myCME is a free online educational tool for healthcare professionals and it is now available as an app on iPhones and iPads as well as Android mobile devices. An account can be created from your mobile device or if you are already registered on the myCME website the same log-in details may be used.
There are 299 modules available of which 163 are directed at GPs. The modules can be filtered by profession as the app caters for doctors, nurses and pharmacists.
Modules relevant to learning objectives can be searched for by topic or speciality. Specialities can be browsed without difficulty; specialities include emergency medicine, internal medicine and family medicine. Topics include diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and dermatological disorders.
Information is provided in a short learning module followed by self-assessment using multiple choice questions (MCQs). As the MCQs are taken, there are accompanying explanatory notes to consolidate learning. The module cannot be fully completed unless all the test questions are answered correctly.
|Key features of the myCME app|
Modules do not need to be completed in one sitting as progress to date may be saved; moreover an estimated time to complete is given for each module. Bookmarks may be used to identify suitable modules that may be undertaken at a future date. An evaluation form may be used to provide feedback after completion of the module.
One of the most useful features of this app is that learning credits are logged in preparation for revalidation. Some of the content for GPs relates directly to educational articles featured in GP magazine and MIMS specialist journals. This is particularly helpful for regular readers of GP magazine wishing to translate their reading into information for their appraisal.
A myCME certificate in PDF format may be sent to an email address on completion of a module for inclusion into your appraisal or ePortfolio. The educational content is varied and is contributed by GPs and other healthcare professionals.
This user-friendly app is highly recommended both for practicing GPs and GP trainees in facilitating learning away from the desk.
- Dr Kochhar is a GP principal in St Leonards, East Sussex
- Go to myCME.com/mobile for more information or search your app store to download