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    CME Credits and MOC Points: Catch Up, Then Plan for the Future

    Updated 9/27/22

    Fall is here, and that means the end-of-the-year deadlines will be here before you know it. Have you been putting off earning all the CME credits and MOC points you need until now? If you're starting to scramble for ways to meet your requirements, we've got your back. Here are some of our favorite activities you can easily do over the next few months:

    Earn while you answer board-style questions

    Our Board-Style Q&As are our top recommendation for quickly and easily earning CME credits. Why? Because you don't have to take a post-test! You'll earn one credit for every four questions that you answer correctly.

    Not only will you meet your requirements for the year, but you'll also build confidence for exam day with realistic board-style questions designed to mimic those on certification or recertification exams. It's a quick and easy way to test yourself and earn up to 100 CME/MOC credits per year. Get your internal medicine or pediatrics questions today and start earning the credits you need instantly!

    Watch lectures to earn CME/MOC

    With the Video Board Review, you’re in charge of how and when you study. These on-demand video lectures are designed for busy physicians like you to cover all the medical knowledge you need to know to ace exams and provide excellent patient care with expert-guided lectures. Learn from awesome, engaging speakers, and follow along with a beautiful, full-color printed syllabus. While you update your knowledge you can earn up to 39 internal medicine CME/MOC credits or 53 pediatrics CME/MOC credits.

    Flip through Flashcards to earn CME credits

    Flashcards are a fun and effective way to quiz yourself on diseases, syndromes, and fundamental facts. Whether you choose a deck of printed flashcards or access to digital flashcards, you can test your knowledge of facts from every topic that will show up on boards. Internists can claim up to 50 CME/MOC credits with the IM Core Scripts® Flashcards, and pediatricians can earn up to 100 CME/MOC credits with Pediatrics Flashcards.

    Want to start planning ahead?

    We know that scheduling time to earn these credits and points isn’t as easy as it sounds, so we polled our physician contributors—course speakers, audio readers, medical writers, medical editors, and medical reviewers—for their advice on earning CME and MOC throughout the year. Here’s how they keep up to date:

    Participate in regular activities such as:

    • Weekly reading topics in the Core followed by self-testing with Q&As
    • CME Review Courses throughout the year, like our IM or Peds Online Review Course!
    • Journal clubs
    • Yearly conferences
    • Grand rounds
    • Online modules
    • Teaching medical students or residents

    Monitor your progress throughout the year by:

    • Setting a goal of CME credits to earn each month
    • Setting monthly reminders for yourself to hit your CME goals
    • Keeping a running tally of hours earned throughout the year, so you aren't scrambling to earn the credits you need in December

    We hope these tips help you jump-start on earning all the credits you need this year and beyond!

    Have questions about CME or MOC? Visit our CME/MOC page for more details.

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