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The Importance of Continuing Medical Education (CME)

One of the responsibilities of working as a locum tenens physician is maintaining continuing medical education (CME) credits. Here are a few ways to maintain CME credits easily and affordably.

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) provides many other avenues for obtaining credits, including test-item writing, manuscript review, and committee learning. For a list of accredited providers and other valuable resources, visit

CME can usually be obtained at conventions, lectures, and conferences (both national and local). If you are interested in giving a talk or submitting a research study the entrance fees may be waived.

Specialty societies are a great source for many kinds of Continuing Medical Education materials, including courses, publications, audio, video, and CD courses.

Board-review materials also often qualify for continuing medical education credits.

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