The MobileCME on-the-go learning system is a free service that enables medical professionals to earn CME credits on their mobile device, wherever they are, whenever they have time. It takes online CME (which is now 14 percent of all CME) a step further and brings it to handheld devices. Since its introduction in early 2005, Epocrates has more than 120 courses across multiple specialties available and has issued more than 175,000 certificates for physicians through its partners. The CME content is created by providers such as Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and University of Virginia Health System.
Each MobileCME course consists of an educational article followed by a brief five-to-ten question post-test. After successfully completing the post-test, the physician can submit the activity for CME credit from the accredited provider. When users synchronize their handheld devices to the Internet, the results of completed CME programs are sent to Epocrates. After receiving the results, an accredited CME provides e-mail certificates to the users verifying the credits earned. New CME courses are routinely added and can be easily downloaded to users mobile devices and completed at leisure. The mobile functionality of the program enables doctors to start CME courses on their own time and complete the course work at their own pace, with no need to be connected to any system. It’s a great way to keep current with new developments, as well as meet your CME responsibilities (and a way to sleep late and skip Grand Rounds.. shh…)