CME Consult - Earn Patient Safety and Risk Management CME

Last Updated: Aug 20, 2018

CME Consult, our annual publication, helps physicians earn patient safety and risk management CME needed to renew their medical license. Each issue offers articles, case studies, and other tools you can use in your daily practice.

Both MDs and DOs are required to earn 12 credit hours in the areas of patient safety or risk management (either Category 1 or Category 2). Each issue of CME Consult offers 6 credit hours.

Note: If you are a PAMED member and have completed CME Consult in the past, your print copy of the next issue of CME Consult will be mailed to you in the first quarter of 2020.

2018 CME Consult PDF  

CME Consult 2018

(NEW! as of Aug. 2018)
Find articles on bullying and compromised patient safety, physician practice drift, managing the risks of diabetes, conveying critical findings, disclosing unanticipated outcomes and more.

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Accreditation and designation information
The Pennsylvania Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Pennsylvania Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational activity.

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  1. PAMEDStaff | Oct 30, 2018

    Dr Dahar

    Yes you can complete both the 2017 and 2018 Consults for the required 12 patient safety risk management credits.

    Thank you.

  2. Maria Moomal Dahar | Oct 27, 2018
    I need 12 patient safety and risk management CME credit hours but CME consult 2018 only provides 6. Where do I find other CME to complete my remaining 6 credits in patient safety and risk management? Can I do CME consult 2017 and 2018 both to complete my 12 hours?
  3. Garry J. Thomas | Sep 21, 2018
    appreciated the importance of medical records
  4. Jihad Charabati | Sep 14, 2018
  5. PAMED Staff | Aug 15, 2018

    Dr Fellerman

    Thank you for your note related to the 2018 CME Consult, Patient Safety Risk Management CME, and Category 2 CME.  I will respond in that order:

    1) The 2018 CME Consult will be available in September.  Notification will be sent in the weekly DOSE.

    2)  The following list of topics will satisfy the Patient Safety/Risk Management requirement:

    --Improving medical records and record keeping

    --Reducing medical errors

    --Professional conduct and ethics

    --Improving communication among physicians and with other health care personnel

    --Communication between physicians and patients

    --Preventive medicine education Health care quality improvement

    NOTE: As long as the CME activity falls within the above topics, the credits can be counted toward the patient safety/risk management requirement. The course does not have to state, and very likely may not, that it is a patient safety or risk management course.  

    3) The Department of State Licensing Division mandates the following documentation is required to claim Category 2 credit for journal reading:

    -- Name of journal

    -- Date

    -- Name of each article/topic read (maintaining a copy is recommended)

    -- Time spent reading each article (one hour = 1 category 2 CME)


    I hope this  information helps you and others with related questions.


  6. Herbert Fellerman | Aug 11, 2018

    I have completed both 2016 &2017 but I thought the 2016 was for relicesure  in2016.  I do not have a 2018 edition to use for relicensing due at the end of 2018. There used to be other articles posted on the PMS site but haven't found them now.alternatively I regularly read the NEJM & Annals of internal medicine and I think there are articles in these journals that deal with patient care matters. Are these adequate and what kind of logging information is needed to document?

    Thank you,

    Herbert Fellerman M.D.

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