Earn Continuing Medical Education
AAHPM is committed to providing continuing medical education (CME) that supports and advances the practice of physicians in hospice and palliative medicine. We strive to offer a range of opportunities to earn CME, including live events; online, on-demand products; and virtual live events such as webinars. Review the AAHPM CME Mission Statement.
The Academy's new online learning platform, AAHPM Learn, offers the ability to track your credits from AAHPM and external organizations. Head to learn.aahpm.org, login with your AAHPM credentials, and visit My Account. Select the My Activities tab and select External Credits to start tracking your credits.
AAHPM Live Events
The Annual Assembly is the premier educational event for all hospice and palliative care providers, including physicians, nurses, and others interested in acquiring, maintaining, or expanding the skills needed to function effectively in the field. Continuing education credit is typically offered for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, and physician assistants who complete an Assembly evaluation.
Leadership Forum: Ascend
The Ascend program helps hospice and palliative care professionals develop the capabilities required to lead their organization in implementing new directions. Continuing education credit is typically offered for those who complete an evaluation.
Intensive Board Review Course
This board review course provides attendees with a learning experience designed to prepare for the Hospice and Palliative Medicine certification examination.
Video and Audio Recordings
These popular evidence-based courses are available to enhance the care you provide. These AAHPM sessions, hosted by Relias, offer continuing education credits for physicians, nurses, and social workers.
Choose from these hot topics and begin your online learning:
- Requests for Physician-Assisted Death
- Palliative Wound Care
- Speed Dating with Pharmacists: 50 Practical Med Tips
- Management of Cardiac Devices in Hospice and Palliative Care Patients
Starting at $20, these interactive courses offer varying continuing education credits. Select from the topics above to learn more.
These courses were updated in October 2018.
Essential Practices in Hospice and Palliative Medicine Learning Module
Essential Practices in Hospice and Palliative Medicine (formerly UNIPAC) is in its 5th edition. Each book has a corresponding online confidence-based learning module, delivered using an application that analyzes learning confidence to efficiently pinpoint knowledge gaps and areas of misinformation.
Earn 3 CME credits. MOC available for some Boards.
HMD PREP is an online practice test with 75 multiple-choice practice questions designed to assess your knowledge, identify topics for which additional study may be useful, and help prepare you for the HMD certification examination.
Earn 5 CME credits. MOC available for some Boards.
The HPM FAST modules are quick, effective, targeted educational tools to enhance your clinical practice. Each of the four modules include 25 multiple-choice practice test questions to focus your study in Pediatric, Psychiatry and Cognition, Prognostication, and Hospice Regulatory.
Earn 2 CME credits. MOC available for some Boards.
NOTE: Physicians - please review the deadlines to submit your MOC data.
Accredited Medical Education
The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. In the context of desirable physician attributes (competencies), AAHPM designs activities and educational interventions that are intended to change competence, performance, or patient outcomes by incorporating the educational needs underlying the identified professional practice gaps of hospice and palliative care learners.
AAHPM endorses the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. The Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education are designed to ensure that accredited continuing education serves the needs of patients and the public, is based on valid content, and is free from commercial influence. The ACCME defines ineligible companies as those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Prior to assuming a role in the accredited continuing education offering, AAHPM is responsible for identifying and mitigating relevant financial relationships between individuals in control of educational content and ineligible companies to ensure they do not introduce commercial bias into our accredited continuing education content. Only those who had no conflict of interest or who agreed to an identified mitigation process prior to their participation were involved in these accredited activities. For more information on the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, please visit https://www.accme.org/standards-resources.
The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine strives to educate physicians and other members of the care team on valid and independent content that is relevant to their practice and that contributes to improvements to their strategies, skills, performance and coordination as healthcare teams. AAHPM will promote professional development that supports the organization’s vision and values.
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