
The Children’s CME Program was established in 1977 and continues to provide quality education to physicians and medical staff that is relevant to the patients, services and the mission of the hospital. The CME Program is accredited with commendation by the Medical Association of the State of Alabama. To start earning CME credits, visit https://www.childrensal.org/cme.
Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children since 1911, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Last year, families made more than 670,000 outpatient and nearly 14,000 inpatient visits to Children’s from every county in Alabama and from 41 other states and four foreign countries. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. and has been ranked among the top children’s hospital programs in the country for the past four years by US News & World Report. More information is available at http://www.childrensal.org.