SMA’s Online CME Library contains educational content developed by the Southern Medical Association, and is available 24/7/365! A variety of learning formats and topics of interest to SMA’s multispecialty audience are available, offering video presentations, audio podcasts, and journal CME, developed from articles published in the Southern Medical Journal. SMA consistently adds new content to the library; approximately 60 hours of accredited continuing education, including ABIM MOC points if applicable, are available. View, track, or print CME certificates from SMA activities through your SMA membership dashboard. Also add CME credits earned from other organizations for easy tracking! SMA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Course | Free | Credits: 1.0

Comparison of Sense of Humor and Burnout in Surgeons and Internal Medicine Physicians

This study aimed to characterize humor styles among surgeons and internal medicine physicians. In addition, the authors also aimed to assess the association between different humor styles and burnout. This study is the first of its kind when even chairpersons of different departments agreed to take part.

CME Course | Free | Credits: 1.0

A Glasgow-Blatchford Bleeding Score of >2 Is a Poor Predictor of Endoscopic Intervention in Nonvariceal Upper GI Bleeding

This study aimed to determine the rate of endoscopic hemostatic interventions (HI) in patients with nonvariceal acute GI bleeding (NVAUGIB) admitted with a GBS >2. Secondary aims included comparison of clinical outcomes in patients with and without HI and cost of nontherapeutic EGDs.

Posted in: Gastroenterology9

CME Course | Free | Credits: 1.0

Price Transparency in Healthcare: An Important Legislation That Every Medical Student, Resident, Fellow, and Physician Should Know

This activity covers the three important mandates: 1) The CMS’ Hospital Price Transparency; 2) Transparency in Coverage; and 3) No Surprises Act.

CME Course | Free | Credits: .5

A Conversation with Dr. Michael Saag: An Overview of Monkeypox

Monkeypox is a viral infectious disease which has been rapidly spreading throughout the United States and the world. Until recently, this is not a disease that is commonly encountered by most practitioners. 

Posted in: Infectious Disease3

CME Course | Free | Credits: 1.0

Forgone Care among LGBTQ and Non-LGBTQ Americans during the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Role of Health, Social Support, and Pandemic-Related Stress

This study emphasizes healthcare access of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer plus (LGBTQ+) and non-LGBTQ+ individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic by assessing potential risk factors for delayed care, including pandemic-related stress, health status, and LGBTQ+ discrimination, and protective factors, such as social support.

Posted in: Infectious Disease3

CME Course | Free | Credits: 1.0

Safety of Nonvitamin K Antagonists Compared with Warfarin in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation and End-Stage Kidney Disease

This study evaluated the occurrence of major bleeding following the initiation of oral anticoagulation therapy in patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) in a community teaching hospital.

Posted in: Nephrology and Urology6

CME Course | Free | Credits: .5

A Conversation with Dr. Michael Saag: COVID-19 – A Look Back and Moving Forward

The early days of the COVID pandemic, testing protocols, and treatment, including vaccine development, is reviewed. Accomplishments made in the face of a global health crisis and what the future may hold is discussed.

Posted in: Infectious Disease3

CME Course | Free | Credits: 1.0

Artificial Intelligence in Critical Care Medicine

This activity will provide an introduction to artificial intelligence in medicine, as well as detail artificial intelligence and clinical informatics in critical care. Future steps and research opportunities in this area of medicine will also be explored.   

CME Course | Free | Credits: 1.0

Integration of Sex and Gender Minority Standardized Patients into a Workshop on Gender-Inclusive Patient Care: Exploring Medical Student Perspectives

The goal of this study was to assess students’ perceptions of and satisfaction with a half-day workshop focused on sexual history taking and transgender health. 

CME Course | Free | Credits: 1.0

Predictors of Nonadherence to Colorectal Cancer Screening among Hospitalized Women

The purpose of this study is to evaluate and estimate the effects of sociodemographic and clinical variables associated with nonadherence to CRC screening among hospitalized women.

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