[PSR-News] Teaching health professionals with CME credit

Kay Deeney kdeeney at library.ucla.edu
Wed Feb 8 17:53:54 PST 2006

Introducing Health Professionals to NLM's Online Systems

CME credit (Continuing Medical Education) is available for classes that 
network members can teach that cover PubMed, consumer health resources from 
NLM, or PHPartners.org. Information about how to arrange for CME credit for 
these classes is posted on the nnlm.gov Web site at 

Note that the NIH Office of Education oversees the CME credits and that 
specific guidelines MUST be followed. For example, the title needs to be 
the same as that listed, and the NIH info needs to be on the publicity.

A REQUIREMENT that went into effect earlier this year is for instructors to 
return a signed "conflict of interest disclosure form" BEFORE the scheduled 
date of the class. A copy of this form is also available at 

If you anticipate teaching a class with CME credit provided through the NIH 
Office of Education during calendar year 2006, please sign and return the 
form to Kay Deeney as soon as possible.  In addition to your signature, 
please provide your name, job title, phone number and e-mail address on the 
form in the appropriate spaces.

To make it easier, the nnlm.gov website has information on Program Outlines 
and Brief Course Descriptions.

Many hospitals have their own CME departments that handle this for their 
staff. Hospital librarians may want to inquire at their institution.

If you have any questions, you can email me.


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Kay Deeney                              kdeeney at library.ucla.edu
Education Coordinator
NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region
UCLA Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library
Box 951798                                      310-206-0525
LOS ANGELES CA 90095-1798

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