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Fri Oct 12, 2012, 08:50 PM

I need 100 hours of continuing medical education every 2 years in order to maintain my license.

I just clocked hour #101.

Whew! Glad that's over! My license is safe...

Time for a

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Reply I need 100 hours of continuing medical education every 2 years in order to maintain my license. (Original post)
Aristus Oct 2012 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2012 #1
Aristus Oct 2012 #2
femmocrat Oct 2012 #3
Aristus Oct 2012 #4
Tobin S. Oct 2012 #5
Aristus Oct 2012 #6
Tobin S. Oct 2012 #7
Aristus Oct 2012 #8
Lady Freedom Returns Oct 2012 #9
Aristus Oct 2012 #10
tavernier Oct 2012 #11
Aristus Oct 2012 #13
mnhtnbb Oct 2012 #12
MrMickeysMom Oct 2012 #14
Aristus Oct 2012 #15
MrMickeysMom Oct 2012 #17
HopeHoops Oct 2012 #16
MrMickeysMom Oct 2012 #18
HopeHoops Oct 2012 #19
MrMickeysMom Oct 2012 #22
HopeHoops Oct 2012 #23
blueknight Oct 2012 #20
livetohike Oct 2012 #21
Denninmi Oct 2012 #24
skygazer Oct 2012 #25

Response to Aristus (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 08:56 PM

1. Congrats, my dear Aristus!

I remember having to do that too...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 09:14 PM

2. Thanks, CalPeg.

Now I just have to sweat out the possibility that the state licensing board won't get the 4-1-1...

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 10:22 PM

3. Wow, that is rigorous!

Congratulations, Aristus. Your patients are in great hands.

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 10:25 PM

4. Thank you, femmocrat.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 10:28 PM

5. Excellente, senior Aristus

This comforts me to some degree. Are doctors held to the same (or higher) standard?

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Response to Tobin S. (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 10:31 PM

6. At least the same. And most likely higher.

If they keep their CME up, they can play all the golf they want, as far as I'm concerned...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 10:32 PM

7. What is CME?

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Response to Tobin S. (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 10:36 PM

8. Continuing Medical Education.

Keeps us up to date on the latest science. And also "Clinical pearls.": Sometimes we don't need to know all the microbiology, or what the lecturer's favorite neurotransmitter is. Sometimes, we just want something we can apply to clinical practice.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 10:38 PM

9. Yeah! Time to party!

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Reply #9)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 10:39 PM

10. Hell yeah! With my favorite party girl, too!

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 10:42 PM

11. yeah, nurse here...

Seems like those two years between CEU's roll around so fast!

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Response to tavernier (Reply #11)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 10:45 PM

13. Oh bless you...

I love nurses. Thank God for the profession. My dad was a RN, his mother was an LPN; so I grew up with suitable respect for the nurses in my life.

You rock!

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 10:45 PM

12. Congrats! Link to MD/DO CME requirements by state

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 11:32 PM

14. Wow... what do you DO?

I need 30 as an RT

A hundred?

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Reply #14)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 12:00 AM

15. I'm a Physician Assistant.

RT=Respiratory Therapist?

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Response to Aristus (Reply #15)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 11:12 AM

17. Yes....

So many acronyms, sorry...

That explains why you do, though, you're beyond a physician extender, me thinks!

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 10:06 AM

16. Excellent! My wife's got a similar requirement for her teaching certificate.

 

It's a royal pain in the ass. Fortunately, the pain in the ass is free (online courses to sleep through), courtesy of the state. She's got an M.S. - she could WRITE the material for those things. But, she still has to rack up the required number of credit hours.

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #16)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 11:14 AM

18. That's the name of the game, HH...

Actually, I'd like to see the breakdown of how all the states pays for regulating the professions, cause when you look at the cost and time, it certainly should.

In this day and age, I think many of these credits could be earned without having to travel to conferences, and that they could be put on locally, using the same classrooms she would be teaching from, eh?

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Reply #18)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 12:40 PM

19. Yeah, but why is it necessary to begin with? What does that say about our higher education system?

 

She groans at some of the bullshit and 100-level class stuff in those "courses". Shit. I've been with her since '84 and just by observation, I could write those damn scripts. She still has to do conferences anyway (including an all day seminar in Harrisburg on Columbus Day). The school was closed, but she had to work.



Sorry. It just pisses me off.

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #19)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 01:43 PM

22. I think I could offer opinion on that...

Some of the continuing ed I've had to get is a thorn in the side of me off (where I have to go, what I have to cover, HOW I have to obtain this "update"). But, if you are a subject expert in presenting the continuing education on which you are supposed to be getting, you should be able to earn credit BY PUTTING ON THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM. Educators should understand this (I'm one, too).

OTOH, there are some things that based on either hard or soft science, we should all get an update to. Example in education is the movement to privatize (thanks Arnie Duncan), charter or cyber schools, you get the idea.

Just my two cents!

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Response to MrMickeysMom (Reply #22)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 01:55 PM

23. It's like standardized testing - all profits to private companies - funds diverted from education.

 

My wife had to administer standardized "fill in the oval" tests to her kindergarten children. Most just didn't get the concept. They'd circle the correct answer, but an "X" by it, or otherwise indicate the right answer, but they didn't translate that into which oval to fill in. They've always been bullshit and the bullshit is just getting deeper. The testing companies are doing rather well.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 12:59 PM

20. my wife is a NP

and she only has to have 14 a year

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 01:00 PM

21. Congratulations!

and with you

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 04:03 PM

24. Way to go.

Earlier in the year, my boss told me I would have to have 15 hours of C.E. credits to renew my PTIN with the IRS. However, I looked it up, as a non-signing preparer, who works under a signing preparer, I am exempt. For which I was grateful.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 04:13 PM

25. Well done

Bet that's got to be a load off your mind.

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