Do you ever feel like your Medical CME credits and MOC points are an obligation you’d rather not have to deal with? Sometimes in the scramble to earn the credits you need, you end up choosing the activity that’s cheapest or easiest—a.k.a. the path of least resistance. Instead, why not plan a better experience for yourself? Earn credits for doing the things you want to do anyway. Here are some of our ideas to help you see these requirements as more than just an obligation.
Keep a Running List of Things You're Interested in Learning More About
As a physician, we know you're a lifelong learner who's always looking to acquire more medical knowledge. Did you know that curiosity increases activity in the hippocampus? This will help your brain learn and memorize information more effectively.
Encourage your curiosity by starting a running list of patient cases that come up throughout the day that you'd be interested in learning more about. When you associate learning about a specific condition or disease with a real-life example, it "sticks" in your brain better so it will be easier for you to actually remember the information you studied.
When you have time to dive into these ideas, pull out your list and search in your internal medicine or pediatrics Digital Core for the interesting topics you've come across. In your Digital Core, you'll also be able to see interlinked Q&As and Flashcards covering that topic. After you've read up on the topic, go over to those Q&As and Flashcards to test your knowledge on that topic.
All of these learning tools include CME credits and MOC points, so you can meet your requirements for the year while indulging your curiosity. Want to experience how they work together? Start a free trial now.
Make a Board Review Course Part of Your Yearly Plan
Join us for an Internal Medicine Review Course or Pediatrics Review Course. Our IM and Peds courses are specifically designed to make it easy to learn new guidelines and updates while also earning the CME credits you need.
One Internist with the VA Northern California Health Care System attends a MedStudy Review Course every year! He told us that he has attended courses from other medical education resources, but keeps coming back to MedStudy's Review Course because it helps him learn and remember more.
The review course also includes access to all the lecture footage for 12 months after the course ends and a printed syllabus to follow along.
Attendees from a MedStudy Board Review Course share their experiences.
Answer Board-Style Q&As for Easy, Last-Minute CME
Want to knock out two birds with one stone? Work through some Internal Medicine Board-Style Q&As or Pediatrics Board-Style Q&As. You'll prepare for your upcoming boards or refresh your knowledge for daily practice while also earning some quick CME credits and MOC points. You accrue 1 credit for every 4 questions that you answer correctly. With 12 months of access to the qbank, you can earn a maximum of 100 points. It's the fastest way to earn all the CME credits and MOC points you need this year!
Plus, you can claim points right away. Since the Board-Style Q&As is an online product, you'll get immediate access upon purchase and can start answering questions and earning credits right away. It’s easy to use from your phone or mobile device, too. Just use your device’s internet browser to access your myMedstudy account.
Turn Everyday Activities Into Study Time
You don't have to put your life on hold to study! You can get your review in while going about your everyday activities with Internal Medicine Audio Pearls or Pediatrics Audio Pearls. They are the perfect study-on-the-go option to fit into your busy life.
Audio Pearls can be accessed from your mobile device and used anywhere you go (as long as you have an internet or data connection). That means you can transform driving to work, washing the dishes, exercising at the gym, or walking the dog into much-needed board prep time.
Snippets of each section in the 19th Edition Internal Medicine Audio Pearls on YouTube
Audio Pearls pro tip: Audio is a perfect format to stack on top of reading and engages more of your brain while reading through the Internal Medicine or Pediatrics Core.
Turn Earning CME Into a Lucrative Side Hustle
Did you know that you can get paid to earn the CME credits you need? Start earning credits by teaching medical students or residents at an approved Category 1 CME activity. You’ll earn CME at a 2-to-1 ratio for your own lecture, and while you’re there, earn 1-to-1 CME by sitting in on your colleagues’ lectures as well.
MedStudy is always looking for qualified health care providers to join us. Our team of expert physician educators helps MedStudy create the best medical learning solutions out there. We’re always hiring medical writers, editors, and course speakers. Think you fit the bill? Fill out our contributor form to get started!
Hopefully, with these creative ways to earn and claim Medical CME and MOC, you're no longer looking at your requirements as a dreadful obligation. Whether you're simply indulging your curiosity or turning it into a side hustle, we're here to help you get those requirements filled with our Medical CME and MOC solutions.