Fletcher Allen, a Vermont university hospital and medical center, serves all of
Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
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 to participating institutions, in person or via videoconferencing equipment, 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.
Physicians: If you are a physician and would like to view a CME approved presentation via telemedicine, please contact your 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 physician, please sign up using your account (we can provide you with an account) 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 firstname.lastname@example.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
Recording Grand Rounds Presentations
Due to requests to record and distribute various Grand Rounds presentations, we have explored ways by which we might meet those requests. However, we currently do not have the resources within the telemedicine program to carry this out (in addition to the strong opinion that we should encourage interactive participation).
AMA Category 1 credits are not available to physicians viewing presentations via videotape recording.
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.
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.