YaleCME Offers OnLine Continuing Education for Physicians
Yale School of Medicine is expanding its Continuing Medical Education program to include online courses for busy physicians who would like to attend classes from their office or home.
“Our online learning program is unlike any other continuing educational activity,” said Janine Evans, M.D., medical director of YaleCME. “We bring the School of Medicine to you. Our unique interactive experience simultaneously displays the medical school faculty member’s video broadcast and accompanying PowerPoint presentation.”
YaleCME will begin offering online classes December 1. Courses will include lectures about four topics physicians are mandated to study—infectious diseases, such as HIV/AIDS; risk management; sexual assault, and domestic violence. YaleCME is currently one of the few accredited organizations in Connecticut that provides these legally mandated courses in an online, multimedia format. Each course carries one CME credit.
YaleCME also is offering Yale Grand Rounds online with world-renowned physicians who lecture on a wide spectrum of specialties and subspecialties, often introducing unique insights and new developments from their research. Physicians who enroll in this class can participate in the Grand Rounds lectures either in person, or online. Each course carries one CME credit.
In addition, YaleCME will have available a webcast version of its successful Diabetes and Cardiology newsletter, which was developed by the faculty of the Endocrinology Section of Internal Medicine. The course summarizes the latest information presented during four leading Diabetes conferences. This course offers up to 11 CME credits annually.
As of October 2007, physicians must comply with a new state law requiring that all physicians earn 50 hours of continuing medical education credits every two years.
“The requirements are substantial, but with the help of the Yale School of Medicine, they can be easily fulfilled from the comfort of the physician’s home, office, or almost anywhere else with an internet connection,” Evans said. “All courses are accredited and meet the requirements of the new Connecticut law.”
Yearly subscription service includes access to all YaleCME online content, with new courses available throughout the year. Single-course purchase allows users to choose among YaleCME content.
For more information, call 203-785-4578 or visit http://www.cme.yale.edu