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Continuing Medical Education

Serving Physicians Needs

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As an AOA-approved CME sponsor, the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) offers a number of opportunities each year to refine your skills and meet your ongoing AOA Board Certification requirements administered by faculty of WesternU, COMP and other physician experts.

In addition to our live courses, we work closely with the Harriet K. & Philip Pumerantz Library to find resources that provide Continuing Education credits. 

The following items are resources that can assist physicians with fulfilling their CME requirements:


COMP Annual CME Events

COMP hosts annual Alumni CME conferences that award Category 1A CME credit:

  • 2020 Fall CME Conference (Date: TBD)
  • 2021 14th Annual CME Conference (Date: TBD)

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CME Online from the CONVENIENCE of your computer

Picture of a medical student viewing a laptopCurrent faculty or staff can obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credits through two resources at the Harriet K & Philip Pumerantz Library: DynaMed and UpToDate. More information can be found on the DynaMed and UpToDate CME pages.

Alumni may access DynaMed and ejournals from on-campus when the library reopens.
There are also some e-journals that offer free CMEs. For more information on how to obtain these continuing education credits, please contact reference@westernu.edu or Chat with a Librarian

 


Mentoring Students

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Rewarding experience educating students and earning CME credits at the same time. Many of these activities can take place in your practice location

Physicians can participate as a “preceptor” for our medical students during clerkship rotations. Each preceptor can earn 1 CME credit for each hour spent teaching the student. (4 week rotation = 160 hours of CME). CME information is extracted from the “Student Performance Evaluation Form” submittied by each physician upon completetion of a rotation.

 

DO’s: Receive Category 1B CME for their participation as a Preceptor. A report is submitted to the AOA on their behalf on a quarterly basis.  An official CME letter is available upon request.

MD’s: Receive Category 2 CME for their participation as a Preceptor. An official CME letter is distributed to all MD’s. They can also use these letters to “self-report” their CME to their respective associations.

For more information on becoming a Preceptor, please contact Colleen Galindo at (909) 469-5477 or cgalindo@westernu.edu

We are recognized by the AOA for Accredited Category 1 CME (pdf file)


ADDITIONAL CME RESOURCES

AOA CME Guide

AOA CME Opportunities
All members of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), other than those exempted, are required to participate in the Continuing Medical Education (CME) program and to meet specified CME credit hour requirements for the 2010-2012 CME cycle.

AMA CME Information

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.

CMElist.com

The CMEList offers a specialty categorized list of websites that offer AMA-approved CME online.


Contact Us

If you are interested in either participating or developing CME activities, please contact one of the following individuals:

David Connett – dconnett@westernu.edu – Family Medicine Update

Roxanne Gonzalez – rgonzalez@westernu.edu – AOA Accreditation & CME Conference Coordination

Antonio Valero – avalero@westernu.edu – Alumni Relations

Marcel Fraix – mfraix@westernu.edu – Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Ray Hruby – rhruby@westernu.edu – Neuromuscloskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Medicine

Di Lacey – dlacey@westernu.edu – COMP-Northwest CME Conference Coordination