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Help Online CME; how to go about it?

Hi,

I am fresh graduate and planning to apply for this match. I have seen in this forum that online CME are a good boost to our CV. How many credits are recommended in total?

Also, I found out that we can complete a 1 hr CME in 10 min and claim 1 credit. Is that risky?

Suppose I completed around 100 CME credit, Do I need to list all the CME in CV and print out all the certificates and show them in Interview?

Please staff, throw some light about this topic
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Default Answeres to your questions

  • No you don't need to print all of the certificates. Just mention the total credit in your CV. If they ever ask you then you can give them the documentation but usually they don't ask you. Perhaps in the interview they ask you "talk about a CME that you did recently" something like that.
  • There's no set credit required for the student. You can do as much as you can.
  • If you can claim one hour in 10 minutes, it means that you did not read the CME activity carefully, you just answered the questions. That's not good, because it means you are not grasping the details. Your goals should not be only to get credits but also to expand your knowledge and get ready for an updated advanced clinical career in USA.
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Hi Sabio,

Thanks for ur reply.

I have found various websites for cme and the courses are offered by US medical universities. I have seen in ur previous posts the medscape is the best. Is it OK to go with the other websites too?

Suppose, if have 20 credits in medscape 50 in some other website and 20 in some other,,Do we need to mention each website with credits in our CV separately?
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Any website that offers AMA PRA Category 1 Credit is OK.

No you don't need to mention them separately by the CME provider. Just say for example "50 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit during the year 2011".

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sabio just want to know onething in are where we need to mention our graduation i mean no option for mbbs there in profile then what basis ill get credit and how to know the final calculations i mean iam using medscape rt now i gained 3 credit so how to calcuate it outcome
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Any website that offers AMA PRA Category 1 Credit is OK.

No you don't need to mention them separately by the CME provider. Just say for example "50 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit during the year 2011".

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Guys what's online CME? :S What do you do? And how can u do CME(medscape?) Is it better to do it in your specialty of interest? :S

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Hi,

It is a type of online courses for recent developments and medical knowledge.Just google ,,U can find lot more info about it:-)
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