Management of Hepatitis C 2002 will be available as part
of an online distance learning program offered by the
National Institutes of Health for Continuing Medical
Education credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition
Online NIH Consensus Development Program.
To find online CME, try using search engines that
allow you to enter a term you want to locate and then
add the modifier "AND CME online." Even better, check
out medicine-specific sites like Medical Matrix (www.medmatrix.org/),
which uses peer reviewers to analyze Web sites and
provides links to the best online CME. Finally, the
AMA's Web site has a browser that allows physicians to
access information on more than 2,000 AMA Physician's
Recognition Award activities. The AMA is considering
linking to those programs offered online that pass its
Here is a partial list of CME sites on the Internet
recommended by physicians and medical informatics
AMA's CME locator is an online database that contains
more than 2,000 AMA category 1 educational activities.
These activities are either sponsored by credible CME
providers, accredited by the Accreditation Council for
Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) or approved by
This site offers tests approved by a variety of
organizations worth 1.5 category 1 credits.
Topics from Boston University School of Medicine
include myocardial infarction therapy, primary
angioplasty vs. thrombolysis, and vitamins and lipid
lowering. AMA category 1 credits are offered.
This site contains an annotated list of accredited CME
sites from the Medical Matrix, a well-known listing of
Medscape lists accredited CME courses on its Web site,
including online courses.
Hepatitis Resource Center is identifying materials and
programs that can be used by providers to assist them in
their understanding of viral hepatitis. One of the most
relevant components of providing services, at any level,
is to start with a current, accurate, and basic
knowledge bank of information. We hope that the
components we identify for you to utilize will provide
both basic and advanced access to knowledge and will be
information that you can use in your daily work with
colleagues and consumers.
As an adjunct to the
Training Materials section of this resource project, it
would be important to utilize this web site on a regular
basis for updates – News (on the home page), Email
Updates (by providing your email address, you will
receive updates directly to your email address),
Calendar (programs and events that you may want to
physically attend), Resources by disease (other
organizations that may be helpful to you), County
Resources (map of each county and public health services
and contacts, including model programs), and many
materials to download as handouts for your support group
The Resource Center
will also make every effort to find programs and
materials that will provide CME/CEU credits.
Do you know of other
programs or materials? Please
let us know….