Why should I take online CME or CE courses?
Online continuing medical education offers you a lot of flexibility in completing your education requirements. You can enroll in courses of your choice and complete them whenever you want, wherever you want. If you have a computer or a Web-enabled mobile device and access to the Internet, you can take a course. Online education also saves you of time and money because you don?t have to travel to live meetings. Also, you can complete online courses on your own schedule. As long as you complete a course before the credit expiration date, you can take the course as your time permits. If you don?t have time to view an entire course at once, most courses are divided into chapters so you can view them in shorter periods of time. Once you are enrolled in a course, you can return to that course as often as you wish. Just make sure to complete the requirements to claim your credit certificate before the expiration date.
Why CMEMedEd.com and CEMedEd.com?
We are committed to providing a range of continuing education courses for healthcare professionals. Our initial courses are in the specialty of radiology, with courses for both radiologic technologists and radiologists. While all such courses can be referred generally as ?continuing medical education,? continuing education credits for radiologic technologists are referred to as CE credits. So both URLs, CMEMedEd.com and CEMedEd.com, bring you to our Home page.
How much does it cost to register for this site?
Nothing! Registration on CMEMedEd.com and CEMedEd.com is completely free.
Why do I need to register for this site?
In order to make sure we are providing the right courses for the healthcare professionals who visit our site, we need to have some basic information about the individuals who enroll in our courses. Also, in order to provide a viable method for presenting accredited courses, we need to be able to document to accrediting providers and course sponsors that our site reaches the intended professional audience. Finally, personal information is required to provide credit certificates or document participation in educational activities.
How do I register for this site?
To register for our site, click on the ?Register link? on the top of the Home page. Fill in your preferred user name (note: your user name cannot be changed) and provide a valid email address. You will receive an automated email response with a password. Using your selected user name and the password provided in the email, log in to the site from the home page. You will be prompted to complete your User Profile. To do so, click on the link at the top of the page and fill in the required forms.
How do I get a password for this site?
When you complete your initial registration with a user name and email address, you will receive a password by email. When you complete your User Profile, you may change your password to something of your choice.
Why do I need to complete a User Profile to enroll in a course?
The User Profile collects the personal information required to document your participation in a course and to issue any credit you earn. Once your User Profile is completed, you can be sure that all courses you enroll in and credits you earn will be recorded for you. Also, AltusMedical and/or each course accrediting sponsor is required to document learner participation in accordance with the guidelines of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) for CME courses and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) for CE courses.
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What is the MyCourses page?
MyCourses is your personal tracking page of courses you have enrolled in on CMEMedEd.com|CEMedEd.com. When you click on MyCourses on the top of the home page, you will see a list of the courses you are enrolled in that also includes links to return to the courses, notations of whether or not you have completed the course, and a button to access any credit certificates you have earned. You can return to MyCourses to check on your progress and print credit certificates as needed.
How to I create a MyCourses page?
As soon as you log in and complete your User Profile, your MyCourses page is created automatically to track your courses and credits.
How much does each course cost?
The cost of each program is listed on the course information page. The cost of each program is determined by the costs to create, produce, and accredit the specific course, as well as the cost of hosting it online. Some courses are less expensive or even free to learners if an educational grant(s) from commercial supporters were available to subsidize the costs of providing the course. All commercial support for every program is disclosed in the course information and is reported to the accrediting institution, ensuring compliance with all ACCME and ARRT guidelines.
How can I pay for a course?
When you select a course that has an enrollment cost, you will have the option to enter a coupon code (if you have a valid code) or to pay with a credit card. At this time, we can only accept payment with a Visa or MasterCard. We apologize for any inconvenience, but we do not accept American Express, Discover, or Diners cards.
Is my credit card information secure for purchases on this site?
All credit card payment made through this site are securely processed by PayTrace. PayTrace is Certified with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).
What are the software requirements for viewing video courses?
The CMEMedEd.com|CEMedEd.com website is best viewed using an Internet browser such as FireFox, Apple Safari or Google Chrome as well as the Apple iPad and iPhone. The current html-5 video files are not compatible with older versions of Internet Explorer. If you are using Internet Explorer IE 9, please ensure that you have the (WebM for IE9) plugin installed in order to view the instructional videos. We apologize for any inconvenience but our goal is to make sure you have the best experience possible. If you have any questions or have any issues please email us at: info@CMEMedEd.com.
How do I access the video(s) for a course I’ve enrolled in?
When you are logged in and enroll in a course for the first time, you will be connected to the course access page. If this is a video course, a menu bar will allow you to select each chapter. At the end of each chapter of the video, you can select the next chapter from the same menu bar at the top. When you return to this course again, you can either select the link from your MyCourses page or select the course from the course listings. As long as you log in with your same user name, you will not have to re-enroll in a course.
Do I have to watch the entire video course at once?
No. Each course is divided into chapters so it is easier to watch in manageable increments. If you stop within a chapter, you can use the player controls to go back to where you left off. You can return to a course whenever you have time. However, take note of the expiration date of each program. Although you can return to view the video, you cannot claim any CME or CE credit after the expiration date of the accreditation.
What are the software requirements for viewing pdf courses?
Some courses are presented in pdf (portable document format) files. This provides the equivalent of a printed document that is visible on all computers. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader (click here to download) if you do not already have it installed on your computer. When you access course content in a pdf file, it will download to your computer. You may select where that file is saved. Then you may read the material on your screen through Acrobat Reader or you may print it to read in hard copy.
Can I return at another time to complete the post-test and/or CME evaluation?
After you have watched the video, you may return to complete the post-test at another time. But, if you begin to take the post-test and leave the site, your answers will not be saved and you will have to begin the test again to claim credit. You can take the test at any time during the accreditation period. Through your MyCourses link, you will quickly see a list of the courses you are enrolled in as well as the whether or not you have passed the test.
How do I get my credit certificate?
Once you have successfully completed the post-test for a course, your credit certificate will be available immediately at your MyCourses page.
What is a passing score on the post-test?
The specific score required for credit is indicated for each course. For most courses, a score of 70% or 75% is required to pass the test.
What happens if I fail the post-test?
If you do not complete the post-test with the required passing score, you may retake the test. You may wish to re-review portions of the course content to ensure that you have learned the required material. Many courses have a limit on the number of times you may attempt to pass the post-test, most often the limit is 3 attempts. This is to promote learning and not passing the test through guessing without properly reviewing the content. For CE courses, this test attempt limit is required.
Why do I have to complete a course evaluation at the end of the post-test?
The ACCME requires that all CME providers evaluate the effectiveness of CME activities. Therefore, all CME courses include a required course evaluation form. Different accredited providers may have different formats or questions, but all of these forms are designed to gather feedback on the effectiveness of the course in providing educational material that meets the learning objectives. Since this evaluation is required, you will not receive the CME certificate until the evaluation is completed.
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