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Learning from Teaching UME/GME

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

If you are a Hopkins faculty member who teaches in an accredited Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) course or program), you may be eligible to earn AMA PRA Category 1 credit™ for teaching new content or applying a new pedagogy/teaching style to the learning environment.

AMA has authorized CME providers to certify and approve a new category of American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award credit (AMA PRA Category 1 credit™): Learning from Teaching for academic endeavors in undergraduate medical education (UME) and graduate medical education (GME).

Physician faculty/teachers may be awarded credit based on a 2-to-1 ratio to teaching time. AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ will only be awarded for teaching that is verified by the UME and/or GME office. (Faculty may not receive credit more than once for the same time period, even if the audience involves residents and students from more than one program, being verified by two or more different LCME/ACGME programs.)

This type of credit is not available to all educators in all programs. In addition to the institution being ACGME accredited, the residency/fellowship program itself must also be ACGME accredited in order for faculty to be awarded AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for teaching residents/fellows in that program

To learn more about this new AMA PRA Category 1 credit™ Learning from Teaching, please contact:
Accreditation and Compliance Specialist

Office of Continuing Medical Education

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Terry Zemanski: 410/614-6163; Caroline Pounds: 410/955-6085;
Fax: 866/480-2456

Click here for the complete set of instructions: JHU Learning from Teaching UME/GME (pdf)

CMS Physician Registry opens June 1st

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

It is almost time to register with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) so that physicians can be made aware of possible payments in their name from industry. CMS has announced that their system will be open for physicians to register starting on June 1, 2014. The Johns Hopkins Office of CME strongly encourages all physicians to register so that you can be made aware of any payments claimed to have been made in your name and more importantly, so that you can use the established procedure for disputing a claim during the short time window that presently has been established.

Stay tuned for more information as CMS releases it.

The CMS website:

Hopkins CME An ae4Q Site

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

In an effort to continue to bridge the gap between quality initiatives and education, the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) created the Aligning and Educating for Quality (ae4Q) program. Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) joined the ranks in becoming an ae4Q site in March 2014.

As an ae4Q site, OCME plans to expand its integration of quality metrics in the planning and assessment of CME activities, and use evidence-based interventions in activities such as regularly scheduled series (RSSs). This recognition provides opportunities for CME to continue to partner with the Armstrong Institute, and Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education departments. In addition, we look forward to participating collaboratively in the Ae4Q community.
For additional information about the ae4Q program, visit
ae4Q Sites.

HEAD AND NECK ROBOTIC SURGERY CME: Johns Hopkins University offers new CME Symposium

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Johns Hopkins Symposium on Head and Neck Robotic Surgery, Adjuvant Therapy and Emerging Technologies
presented by
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

July 24-25, 2014
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

The field of robotics in head and neck surgery has exploded within the last five years, from only a few institutions in the United States using robotics to their widespread acceptance throughout the world. This two-day activity will bring attendees up-to-date on the state-of-the-art in robotic head and neck surgery, adjuvant therapy and emerging robotic technologies.
Who should attend: This activity is intended for Otolaryngologists – Head and Neck Surgeons, Radiation Oncologists, Medical Oncologists, Speech Language Pathologists and Robotic/Biomedical Engineers.
We hope you can join us at in Baltimore.

Perioperative Management Celebrates Its 30th Year

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Congratulations to Perioperative Management on celebrating its 30th Year! As the established leader in perioperative medicine, this course aims to provide practitioners with the most up-to-date knowledge necessary to deliver effective, evidence based care by affecting health care practices at the level of the individual and the larger health system. We have over 500 clinicians attend every year. Join us!

41st Annual Current Topics in Geriatrics

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

The Edmund G. Beacham 41st Annual Current Topics in Geriatrics conference will be held as scheduled, Thursday – Saturday, February 13-15, 2014 at the Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards Hotel, 110 South Eutaw Street. The registration for the Pre-Conference Breakfast Symposium is from 7:00 – 7:30 a.m. and the Conference registration is from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 13, 2014.

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Best wishes from CME for a safe and happy holiday season!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

We wish you and yours a safe and happy holiday.

Looking for your EPIC certificate?

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

When your certificate is ready to print, we will send an email from, letting you know your CME credits have been posted to your Hopkins CME account. The subject line for this email is “Hopkins CME Certificates have been posted for 80030034 EPIC Training Sessions”. Notifications typically go out 90 days after EPIC training is completed.

To date, we have issued 18,462 certificates of the estimated 40,000 we will issue before everyone has been trained on EPIC.

Please keep an eye out for our email, and add to your address book/contacts list.

Any questions? – please contact

Dr. Neil Bressler, 9th JAMA Ophthalmology Editor

Friday, July 19th, 2013

The CME office would like to congratulate Dr. Neil Bressler on his appointment as the ninth editor of JAMA Ophthalmology. The monthly publication is internationally acknowledged as an influential peer-reviewed ophthalmology and visual science periodical.

Dr Bressler is the current Chair of the Hopkins CME Advisory Board, and is an active course director for Johns Hopkins CME as well.

For more about Dr Bressler… click here.