Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Annual Summary Slide Show of Online CME

After an interim of 2 1/2 years, I have finally published my "annual" Summary Slide Show of Online CME.
Key points:
The number of active Online CME sites has leveled off to about 300 sites. With the folding of eMedicine's CME into Medscape, the number of activities and hours has actually dropped.
The number and percentage of sites offering free CME credit continues to grow.
Slide-audio and slide-video lectures are much more polished.
At least 30 sites are now using podcasting.
Please view the entire show and get back to me with any comments or questions.

Bernard Sklar, MD

ACCME reports further increase in Online CME

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) has just released its report of CME activity for 2008. This report shows that physician participation in Online CME has increased from about 31% in 2007 to about 40% in 2008. This continues a steep increase in the number of physicians participating in Online CME.

Please contact me with any questions or comments.

Bernard Sklar, MD

Monday, January 12, 2009

Live Online CME - Improving Cardiometabolic Patient Outcomes

CardioCareLive ( promises to be an exciting online CME event. This free medical conference, held entirely online, brings together cardiometabolic experts with cardiologists, primary care physicians, endocrinologists, nurses, diabetes educators and other healthcare professionals in an interactive virtual environment.

Improving Cardiometabolic Patient Outcomes meets Tuesday, March 3rd and Wednesday, March 4th, 2009. CardioCareLive plans to bring the benefits of a physical medical conference, with live keynote presentations, lectures, peer networking and an exhibit floor, to the convenience of your computer making it easy for you to participate from their office or home.

Register at and login on March 3-4 to attend live. The meeting content will also be available on-demand for at least 60 days following the live meeting.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). This activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 11 Elective credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Looking for Reviewers to Help with CME List

I am looking for physicians or other medical professionals to help keep the
Annotated List of Online CME up-to-date. I hope to find at least one reviewer for each of the medical specialties and 2-3 reviewers for the larger specialties.

I ask that each reviewer commit to visit each site in his/her chosen area twice a year and update the descriptions of each site at that time. I can offer no pay except for my thanks and the appreciation of colleagues around the world for performing an important educational function.

I will coordinate the efforts of the reviewers and publish the results of your reviews in a timely manner. I will give credit to the reviewer of each site.

If you would like to volunteer or have other ideas about how I can keep the list current, please contact me.

Thank You
Bernard Sklar, MD

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Online CME Use Continues to Increase

CME credit earned online has now risen to almost 31% of all CME earned by American physicians. The figures for 2007 have just been released by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), which has been tracking the use of the various CME formats since 1998.

During that period, the usage of online CME has increased from 1% of all CME credits earned in 1998 to the current level of almost 31%. For details of the current report, see the ACCME® Annual Report Data 2007.

For more information about Online CME, contact me at, or view the Annotated List of Online CME.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Online Continung Medical Education (CME)

To see links to, and descriptions of, more than 300 Online CME web sites offering more than 26,000 hours of online CME credit, visit
the Annotated List of Online Continuing Medical Education.

There is no charge to visit and no registration is required.

For questions about Online CME, Contact me at

Bernard Sklar, MD