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The BMJ Group and the Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education have agreed a collaboration whereby the CC Center for Continuing Education provides CME certification for selected educational content from the BMJ every week. An online module, comprising multiple choice questions based on a BMJ clinical review article, is hosted on the BMJ Learning site. Once a user has successfully completed a module they may print out their CME certificate on the CC Center for Continuing Education site. CME certified content will be of greatest interest to physicians with US medical licenses, most of whom are required to collect CME points as evidence of their continuing professional development in order to be eligible for relicensing as a medical practitioner. However, CME content will be open to all readers of the BMJ even if they are not based in the US and hence not eligible for this CME certification.
How to readers use the CME modules?
Users of BMJ CME must read the accredited clinical review on bmj.com and click on the link at the end of the article (before the references) which launches a module comprised of multiple choice questions hosted on BMJ Learning. Once a user has successfully completed a module they may print out their CME certificate on the CC Center for Continuing Education site.
You will need to register with bmj.com to participate in clinical review related CME. You will also be required to register with BMJ Learning before any module can be accessed. Current users of BMJ Learning will be able to add CME modules to their BMJ portfolio
The Cleveland Clinic’s Accreditation statement
‘The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
‘The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
‘Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association Council on Continuing Medical Education for Category 2 credit.’
Each completed module is worth AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
BMJ’s CME modules comprise no more than five multiple choice questions based on the contents of a clinical review. All questions follow the ‘single best answer’ format. A pass mark of 80% is required for a user to be able to proceed to certification through the CC Center for Continuing Education. Users who do not achieve the required 80% pass mark are invited to retake the test.