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Oakstone CME partner Mount Sinai Hospital ranks #1 Best Geriatrics Hospital in the U.S.


Oakstone CME partner, the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at Mount Sinai, has ranked as the #1 Best Geriatrics Hospital in the nation for 2020-21 by the U.S. News and World Report.

“This honor is a credit to each and every member of this department, whose shared mission is to ensure the highest quality care for older adults, persons with serious illness, and their loved ones,”  said R. Sean Morrison, M.D., Ellen and Howard C. Katz Professor and Chair. “This prestigious achievement reflects our clinicians, administrators, researchers, educators, health policy influencers, and every individual member of our team.”

And now, you can learn from the best. Oakstone CME is proud to partner with the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai for the newly released program Intensive Update with Board Review Including COVID-19 in Geriatric and Palliative Medicine.

This valuable online CME program includes updated COVID-19 information; ideal for maintenance of certification.This in-depth CME course includes expert presentations on topics like geriatric syndromes, late-life depression, sleep disorders, surgical emergencies, capacity assessment, falls, hospice and more.

Not only is the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at Mount Sinai ranked #1 in geriatric care, but the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai also houses the largest and most comprehensive training program in the country, and is responsible for the education of at least 10 percent of American geriatricians. 

“The Center to Advance Palliative Care and the National Palliative Care Research Center ensure that our hard work can be replicated throughout the country and adaptable to all varieties of settings,” Dr. Morrison said.

In addition to helping you stay current on the latest advancements and newest treatment methodologies, Intensive Update with Board Review Including COVID-19 in Geriatric and Palliative Medicine will help you to:

  • Understand the benefits and drawbacks of novel therapies for older adults

  • Assess and manage pain and non-pain issues

  • Prepare for the ABIM geriatric and palliative medicine board exams

  • Evaluate and guide medical interventions to improve patient quality of life

  • Discuss updates in COVID-19 diagnosis, management and treatment

Available online, Intensive Update with Board Review Including COVID-19 in Geriatric and Palliative Medicine provides a maximum of 94 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ and 94 ABIM MOC points. Act now to access unbiased, evidence-based content and case-based reviews so you can prepare for board exams, expand your knowledge and incorporate the latest guidelines into your daily practice.

Again, congratulations to Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at Mount Sinai. Read more on their ranking at U.S. News and World Report.

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VIDEO: Avoid the year-end CME credit crunch

The end of the year is coming fast, and you may still be a few credits short. No worries! Oakstone’s got you covered with the CME you need.

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Our content is developed in collaboration with some of the top institutions, societies, and leaders in medicine.  Oakstone CME is always unbiased, evidence-based education without commercial influence.  

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VIDEO: Oakstone CME Helps You Deliver Enhanced Patient Care

It’s challenging today for medical professionals to stay abreast of the latest developments in their specialties to enhance patient care and improve outcomes.

Oakstone CME contains the highest quality content across 30+ specialties developed in collaboration with some of the most esteemed organizations and professionals in medicine.  Our content is unbiased and without commercial influence. 

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The pressures on today's healthcare professionals is greater than ever. Navigating COVID threats while continuing to provide the best patient care possible doesn’t leave a lot of time for other priorities. Yet, physicians still must figure out how to meet their CME requirements.

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Audio Companions Are A Go To CME Tool For Physicians


It may seem as if there is never a good time to earn continuing medical education credit. Practicing medicine is a busy, stressful endeavor. Full days of patient appointments are often followed by late afternoons and evenings of paperwork and EMR entries. What little free time is left you hope to spend with family, friends, or perhaps a good book. It’s natural to procrastinate -- until you’re faced with a looming CME deadline. On top of it all, your CME options may be limited due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has forced the cancellation of live medical conferences.

Is there an easy way to overcome these hurdles? To earn CME no matter how busy you are? To avoid procrastinating? To replace a canceled conference with something reliable and trustworthy? Fortunately, there is. For years, many of your peers have received CME credits from one of Oakstone Medical Publishing’s acclaimed audio companion CME courses. Oakstone has partnered with top medical institutions to bring written content to life. There are audio companions for internists (based on the American College of Physicians’ Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program), surgeons (based on the American College of Surgeons’ Surgical Education Self-Assessment Program), and those who treat older individuals (based on the American Geriatrics Society’s Geriatrics Review Syllabus). You can take these audio companion CME courses anywhere and learn anytime – at your own pace. And you get online CME credit along the way from renown medical societies.

Don't take our word for it. Here's what your peers are saying.

MKSAP Audio: A CME Course That Makes the Most of ‘Windshield Time’

“I was looking for a way to productively use my ‘windshield time’ commuting to and from the clinic,” explains Prentiss Taylor, MD, FACP, attending physician at Advocate Christ Hospital in the Chicago area, a long-time subscriber to the MKSAP Audio Companion. Dr. Taylor says he appreciates the clinical vignettes presented by host Donald, Deye, MD. He finds the discussions so compelling that “sometimes I spend time at red lights writing down key points that I pick up.”

Greg Burke, MD, of Danville, PA agrees. “I really like the interchange Don Deye has with the expert faculty.” The MKSAP audio online CME resource also helps clinicians who do not practice internal medicine day to day. “I’m a radiation oncologist,” says Steven Gregoritch, MD, PhD, FACP, FACRO, who practices in Seneca, PA and is double boarded in oncology and internal medicine. “I don’t work in internal medicine regularly, so I don’t get that regular reinforcement. I used MKSAP Audio Companion as my primary means of preparing for recertification, and I did it!”

He’s not the only one. Says Bertha S Ayi, MD, of Clinton, MD: “I’m an infectious disease specialist, and it's important for me to stay up-to-date with all fields of general internal medicine. I would highly recommend MKSAP Audio Companion for any internal medicine physician who wants to keep up to date and get a lot of information in a short period of time.”

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SESAP Audio: Board Prep for Residents and a Must-Have Tool for Community Practice

“As a resident, it is often difficult to study and keep up with the most recent literature,” says Melissa Meghpara, DO, who is based in New York. “SESAP audio allows me to listen to lectures on my commute with ease while presenting the most up to date information. It is also an excellent companion to the SESAP questions to help with my board studying.”

Meanwhile, Michael Burchett, DO, of Silvis, IL, calls SESAP Audio Companion “a great resource for learning while driving that is a must for me in community practice.  The CME is great as well.” And Caren Wilkie, MD, of Daytona Beach, FL, points to SESAP audio’s “concise practical material to focus and prepare for board exams.I highly recommend it.”

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