Harvard CME - Continuing Medical Education

Harvard CME Online

The following is a catalog of online CME courses offered through the Harvard Medical School. Each course consists of multi-media learning materials with a series of mulitple-choice questions for CME credit. Access to the Internet is required, high speed access is preferred.

The cost of these CME courses ranges from $20 to $100, and each course provides 1 to 20 CME credit hours.

Endocrine Emergency 1 (free sample case) - Excerpt:

"The patient is an agitated 42-year-old woman complaining of fever, flank pain, nausea, vomiting, and palpitations for the past 24 hours."

Gary Setnik, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Mt. Auburn Hospital

Todd Thomsen, MD
Instructor in Medicine
Harvard Medical SchoolMt. Auburn Hospital

Challenging Cases in Toxicology:


  1. Teach the general principles of the care of the poisoned patient.

Course director:

Michael Ganetsky, MD: Director of the Medical Toxicology consult service based in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a Clinical Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. 

Cardiovascular Medicine: Review and Update for the Practicioner:


  1. This course provides an intensive and comprehensive review of cardiovascular medicine, touching on epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cardiovascular disease

Course Directors:

Samuel Z. Goldhaber, MD, is a Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Director of the Venous Thromboembolism Research Group; Patrick T. O’Gara, MD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Director of Clinical Cardiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital; and Peter Libby, MD, is the Mallinckrodt Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Endocrine Emergencies: HMS faculty reviewer Harvey P. Katz, MD

Critical Care Board Review: Course Director Rebecca M. Baron,, MD

Hepatitis C: A Multifaceted Disease: HMS faculty reviewer Jules L. Dienstag, MD

Mental Health Sequelae of Extreme Violence: HMS faculty reviewer Grace Huang

Presentations of the Red Eye: HMS faculty reviewer Douglas Kohl, MD

Sudden Cardiac Death: A Focus on the ACLS Guidelines: HMS faculty reviewer Duane Pinto, MD

Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Weapons: HMS faculty reviewer Carol Bates, MD

These courses are also listed on the HMS online CME site. 

Biographies of the HMS reviewing faculty are available.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements vary by speciality. Internal medicine CME courses are offered by most academic medical institutions, including Harvard. However, Emergency Medicine CME requirements have changed substantially in the last year. Visit our Emergency Medicine CME page for information on the LLSA reading list as well as other continuing medical education requirements.

Please note, this site is not affiliated with HMS and has not reviewed the CME courses offered.

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