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CME offerings and maintenance of certification.

CME offerings

The Society of General Internal Medicine, with funding from the Merck Institute on Aging and Health, has launched three highly interactive Web modules for CME on geriatric medicine topics for practicing physicians. These modules take about one hour to do online, for one CME credit per module: Falls, Memory Assessment and Urinary Incontinence. The modules are entertaining and include sections on clinical decision making, strategies for practice improvement, assessment tools, patient and family education materials, billing tips, and useful Web links.

All of the materials can be downloaded, copyright-free, for immediate use to access the modules at any time.

Maintenance of certification

Registration is now open for the College's new suite of courses covering all aspects of Maintenance of Certification (MOC), which will be offered in Boston from June 27-30. The program includes a two-day recertification exam prep course (14.75 CME credits), two half-day Self-Evaluation Process (SEP) module learning sessions, each covering two 25-question modules (10 self-evaluation points each), and a one-day course to help you design and implement a practice improvement module (PIM) for MOC (7 CME credits).

Take advantage of one or more of these courses to assist in your efforts to maintain your certification. The MOC exam prep emphasizes key advances in internal medicine over the past decade. The PIM course, which helps you complete the American Board of Internal Medicine's requirement for self-evaluation of practice, focuses on applying quality measurement to patient care. This year marks the first time that ACP is offering half-day SEP module courses, which will include an audience response system to encourage discussion and participation. To register online or for more information, go here.