Upcoming Conferences with CME Opportunities:
North Dakota Cancer Coalition Cancer Conference: Tuesday, May 19 in Mandan (5 CMEs)
North Dakota Medical Association Annual Meeting: Friday, September 25 in Bismarck
The North Dakota Medical Association Now Offers Convenient CDL-CME Training from the comfort of your home or office. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has established the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME), requiring all health care professionals who conduct physical examinations of interstate commercial motor vehicle drivers to:
- Complete training that is accredited by a nationally recognized medical profession accrediting organization to provide continuing education units and meets the FMCSA standards
- Pass a certification exam to demonstrate that the medical examiner is qualified and competent to conduct physical examinations of drivers who wish to obtain their interstate Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
- Maintain competence by periodic training and testing
Beginning May 21, 2014, the FMCSA will accept as valid from CDL drivers only medical examiners’ certificates issued by medical examiners listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME). These requirements support FMCSA’s goal to improve safety and reduce fatalities on our nation’s highways.
In response to this new federal requirement, the North Dakota Medical Association is now a registered NRCME training provider for medical professionals seeking to be listed on the National Registry website. NDMA’s online training course is designed to meet the core curriculum requirements for medical examiners. Upon completing the training, you will be prepared and qualified to take the NRCME certification exam.
There are training courses available from numerous organizations, however, NDMA has eliminated the need to research the various programs before you decide. NDMA’s course is 100% online (conducted at your own pace) with the option to obtain AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM (approved for 9.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM). Other non-member health care professionals can also enroll in our training course; however, NDMA members receive a discounted rate.
- Suggestions/references to pre-course reading/reference materials
- Ability to start/stop/pause training according to your schedule
- Six months unlimited 24/7 access from your PC, laptop, iPhone, iPad, or other mobile device
- Printable course materials
- Case studies/reviews and steps to prepare for the certification exam
- Course certificate immediately upon completing the course
- Options to register and receive CME credit or register at a reduced price which does not include CME credit
Please visit the website for further information and to register today!
American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
The American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry is offering CME on Addictions December 4-6 in conjunction with the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry's 24th Annual Meeting and Symposium. For more information, click here. Or you can click here to register online.
AMA Offers an Updated Pain Management Education Program
To learn more, click here for an information sheet complete with web links.
Discounted CME through Oakstone Publishing
NDMA is excited to announce a partnership with Oakstone publishing to provide NDMA members with discounted CME and Board certification review courses.
CME INFO Board Review programs – 20% OFF - Board certification and preparation and clinical procedure learning programs in partnership with some of the nation’s most prestigious teaching institutions. Courses available in up to forty specialties with many options within a specialty category – and some programs even have sub-specialty education materials (Ex. Radiology or Pathology).
Practical Reviews provides subscribers access to peer-reviewed clinical research that is compiled and summarized with commentary from leading experts across 29 specialties. Practical Reviews allow healthcare professionals to stay current in relevant issues and provide the best care to their patients in everyday practice. Additionally, Practical Reviews offers its subscribers with a convenient way to earn CME and CDE credits.
Practical Reviews has partnerships with the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, American Association of Orthodontics, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.
CME Educational Opportunities
Physicians licensed in North Dakota are required by law to complete at least sixty (60) hours of continuing medical education approved by the North Dakota State Board of Medical Examiners every three years. The links below provide information on CME opportunities that may be of interest to North Dakota physicians.