New Free Online CME

The Department of Pediatrics has just launched its first free, online continuing medical education (CME) opportunity for primary care providers.

The Pediatric Rheumatology Online Education Program focuses on rheumatic diseases in children, an area of clinical expertise that receives limited attention during general medical training.

It’s designed to help primary care pediatricians, family physicians, residents, fellows, and midlevel providers provide better care for patients with rheumatic disease symptoms – either in the clinic or through referral to a specialist.

The program’s first module, which focuses on identifying inflammatory joint pain in children, is available now. Future modules may cover types of juvenile arthritis, therapeutics, and/or autoimmune diseases such as lupus.

Each module takes about one hour to complete. Participants complete a pre-test, an online education section consisting of lectures and case examples, and a post-test. A score of 80% or better on the post-test is required to receive credit.*

The Department of Pediatrics’ Grant Syverson, MD, developed the training program in collaboration with the UW School of Medicine’s Office of Continuing Professional Development and the Department of Pediatrics.

Funding support was provided by the Department of Pediatrics and the Arthritis Foundation.

* The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. The University of Wisconsin-Madison as a member of the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA) authorizes this program for .10 CEUs or 1.0 hours.