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The Simplest Ways to Make the Best of CME with Gift Cards

By October 5, 2021February 28th, 2023blog

CME with gift cards – a fantastic way to stretch your medical education.

Today’s medical professionals have the option of completing their CME both offline and online. If you find it challenging to get those CME credits required of you, online CME courses are a fantastic choice. These high-quality, ACCME-approved courses give you the freedom to earn your credits on a device of your choice – phone/tab/laptop/desktop – anytime and anywhere. Best of all, they are accompanied by gift cards that can be worth several hundreds of dollars. That means you not only get high-quality study material, but you also get free money that – if used wisely – can benefit you professionally. CME with gift cards come in handy and help you stretch your medical education to maintain your competence level and stay up-to-date with new developments in the medical field. Here’s how you can make the best of CME with gift cards while earning credits.

1. Give your computer an upgrade

Online learning is a unique opportunity for you to complete your continuing medical education (CME). Still, a sluggish computer/laptop will only slow you down with unplanned hardware outages, ransomware attacks, or data breaches.

Use your complimentary Amazon gift card to upgrade your device and buy additional online CME material (with a gift card). With an upgraded system, you will be able to move through your online CME material quickly and effortlessly.

2. Meet your CME requirements

You know your meager CME allowance does not amount to much and won’t give you the learning you require. Several CME gift card bundles allow physicians to complete their annual CME requirements while also providing them the ability to receive money back. Use your CME allowance to purchase a CME with a gift card. Next, use the gift card with CME to buy additional CME bundles.

3. Use your Amazon gift card to buy books

Sometimes, all the podcasts, apps, and videos cannot give you the kind of satisfaction that you can get from a medical book. No matter what specialty you belong to, you will always find a book worth owning but too expensive to buy. Use your Amazon gift card to purchase medical books you have always wanted to own but could not afford. Here are some title suggestions:

  • Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 20th Edition: Volume 1 and 2.
  • Atlas of Human Anatomy by Frank H. Netter, MD
  • The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, 20th Edition
  • Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine, 10th Edition
  • Basics of Emergency Medicine (Pediatrics)
  • Case Files Family Medicine, Fourth Edition
  • The Clinician’s Handbook for Dental Sleep Medicine by Ken Berley and Steve Carstensen

The idea is to get the best of CME with your gift card. But having said that, don’t hesitate to use your gift card to pick up something light. Pick up a combination of heavy-reading material with lighter books – for example, Pulitzer Prize winner Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder and The House of God by Samuel Shem.

4. Pick up teaching material

It’s easy for doctors sometimes to forget that the layperson does not fully understand the human anatomy. Your prerogative is to help your patients understand their diagnoses and get them involved in their treatment plans. Help your patients understand their medical problems with the help of medical aids like props, models, charts, or posters. These props can also be used as teaching aids to teach medical students.

Use your gift card with CME to purchase teaching aids that you can use with medical students and your patients. Bear in mind that every person responds differently to various types of resources. While some patients and their families might find a chart helpful, some might prefer a 3D model. A mixed media approach often works best.

There are several ways you can use your CME gift cards to further your continuing medical education. You don’t have to pick all or one of the above ideas –invest in a combination that suits you best. Finally, remember that your gift card comes with an expiry date. So, ensure that you use it before it loses its validity.

American Medical Seminars Inc. provides high-quality, innovative practice-based CME. The company hosts live CME activities in various locations across the United States for doctors to learn and earn their CME credits. But doctors can also use this time to relax, vacation, and catch up with their families. The live seminars are converted into highly impactful self-study courses for advanced practice providers and physicians with high-quality CME credits.

When you add a gift card to your CME purchase from American Medical Seminars:
  • The receipt for any incentive-associated purchase will designate the value of the gift card separately from the cost of the learning activity.
  • This incentive may have implications on your tax reporting obligations. Any reimbursed amount must be declared as personal income for tax purposes.

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