Distance Education

CME and Non-CME Events  

Conferences are regularly scheduled for which category 1 AMA Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit is approved for local and remote attendees. Every clinical department at Fletcher Allen offers Grand Rounds and telemedicine coverage is available for most.  

Additionally, special presentations by University of Vermont clinical faculty delivered to participating institutions in person or via live (not pre-recorded) videoconferencing, can be awarded AMA Category 1 credits, if prior approval has been obtained. 

To receive credits the attendees must complete the CME evaluation form which includes a question asking if they attended by videoconference. These forms are submitted to the attendee’s local telemedicine site coordinator, who then returns them to the University of Vermont CME office within six months.   

Access by Providers  at non-FAHC sites: If you are a health care provider  and would like to view a live CME approved presentation via telemedicine, please contact your institution’s local telemedicine site coordinator, and they will sign you up using the UVM CME website.  

You can view all upcoming CME event information on the CME website located at http://cme.uvm.edu.   

Telemedicine Site Coordinators: If you are a site coordinator and would like to schedule participation in a conference for a health care provider, please sign up using your telehealth user ID and password (we can provide you with these) on the CME web site at http://cme.uvm.edu.  If you experience any problems using the sign-up tool on the web, please contact us directly by email at telemedicine@vtmednet.org or by phone at 802-847-8266.  

Questions regarding specific CME conferences or regional programs can be directed to the UVM Office of Continuing Education, https://cme.uvm.edu/Secure/Contact.asp 

Access by Providers at FAHC sites to Live or Recorded Grand Rounds Presentations: If you are a Fletcher Allen employee and would like to view upcoming live-streamed Grand Rounds presentations or archived  recorded presentations, please contact the Telemedicine Department at telemedicine@vtmednet.org or 802-847-8266.  Recorded presentations will be archived for a period of 60 days. AMA Category 1 credits (CME) are not available to physicians viewing recorded presentations.

Non-Credit Presentations

A non-credit presentation is one that does not qualify for CME credit.   For example, a remote site may request information regarding a particular medical topic from a Fletcher Allen physician.  The physician located at Fletcher Allen contacts our telemedicine department to schedule a date, time and room location. We then work out the technical details with the remote telemedicine site coordinator.

Resident Education

Residents: If you are doing rotations at remote sites, telemedicine can be a conduit to your educators and peers.  Rather than traveling back to the Fletcher Allen campus for an educational activity, we can potentially connect directly to you at your remote location.  To see if telemedicine is available at your location, please contact us by email Telemedicine@vtmednet.org or by phone 802-847-8266.