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CME: DynaMed

How to earn CE Credit/Contact Hours

Physicians and nurse practitioners using DynaMed to inform and support their clinical decisions are eligible to earn continuing medical education (CME) credits and continuing nursing education (CNE) contact hours, respectively, for this internet point of care (PoC) activity. Physicians in certain specialties may also be eligible to earn Part II Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points (See Accreditation/Credit Designation). The American Medical Association (AMA) Physician's Recognition Award and credit system describes internet point of care (PoC) CME as self-directed, online learning on topics relevant to a physician's clinical practice from a database whose content has been vetted by an accredited CME provider.

Learning for this activity is based on a reflective process in which a learner 1) identifies a problem in practice, 2) accesses content in search of an answer from DynaMed content, and 3) documents the clinical question and the application to practice. Physicians conducting structured online searching and learning may claim 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for the documented completion of the three-step learning cycle. A maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ may be claimed per year for this activity.

How to claim CE Credit/Contact Hours

  1. Sign into DynaMed with your Personal Account credentials.

    Note: If you do not have a Personal Account, please first complete the steps found at: Signing up for a Personal Account to access DynaMed.

  2. After logging in, note the Continuing Medical Education (CME) indicator in the toolbar. The number displayed indicates how many CME/CE/CPD credits you have available to submit for a certificate.

  3. As you read DynaMed topics, the system tracks your activity and CME/CE/CPD credits for your topics are automatically added to the number in the toolbar to be submitted at a time of your choosing.

  4. When you are ready to submit your available CME/CE/CPD credits, click CME in the toolbar.

  5. The first time you claim a credit, you may be prompted to enter your address and select the type of CME/CPD/CE credits you are claiming. Once you fill this out, you are not required to provide this information again.

    You can also add to your information on the MOC tab to collect MOC points. (Optional)

    Note: You can update your information at any time by clicking the Settings icon.

  6. Check the boxes for the credits you would like to claim and then click the Prepare button below.

  7. On the next screen, answer the Application in Practice questions and click Continue.

  8. Fill out the optional Evaluation and General Comments/Feedback to Editors sections and click Submit.

  9. Your credits are added to the Claimed tab from which you can access a PDF copy of your certificate by clicking the View PDF link.