Journal-Based CME

The University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Office of Community and Continuing Medical Education, is pleased to offer Journal-Based CME. This program is intended to help licensed physician faculty, community preceptors affiliated faculty, and APRNs of the UConn, meet the Department of Public Health's relicensure requirements for Connecticut physicians. The specific requirements of: domestic violence; infectious diseases including HIV/AIDS; risk management; sexual assault; cultural competency; behavioral health, PTSD (veterans), and PTSD (children) are available.

Target Audience: UConn School of Medicine Licensed Physician Faculty; UConn School of Medicine Community Preceptor Affiliated Faculty; UConn Advanced Practical Nurse (ARPNs).

Release Date: September 15, 2012
Updated: May 31, 2016
Expiration Date: July 31, 2018

Learning Objectives

Participants Will (Be Able to):

  1. Review current, peer-reviewed articles in important areas of patient care relating to the Department of Public Health's relicensure requirements for Connecticut physicians.
  2. Describe how such articles impact practice behavior and/or systems of care.

Method of Physician Participation in the Learning Process

University of Connecticut School of Medicine faculty are invited to read journal-based articles in any of the relicensure content areas described above. Participants will then take a post-test followed by completing an on-line evaluation for each article reviewed.

Regarding relicensure requirements for Connecticut physicians, please visit the DPH website for complete details.

To access the program and for further information, please go to Journal-Based CME Course Selection.

CME Credits

CME credits will only be awarded to physicians who meet a minimum performance level of 75% or higher on the post-test administered at the end of each article. Each post-test may be retaken an unlimited number of times until successfully completed. Additionally, participants are required to complete the evaluation associated with each article.

Estimated Time for Completion

The maximum time associated with each article and its associated evaluation is one hour. Participants may only claim CME credits through successfully completing the post-test and evaluation associated with each article.

Please note: In addition to the above and as part of the HIV/AIDs option, participants are encouraged to complete an anonymous and voluntary participant information form. This brief survey reports participant demographic information and practice characteristics to the Connecticut AIDS Education and Training Center in order to assist with future educational planning.

Principal Faculty

Kevin Dieckhaus, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, UConn School of Medicine
Leighton Huey, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, UConn School of Medicine

Medium Used and System Requirements

Viewing the articles requires a computer or mobile device with an internet connection. Articles are in PDF format. If using a PC, opening the articles will require Adobe Acrobat. If using a MAC, opening the articles will require Preview. This program is restricted to licensed physician faculty of the UConn School of Medicine and requires that they have active library privileges. If you are using a UConn Health computer on-site, access will not be an issue.If you wish to use an off-site computer, please use the library barcode provided by the library after registering for a proxy account: Proxy Registration Form.


The University of Connecticut School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Connecticut School of Medicine designates this Journal-Based CME activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM/MOC Statement: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1 MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Conflict of Interest Policy

All faculty participating in CME activities provided by the University of Connecticut School of Medicine are required to disclose to the program audience any actual or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of their presentations. Program planners have an obligation to resolve any actual conflicts of interest and share with the audience any safeguards put in place to prevent commercial bias from influencing the content.

Neither the activity director nor planning committee members have a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organizations that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subjects of this program.

This CME activity does not involve the use of any off-labeled products.

This CME activity has no commercial support associated with it.


All journal articles are provided through the Maynard Stowe Library, which is making them available only to current faculty members of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and/or UConn Health employees. The materials posted on this site are specifically for your educational use. These materials are not intended for distribution beyond your individual use as materials are copyright protected and permitted only for the specific educational purposes intended. Following this policy will protect you from copyright infringement and liability.


We are committed to protecting your privacy. The information that we collect is for the purpose of awarding CME credits and to evaluate each activity and the educational series as a whole. Other than through the evaluation form, no information is being gathered about people who choose to participate in this program.

With respect to the anonymous and voluntary HIV/AIDs survey, demographic information and practice characteristics of licensed physician faculty will be captured. This information will be provided to the Connecticut AIDS Education and Training Center to assist in the planning of on-going educational activities.


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