2018 Medical Licensure Renewal Requirements

By Marie Vanbuskirk, System director, Medical Staff Affairs

  • 2 Hours of continuing education in Pain Management, Identification of Addiction, or Practices of Prescribing or Dispensing of Opioids (Category 1 or 2 credit)
  • 2 Hours of continuing education in Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting
    • DO licenses expire October 31, 2018
    • MD licenses expire December 31, 2018

Opioid Education

MLH – The Nuts and Bolts of Responsible Pain Management

Pennsylvania Medical Society online webinars

NOTE: you may access both of these websites via https://www.mainlinehealth.org/cme

Upcoming In-Person Opioid CME and Listening Session (PAMED)

The Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) is hosting a free 2-hour opioid CME, “Managing the Chronic Pain Patient”, followed by a listening session with PAMED trustee leadership. (FOR PMS MEMBERS ONLY)

  • October 6th – Harrisburg

Register to attend one of these in-person sessions, which are designed to help you meet the opioid education requirement for medical license renewal, at www.pamedsoc.org/CMEandListening

Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting

  • On-line CME Course must be taken prior to submitting licensure renewal application
  • License will not be renewed if renewal application is received prior to verification of course completion
  • The State approved course provider will electronically notify the State Board of Medicine you have taken the course (takes approximately 7 days for notification to reach the Board)

State Approved Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Courses

  • Pennsylvania Medical Society (members only)


  • University of Pittsburgh


  • List of Approved Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Continuing Education providers



Access to all MediaSite recordings:


To log in use the following:  Username: physician  Password: 1physician$


How to access a MLH CME transcript

Click the link:  https://www.mainlinehealth.org/cme

Click CME Transcripts on the right of the home page; Follow the sign-in directions


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