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ABSTRACT: AOA Continuing Medical Education

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The author provides an update on the current continuing medical education (CME) cycle, which began on January 1, 2013, and will end on December 31, 2015. The author also details the changes to the CME guide for osteopathic physicians, the requirements for Category 1 CME sponsors accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), and new online CME opportunities. Topic areas include recent changes in CME policies and the continuing challenges associated with awarding and recording CME credits for osteopathic physicians who hold specialty board certification. In addition, the article provides an update for osteopathic specialists and subspecialists in requesting AOA Category 1-A credit for American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award Category 1 courses.

via AOA Continuing Medical Education. [J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2013] – PubMed – NCBI.

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Brian S McGowan, PhD

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Brian is a research scientist and educational technologist. He helped transform Pfizer’s Medical Education Group and previously served in educational leadership roles at HealthAnswers, Inc.; Acumentis, LLC.; Cephalon; and Wyeth. He taught graduate medical education programs at Arcadia University for 10 years. Dr. McGowan recently authored the book "#socialQI: Simple Solutions for Improving Your Healthcare" and has been invited to speak internationally on the subject of information flow, technology, and learning in healthcare.

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