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About CME/CPD/CE and MOC

What is DynaMed CE?

Physicians and nurse practitioners using DynaMed to inform and support their clinical decisions are eligible to earn continuing medical education (CME) credits and continuing nursing education (CNE) contact hours, respectively, for this internet point of care (PoC) activity. Physicians in certain specialties may also be eligible to earn Part II Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points (See Accreditation/Credit Designation). The American Medical Association (AMA) Physician's Recognition Award and credit system describes internet point of care (PoC) CME as self-directed, online learning on topics relevant to a physician's clinical practice from a database whose content has been vetted by an accredited CME provider.

Learning for this activity is based on a reflective process in which a learner 1) identifies a problem in practice, 2) accesses content in search of an answer from DynaMed content, and 3) documents the clinical question and the application to practice. Physicians conducting structured online searching and learning may claim 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for the documented completion of the three-step learning cycle. A maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ may be claimed per year for this activity.

Activity Goal and Educational Objectives:

The goal of this activity is to improve clinical decision-making and associated patient care outcomes by providing physicians and nurse practitioners with questions.

As a result of this educational activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Access and apply validated information that can enhance their decision-making in specific instances of diagnosis and treatment
  • Engage in structured, self-directed reflection on the question, the evidence, and the application of information to a particular clinical case



  • Practice-based Learning and Improvement
  • Patient Care and Procedural Skills
  • Systems-based Practice
  • Medical Knowledge


  • Patient-Centered Care

Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements


AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Baylor College of Medicine and DynaMed. Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this Internet point-of-care (POC) activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per POC search. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

A maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ may be claimed per year for this activity.

American Academy of Family Physicians Credit

This Point of Care activity, DynaMed Point-of-Care Learning, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 20.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Term of approval begins 10/15/2018. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC Credit

Through the American Board of Medical Specialties ("ABMS") ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Maintenance of Certification ("MOC") Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, DynaMed Point-of-Care Learning has met the requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards:

MOC Part II CME Activity

  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Pathology
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Nurse Practitioners

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

This program is approved for up to 20 contact hours of continuing education per year by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Program ID 1508378. This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.

Term of Approval

October 2019 through October 2020.

Release Date: October 15, 2019

Expiration Date: October 15, 2020


The Baylor College of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) makes every effort to develop CME activities that are scientifically based, accurate, current, and objectively presented. In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical EducationStandards for Commercial Support℠,Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) has implemented a mechanism requiring everyone in a position to control the content of an educational activity (e.g., directors, planning committee members, contributors, peer reviewers) to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests (drug/device companies) and manage/resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. Individuals must disclose to participants the existence or non-existence of financial relationships: 1) at the time of the activity or within 12 months prior; and 2) of their spouses/partners.

Baylor College of Medicine does not view the existence of interests or relationships with commercial entities as implying bias or decreasing the value of a presentation. It is up to the participants to determine whether the interests or relationships influence the presenter with regard to exposition or conclusions.

If at any time during this activity you feel that there has been commercial or promotional bias, please inform us by using the commercial bias comments box in the evaluation form. Please answer the questions about balance in the CME activity evaluation candidly.

The following individual(s) has/have reported no financial or other relationships with commercial entities whose products/services may relate to the educational content of this activity:

Brian S. Alper, MD, MSPH, FAAFP - Founder of DynaMed and Vice President of Innovations and EBM Development

Peter Oettgen, MD, FACC, FAHA, FACP - Editor in Chief and Deputy Editor of Cardiology, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine

Alan Ehrlich, MD - Executive Editor

William Aird, MD, FRCP, FACP - Deputy Editor of Hematology, Endocrinology, Nephrology

Scott Barron, MD, FAAP - Deputy Editor of Pediatrics

Terry Trow, MD, FACP, FACCP - Deputy Editor of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine

Ruth Hertzman-Miller, MD, MPH, FACP - Deputy Editor of Systematic Literature Surveillance

Vito Iacoviello, MD, FIDSA - Deputy Editor of Infectious Disease, Immunology and Rheumatology

Alex Rae-Grant, MD, FRCP (C) - Deputy Editor of Neurology

Some drugs/devices identified during this activity may have United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for specific purposes only or for use in restricted research settings. The FDA has stated that it is the responsibility of the individual physician to determine the FDA status of each drug or device that he/she wishes to use in clinical practice and to use the products in compliance with the applicable law.

Baylor College of Medicine requires that all contributors disclose an unlabeled use or investigational use (not yet approved for any purpose) of pharmaceutical and medical device products, and provide adequate scientific and clinical justification for such use. Physicians are urged to fully review all the available data on products or procedures before using them to treat patients.


This CME activity is designed for use by healthcare professionals for educational purposes only. Information and opinion offered by the contributors represent their viewpoints. Conclusions drawn by the participant should be derived from careful consideration of all available scientific information. Prescription information and use of medical devices should be undertaken only after confirmation of information by consulting the FDA-approved uses and information.

Baylor College of Medicine makes every effort to have accurate information presented, no warranty, expressed or implied, is offered. The participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic decision-making before applying any information, whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.

Links are provided to other Internet sites solely for the convenience of users. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the site's terms and conditions of use including copyright and licensing restrictions.

Contact Information

For additional information or technical questions regarding the CME Tracker, please contact

For questions about CME or MOC, contact

Baylor College of Medicine

Office of Continuing Medical Education

(713) 798-8237