Internet Point-of-Care CME

Activity description

  • Purpose: To promote the professional development of clinicians and provide support for clinical decision-making.
  • Educational objective: Clinicians will be able to locate updated, evidence-based information to answer a clinical question, and apply this information to various aspects of patient care and management, including the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of a range of diseases and disorders.
  • Target audience: Currently practicing clinicians, across various clinical and academic settings internationally.
  • Funding source: None
  • Content: CME content is developed by a team of physician authors and editors in a standardized process that includes multi-stage peer review. The research sources that are used include updated best practice guidelines and expert recommendations, are adherent to accepted standards of scientific evidence, and are fully referenced. Content is free of commercial bias and adheres to the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education.
  • Activity type: CME is offered for eligible articles in the format of an Internet Point-of-Care activity (also known as an “Internet searching and learning” activity), in which the learner self-identifies a particular clinical question or problem, and accesses AMBOSS CME content to search for an answer. The learner then completes a brief survey in which they are asked to identify their initial question and report the impact on their practice of any information learned.
  • Method of participation
    • Log in to your AMBOSS account.
    • Ensure you are viewing the platform in Clinician Mode (look for the toggle at the top of the page to the right of the Amboss logo and check that it is set to “Clinician” and not “Student”).
    • In the search box, type a term related to a clinical question, and either select one of the article suggestions that pops up, or press Enter, and select an article from the list of search results.
    • If the article you select is CME-eligible (i.e., it is on the list in our CME library, which is continually updated), and you read content in the article to answer your clinical question, you will be able to earn CME credit for that activity. Follow the subsequent steps on this page to complete a brief evaluation regarding the information you learned, and redeem your credit. (Please note that currently, articles that you read on our mobile app will count towards CME, but you must be on a web browser in order to complete the evaluation and redeem credit.)

Accreditation statements

AMBOSS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) as a provider of continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.  

  • American Medical Association: AMBOSS designates this Internet point-of-care activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) MOCA 2.0® Program: This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements.
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification Program: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.5 medical knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
  • American Board of Pathology (ABPath) Continuing Certification Program: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.5 Lifelong Learning points in the American Board of Pathology's (ABPath) Continuing Certification program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting credit.
  • American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Maintenance of Certification Program: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn up to 0.5 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.
  • American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (ABOHNS) Continuing Certification Program: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn their required annual part II self-assessment credit in the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s Continuing Certification program (formerly known as MOC). It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of recognizing participation.
  • American Board of Surgery (ABS) Continuous Certification Program: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME requirements of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit.
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) Maintenance of Certification Program: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME requirements of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery’s Maintenance of Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABOS credit.
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery (ABTS) Continuing Certification Program: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME requirements of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery’s Maintenance of Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABTS credit.

Financial disclosures

Disclosures of the existence or non-existence of conflicts of interest for all content contributors are linked in the topmost section of each CME topic article.

For details, please review our full conflict of interest (COI) policy:  https://go.amboss.com/conflict-of-interest-policy.

Redeeming credit

You can access your CME activity as follows:

  1. Look for the CME widget on your AMBOSS dashboard. You will need to fill out your personal information by following the "Go to CME Credits" link. You can also access this by heading to Exams & CME > CME Credits in the sidebar menu.
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  2. Under your profile, you will see three tabs. In the “For review” tab, you will see a list of the searches on AMBOSS that brought you to a CME-eligible article, with the date of the search.
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    If you read the information in the article to try to answer your clinical question, click “Review for 0.5 credits.” 
  3. A pop-up box will appear with two questions about the goal and the result of your search. Answer the questions, click “Add”, and the search entry will disappear from the list in the “For review” tab and will appear in the “To claim” tab, with the date that you reviewed it. There, you can click as many searches at one time as you wish to claim, and click “Claim credits” at the bottom right. 

Before clicking “Claim credits”, please make sure that all of your profile information is correct.

  1.  A pop-up box will appear with some brief post-activity evaluation questions. Answer the questions, and click “Submit.”
  2. The search entry will then disappear from the list in the “To claim” tab and will appear in the "Claimed" tab, with the date that it was claimed. You will see one of the following tags on the search entry: 
  • Submitted, if the credit was successfully submitted to the board listed in your profile
  • Rejected, if the credit was unsuccessfully submitted to the board listed in your profile
  • Not submitted, if there was no board listed in your profile.

You will also see an option to download a PDF that certifies your credit.

FAQs

Can you redeem credit twice for reading the same article?

Yes. The credit is given based on the searching and learning activity. So if you search for one question about e.g.: heart failure in the morning, and another question about heart failure in the afternoon, you would get 0.5 credits for each search.

Can every article on AMBOSS be counted for Point-of-Care CME?

We hope that one day, all articles for clinicians will be eligible for CME credit. However, at the moment, only the articles listed in our CME library will be eligible for CME credit. This means if you search for a term that brings you to one of these articles, and use the information in that article to answer a clinical question, you can receive credit for that search.

For questions or feedback related to the AMBOSS CME program, please email us at hello@amboss.com.

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