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CME: ClinicalKey

How to Earn and Claim CME Credits


ClinicalKey offers FREE Internet Point of Care CME credit for self-directed, structured, online learning. CME credit is provided by the Elsevier Office of Continuing Medical Education.

Physicians may earn 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for each search conducted through ClinicalKey.  ClinicalKey has been approved by the American Osteopathic Association for AOA Category 2-B credit.

How to Earn Credits

A free ClinicalKey Personal Account is required to access this feature.

 Click here for more information on creating your individual user name and password.

  1. Identify a clinical question relevant to your practice.
  2. Perform a search in ClinicalKey to answer your clinical question.
  3. Access most relevant content and your search will be automatically recorded as “Potential CME”.

How to Claim Credits

  1. When you are ready to claim your CME credit, click on the CME link, and filter by the timeframe you would like to review.
  2. Select the “Query” for which you would like to claim credit.
  3. Review your Credit Details, answer the optional evaluation questions and click “Submit” to obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
  4. Certificates can then be viewed and/or printed.


Access Your CME Transcript

You may review your earned credits or print your certificates at any time.

If you earned credits on ClinicalKey prior to October 1, 2015, and would like to access your transcript, simply visit the Cleveland Clinic myCME Portal and log in with the password Cleveland Clinic provided at your initial registration.