Nuclear medicine society serves up online CME

March 1, 2006

The Society of Nuclear Medicine has launched an online learning program that will enable physicians to earn continuing medical education credits and satisfy stricter new certification requirements at their leisure. Registration is now open for oncology PET and oncology PET/CT.

The Society of Nuclear Medicine has launched an online learning program that will enable physicians to earn continuing medical education credits and satisfy stricter new certification requirements at their leisure. Registration is now open for oncology PET and oncology PET/CT.

The SNM Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Program (LLSAP) is designed for nuclear medicine and molecular imaging specialists, as well as other professionals working in the field. The program was launched in late November and publicized in the January issue of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine.

As the name of the program suggests, the LLSAP offers self-assessment modules that can be completed online. The courses will be released throughout 2006 and will cover evaluation and treatment of patients with the following:

  • CT

  • PET

  • PET/CT

  • SPECT

  • SPECT/CT

  • therapy with unsealed radioactive sources

The SNM says the program will help physicians comply with the newly established maintenance of certification (MOC) requirements of the American Board of Medical Specialties. The MOC requirements, which are replacing traditional recertification programs, test competency in six areas, including medical knowledge and practice-based learning and improvement. In comparison with past requirements, they are more demanding and comprehensive.

Under the new system, nuclear medicine physicians must commit to lifelong learning and self-assessment programs, including completion of 20 nuclear medicine-specific CME credits every year.

The LLSAP self-assessment modules include a syllabus summarizing developments in the field for the previous three years, multiple choice tests, and interactive case studies.

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