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UC Hosts Medical Board Review Course for Tristate Physicians

UC Hosts Medical Board Review Course for Tristate Physicians

Published: 3/23/2017

The University of Cincinnati’s Department of Internal Medicine in the College of Medicine is hosting the Southwest Ohio Regional Update in Internal Medicine, a medical board review course held over five weekends starting March 31 at Manor House, 7440 S. Mason-Montgomery Road, Mason, 45040.

The course will provide an intensive review of medicine for physicians preparing for the American Board of Internal Medicine initial and recertification examination, explains Gregory Rouan, MD, professor and director of the UC Department of Internal Medicine. "It will allow an in-depth review with recent updates for physicians practicing internal medicine and other disciplines, providing continuing medical education and maintenance of certification credit,” says Rouan.

The Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati through its foundation is also a co-sponsor of the event.

"This is the first year the Department of Internal Medicine, in collaboration with the Academy of Medicine, is organizing this internal medicine board review course for physicians practicing throughout the Tristate,” explains Rouan, also a UC Health physician. "This will operate over five weekends and cover specialties across internal medicine along with others such as dermatology, psychiatry, critical care and neurology to name just a few. It’s designed for trainees, residents and practicing physicians.”

Course content is based on the blueprint for certification and recertification examinations, says Eva Meunier, Education Program Manager, Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease.  She identified the course is composed of didactic lectures with case-based discussion and interactive Self-Evaluation Process (SEP) modules.  Internal Medicine residency directors in the Cincinnati region also provided input.  

Course committee members include Meunier and Rouan along with Ganesh Yadlapalli, MD, professor of medicine in the UC Division of Nephrology, Kidney CARE Program, and Alexandru Costea, MD, professor of medicine and director of the Arrhythmia Center in the UC Heart, Lung and Vascular Institute. Both Yadlapalli and Costea are also UC Health physicians.

"This review course is very much in line with multiple other educational activities hosted at University of Cincinnati, and it not only serves the purpose of education, but also forges collaborations with our colleagues in the area,” says Costea.

The course will be held during the following weekends:

  • March 31-April 1
  • April 7-8
  • April 21-22
  • April 28-29
  • May 5-6

Several faculty in the UC College of Medicine will be making presentations during the event.

Course fees for physicians, residents and fellows range from $50 to $475 depending on whether a person is enrolling for a full or partial course.

Registration is available at www.regonline.com/SWOhioIM2017 

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 60 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.

Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Cincinnati designates this live activity for a maximum of 60 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

"The Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati is honored to co-sponsor the Southwest Ohio Regional Update in Internal Medicine with the University of Cincinnati,” says Natalie Peterson, executive director at the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati. "One of the academy’s initiatives is to promote physician education for providers in the Tristate. This course review allows physicians to stay at the forefront of advances in medicine through continuing medical education offered locally. The academy focuses on improving the professional and personal lives of the physician and this course furthers that goal.”

For more information about the Southwest Ohio Regional Update in Internal Medicine please contact eva.meunier@uc.edu

The Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati exists to organize, advocate for, and serve physicians of Greater Cincinnati. Founded in 1857, the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati is a not-for-profit, professional association for physicians that practice or live in Hamilton County. Ohio. Through its various membership categories, the Academy also serves physicians in surrounding Tri-State counties; physicians in training, medical students; and others in the health care field. To learn more about the Academy of Medicine, please call (513) 421-7010 or visit the website at www.academyofmedicine.org  

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