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CME – Instructions for Participation and Credit

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  1. Introduction
  2. Registration for Access to CME Talks
  3. Finding Relevant CME Talks
  4. Earning CME Credits
  5. Technical Enquiries
  6. Continuing Medical Education (CME) Information

1. Introduction

Continuing Medical Education (CME) assists members in the medical profession to maintain competence and expand learning about new and developing areas in their field.

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education ("ACCME") has reviewed some talks in The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection and approved them for CME accreditation.

2. Registration for Access to CME Talks

In order to earn CME credits, you must first register to create a personal account. Once you have registered you can log in with your personal username & password and earn credits as detailed below. Please note that registration is only available when you are on the premises of your organisation.

If you have registered in the past and have forgotten your password you may recover it here.

3. Finding Relevant CME Talks

Upon logging in with your personal username & password there are two ways to find CME accredited talks:

  1. You may browse the collection to find content relevant to you; the "Earn CME Credit" button beneath the talk player indicates that it has been approved for CME accreditation.
  2. You may search by entering search terms in the search box at the top of each page. On the search results page you use the Accreditation filter to show CME accredited talks.

4. Earning CME Credits

On finding a CME labeled talk of interest click to play the talk. To obtain CME credit(s):

  1. Click on the Earn CME Credit button beneath the talk player.
  2. Complete and pass the CME quiz by attaining a minimum score of 70%.
  3. Your CME certificate will be provided for you to download.

5. Technical Enquiries

For technical enquiries e-mail support@hstalks.com or contact us on +44 207 164 6721 (08:30 - 17:30 GMT).

6. Continuing Medical Education (CME) Information

A physician's continuing professional development is critical to keeping up with advances in medicine and with changes in the delivery of care.

To help physicians maintain, develop and increase the knowledge, skills and professional performance and relationships they use to provide services for patients, the public and the profession, the AMA offers physician resources that include a wide range of continuing medical education (CME) activities that foster physician lifelong learning. AMA PRA Category 1 Creditâ„¢ can be earned by successfully completing the CME activities on this site.

Source: http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/education-careers/continuing-medical-education.page

CPD – Instructions for Participation and Credit

Navigable Table of Contents
  1. Introduction
  2. Registration for Access to CPD Talks
  3. Finding Relevant CPD Talks
  4. Earning CPD Credits
  5. Updating Your FPM Online Diary
  6. Technical Enquiries
  7. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Information

1. Introduction

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a continuing learning process that helps physicians to keep up to date and develop new skills, enabling them to maintain and improve their professional practice to the highest possible standard.

The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine has reviewed some talks in The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection and has approved them for CPD accreditation.

2. Registration for Access to CPD Talks

In order to earn CPD credits, you must first register to create a personal account. Once you have registered you can log in with your personal username & password and earn credits as detailed below. Please note that registration is only available when you are on the premises of your organisation.

If you have registered in the past and have forgotten your password you may recover it here.

3. Finding Relevant CPD Talks

Upon logging in with your personal username & password there are two ways to find CPD accredited talks:

  1. You may browse the collection to find content relevant to you; the "Earn CPD Credit" button beneath the talk player indicates that it has been approved for CPD accreditation.
  2. You may search by entering search terms in the search box at the top of each page. On the search results page you use the Accreditation filter to show CPD accredited talks.

4. Earning CPD Credits

Upon finding a CPD labeled talk of interest, click to play the talk. To obtain CPD credit(s):

  1. Watch the full talk.
  2. Click on the Earn CPD Credit button beneath the talk player.
  3. Fill in the CPD evaluation form.
  4. Your CPD certificate will be provided for you to download.
  5. Each 15 minutes of learning corresponds to 0.25 credits.

5. Updating Your FPM Online Diary

All the talks that were approved by the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine have been entered onto the FPM online system so that registrants can add the talk to their diary and add the appropriate number of credits to their online record.

The Certificate of Completion (PDF) that HSTalks issues as evidence of attendance should be uploaded onto the user's CPD online diary.

6. Technical Enquiries

For technical enquiries e-mail support@hstalks.com or contact us on +44 207 164 6721 (08:30 - 17:30 GMT).

7. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Information

CPD is a continuing learning process that helps physicians to keep up to date and develop new skills, enabling them to maintain and improve their professional practice to the highest possible standard. CPD should support changes in a physician's practice and career and should also help physicians to keep up to date when they are not practicing.

The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom allocates credits as measures of CPD. One credit corresponds to one hour of learning (excluding traveling and breaks). In line with other Faculties and Colleges, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine recommends that participants in its scheme should aim for a target of 250 CPD credits in any 5-year period i.e. 50 credits per year, although it is recognized that this might not always be possible. There should also be a balance between external and internal CPD activities. It is important for all physicians to note that they have the responsibility for taking part and recording their own relevant CPD activities. It is also the responsibility of the physician to collect evidence to support each entry in their CPD diary.