Internet Point-of-care learning (CME-Certified)
Earn 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for each Internet point-of-care learning submission.
Internet point-of-care learning is a certified CME activity in which a physician engages in self-directed, online learning on topics relevant to their clinical practice. Learning for this activity includes a reflective process in which a physician must document their clinical question, the sources consulted and the application to practice.
Only licensed physicians and other qualified members of the health care team at the University of Chicago Medicine are eligible to participate at this time.
This Internet point-of-care activity is intended to give University of Chicago clinicians the opportunity to research a self-identified clinical question at the point of care and then to apply that knowledge into either their practice or the systems of care in which they work. As a clinical reference tool, this activity is designed to facilitate quality improvement through self-directed learning.
Upon completing the Internet point-of-care activity, the learner will have searched valid evidence-based online sources for practice recommendations and will apply, or plan to apply, the appropriate recommendation to patient care.
1. Document an original clinical question
2. Identify the relevant sources consulted
3. Describe the application of their findings to their practice and whether it resulted in a change in knowledge, competence, or performance
Estimated Time for Completion
The maximum time associated for each search conducted is approximately 30 minutes. Participants may only claim CME credits through the verification/evaluation form associated with each clinical topic or question searched.
Method of Physician Participation in the Learning Process
Licensed physicians and other qualified members of the health care team at the University of Chicago Medicine are invited to research self-identified, specific, clinical questions utilizing an appropirate resource database.
Participants will then complete an on-line verification/evaluation form, which includes documenting each source and citation consulted and describing the application of their findings to their practice, for each article researched.
A resource is considered valid when it meets the following criteria:
Independence: The educational content is not on a website controlled by a commercial interest. A commercial interest is define by the ACCME as any entity prodiucing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing heathcare goods or services consumed by or used on patients. Providers of clinical services directly to patients are not considered commercial interests.
Content Validity: The content is current (within past three years) and has been validated through a formal process, such as review by an editorial board or editor.
A number of resources may be acceptable, including but not limited to the following:
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database
Micromedex Drug Info
Published information regarding clinical trials such as reports from the Food and Drug Administration, as well as other sources of information produced by federal agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health.
Conducting a search requires a computer or mobile device with an internet connection. This program is restricted to members of the health care team at the University of Chicago Medicine.
Conflict of Interest Policy
All individuals creating or leading CME activities sponsored by the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine are required to disclose to the activity audience any actual or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of the activity. The University of Chicago is obligated to resolve any actual conflicts of interest and share with participants the safeguards put in place to prevent commercial bias from influencing the content.
The staff of the Center for Continuing Education at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine does not have any financial interests, arrangements, or affiliations with any organizations that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of this activity.
This CME certified activity has not requested or received any support or funding from commercial interests. This includes, but is not limited to, pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers.
Accreditation and Credit Designation
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this internet point of care activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
For the purpose of applying for an AMA Physician's Recognition Award, physicians may claim a limit of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per year through Internet point-of-care learning activities. Please contact the AMA directly for additional information on the AMA Physician's Recognition Award process.
For questions or further information about the verification/evaluation form, CME credit, or the Internet point-of-care activity in general, please contact the Center for Continuing Medical Education at firstname.lastname@example.org.