Psychiatry CME - Continuing Medical Education

Core psychiatry continuing medical education courses

  • Audio-Digest Psychiatry is a series of 24 audio updates a year covering a wide range of psychiatric topics including mood disorders, mental disorders in childhood and adolescence, and multi-axial illnesses. 2 psychiatry CME credits available with each issue.
  • Practical Reviews in Psychiatry is a subscription of 14 monthly audio sessions of psychiatry CME providing up to 56 AMA PRA category 1 credits.
  • Comprehensive Psychiatry Board Review Course is a comprehensive review course for the psychiatry board, with up to 21 CME credits.

Introduction to psychiatry CME

Psychiatry continuing medical education courses are designed to advance clinical knowledge for practicing mental health providers to improve patient care. Psychiatry CME courses can cover a broad range of conditions including addictions and genetic brain disorders, as well as general mental health. Look for programs that feature the latest findings in both clinical and research fields. Below are a few notable options for CME for psychiatrists.

Online psychiatry CME courses

The American Psychiatric Association offers many course options for psychiatry CME online through their Lifelong Learning and CME Center. Several versions in their series of practice guideline courses outline the approaches to treating individuals diagnosed with conditions such as major depressive disorder, alzheimer’s, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder, among others. Each of these psychiatry CME courses is 8 hours long and offers 8 Category 1 credits. Through APA’s courses focusing on Performance in Practice, psychiatrists are guided through improvement programs to help in the screening and treatment of those with schizophrenia, suicide-related behaviors, and substance use disorder. Each of these psychiatry CME courses are completed in three stages and offer a total of 20 credits.

For a comprehensive series concerning alzheimer’s disease and dementia, turn to the Cleveland Clinic’s free psychiatry CME webcasts. These 30 minute videos are taught by industry professionals as they cover the diagnosis, treatment, and new defining criteria of alzheimer’s and dementia, as well as breakthroughs in imaging and biomarker research. Each CME course offers .5 credits.

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