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UAB Medicine is offering a series of free audio podcasts that are eligible for continuing medical education credit. The new UAB MedCast podcasts are available on UAB Medicine's website at They are ideal for physicians, nurses, technicians and other medical professionals interested in staying abreast of clinical and research developments at UAB Medicine while earning CME credit. Averaging 10 minutes in length, the podcasts may be streamed directly from the website using most computers, tablets and smartphones. To access individual podcasts or subscribe to the series, visit or search for "UAB MedCast" in iTunes, Stitcher or iHeartRadio. The UAB Division of Continuing Education designates that each podcast episode is worth a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).

University of Louisville Department of Medicine ( has launched 17 lectures that provide CME credit. There are 17 CME-accredited lectures at this time. The lectures are available in four formats: online at; on YouTube; via iTunes podcast ; and via Android podcast. As with the 100 lectures currently available from, the 17 CME-accredited lectures are provided to the general public free of charge. After viewing a CME-accredited lecture, physicians can click the "claim your CME credit" link to register their completion and obtain the credit. Each CME-accredited lecture hour is $9.99, payable online. Each lecture is designated for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit . All US internal medicine physicians and nurse practitioners are eligible for AMA credit as above. The AMA has established reciprocity with US family medicine and osteopathic medicine accrediting bodies. If you have any questions about whether or these credits will apply for you, please contact your accrediting body before participating.

Attention physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and public health professionals and students! Take this free, interactive training, Pathways to Safer Opioid Use, to learn how to communicate the safe use of opioids to manage chronic pain. Plus, by completing this eLearning course, you can earn free continuing medical education credit. It''s designated for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). This web-based training allows you to assume the role of four playable characters who make decisions controlled by you about preventing opioid-related adverse drug events. The characters represent a primary care physician, nurse, pharmacist, and patient. Take the course now, and receive continuing education credit! Learn more at

CME opportunity available for primary care providers through UAB and the Deep South Network. Two modules on "Prediabetes and Diabetes Prevention in Your Practice" and "Diabetes Screening and Self-Management Education" were just released and are available online at It is free to register and take the courses. A certificate will print/email immediately upon successful completion of the post-test. Each is worth one hour of CME (2 hours total).

For more information about these opportunities, contact us

The professional association of jefferson county physicians

The Jefferson County Medical Society was founded in 1877 as the local medical society for physicians in the Birmingham area. Since that time it has grown to include as members over 2,500 physicians, residents and medical students. Our members practice in all specialties and serve on the staffs of every hospital in the area. The JCMS staff operates a free physician referral service as a benefit to the community.

Questions regarding the JCMS and its membership may be directed to:

Martha Waters Wise
Executive Director
205-933-8601 phone
205-939-0680 fax

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In 2016, the Jefferson County Medical Society, in collaboration with several other community groups, launched Project Access. Project Access is a physician driven, community-wide effort designed to link uninsured indigent patients to appropriate and necessary specialty and ancillary diagnostic, pharmacy and care coordination services for urgent medical conditions. The focus of Project Access in Jefferson County is specialty care provided by volunteer physicians. A benefit for specialists is that all Project Access patients will have an established medical home for their primary care needs at an area community health clinic so specialists do not have to provide primary care.   

If you are a primary care physician and would be willing to see one or more Project Access patients, we welcome your participation as well. All Project Access patients will be seen in the volunteer physician's office during your regular clinic schedule. If you are interested in seeing patients through the Project Access Program, please click on the PROJECT ACCESS PHYSICIAN COMMITMENT FORM.

If you need additional information about the program or have suggestions, please contact the Project Access Program Director, Irby Ferguson, at 271-6820 or, or our Executive Director, Martha Wise, at or 933-8601.