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.
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.
HPM PASS is a 136-item practice test designed to evaluate your knowledge as a physician, uncover areas where additional study may be helpful, and simulate the board certification examination.
Earn 9 CME credits. MOC available for some Boards.
Accredited Medical Education
AAHPM is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. AAHPM has fulfilled the requirements for Accreditation with Commendation by ACCME. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activities listed above.
AAHPM endorses the standards of the ACCME. All who are in a position to control or influence the content of an educational activity must disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.* Disclosure documents were reviewed for potential conflicts of interest and, if identified, they were resolved prior to confirmation of participation. Only those who had no conflict of interest or who agreed to an identified resolution process prior to their participation were involved in these activities.
*A commercial interest is defined as any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. (Exclusions at the time of this writing included 501-C nonprofit organizations, government organizations, liability and health insurance providers, non-healthcare-related companies, group medical practices, and for-profit healthcare providers.)
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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