COVID-19 Resources

Boston Children’s Hospital’s top priority remains the health and safety of all participants including attendees, exhibitors, staff, industry partners, and others involved in courses accredited by Boston Children’s. Given the dynamic nature of COVID-19 situation, and based on recent reports from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Boston Children’s Hospital has cancelled a number of upcoming continuing education courses. To see a full listing of cancellations and upcoming courses please click here

Developing COVID-19 Education

In an effort to help develop readily available continuing education as it relates to COVID-19, Boston Children’s Hospital CME Department has developed an expedited application form. If you or your team are looking to develop education that relates to COVID-19 please complete the form at the link above in it’s entirety and submit to continuingeducation@childrens.harvard.edu 

Please note that we can not award retroactive credits, all applications must be submitted a minimum of 2 business days prior to intended course date.

If you have any questions about developing a course or general inquires about CME please email us at cmedepartment@childrens.harvard.edu.  

COVID-19 Education Resources for Clinicians

COVID-19 Education Resources for Clinicians

There are many resources available to access COVID-19 related education. To access both accredited and non-accredited resources related to COVID-19, please use the links below: 

If you have any resources that you do not see on this list, and think should be added please email us at cmedepartment@childrens.harvard.edu

COVID-19 Point of Care (POC) Credits

Boston Children’s Hospital is now offering AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM to physicians wishing to claim Point of Care (POC) learning.

The Massachusetts Board of Medicine defines Point of care learning as: “Point of care learning means research and reference sources used immediately at the point of care with a patient. Physicians may claim credit for each query of reading a journal or a point of care resource accessed in the process of delivering patient care or updating clinical knowledge. These POC learning credits may be either Category 1 or 2 credits”. This form is specific to COVID-19, if you would like to claim POC credits not related to COVID-19, please click here

A list of approved Boston Children’s Hospital Continuing Medical Education Resources is located at the link below. Please note that you will need to be on the Boston Children’s network to access this link as it is located on our intranet site. Please use the resources at this link to complete your research.

In order to claim credits for your POC learning please use the following steps: 

  1. Begin to identify a topic or case that you would like to research, please ensure the topic is related to your specific clinical practice and/or COVID-19.
  2. Do research on your topic. Please remember that you can claim a maximum of 0.5 hour of credit per topic so we suggest to keep your topic as specific as possible. Additional topics can be claimed as separate hours. 
  3. Claim credit using the form at this link.
  4. Complete the form at the link above and submit.

Please note that POC forms are checked on a weekly basis, you will see your credits reflected on your transcript within 7 business days of submission.

If you have any questions, please email us at cmedepartment@childrens.harvard.edu.

BORIM Interim Policy 2020-03

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
BOARD OF REGISTRATION IN MEDICINE

POLICY 2020-03

INTERIM POLICY ON CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT

April 2, 2020
 
On March 10, 2020, Governor Baker declared a State of Emergency in Massachusetts in Executive Order No. 591, Declaration of a State of Emergency to Respond to COVID-19. For the duration of this state of emergency and until December 31, 2020, the continuing medical education (CME) requirement for physicians is suspended.  Any physician with a CME requirement whose license is due for renewal on April 2, 2020 through and including Dec. 31, 2020 will not be required to complete any CME requirement. 

This interim order supersedes any existing Board policy or regulation to the contrary for the duration of the state of emergency and until Dec. 31, 2020 in Massachusetts.