Physician Assistant CME Online Course

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Complete your Physician Assistant CME requirements with the Med-Challenger Physician Assistant online self-assessment program. Earn up to 195 NCCPA-Approved AMA Category 1 CME Credits™ – and – 20 AAPA-approved CME credits while simultaneously preparing for the PANCE/PANRE Exam. The online PA question bank can be used to earn CME hours, prepare users for the PANCE/PANRE exam, or both at the same time. Users with a solid understanding of physician assistant concepts will be able to answer questions correctly, and efficiently earn the requisite hours through this top-rated PA CME activity.

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Earn up to 195 NCCPA-Approved AMA Category 1 CME Credits
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Physician Assistant CME Course Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of National Association for Continuing Education and Challenger Corporation. The National Association for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This Self-Assessment CME program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 20.00 AAPA Category 1 Self-Assessment CME credits by the AAPA Review Panel. Approval is valid for one year from the release date of 07/01/2018. PAs should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This program was planned in accordance with AAPA CME Standards.

For NCCPA certification maintenance ONLY, NCCPA will now apply an additional 50 percent weighting when these self-assessment credits are logged for NCCPA certification maintenance purposes. PAs should log up to a maximum of 20.00 AAPA Category 1 Self-Assessment CME credits, as the additional weighting will be automatically applied by NCCPA.

AAPA Category 1 Self-Assessment CME credits

Table of Contents

Everything you need to know for your PA Exams.

Abdominal Pain
Acute Pelvic Pain in Women
Acute Vaginal Bleeding
Back Pain
Chest Pain
Depressed Consciousness and Coma
Dizziness and Vertigo
Fever in the Adult Patient
Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Headache: Initial Approach
Nausea and Vomiting
Seizures: Initial Approach
Congenital Heart Disease in the Adult
Congestive Heart Failure
Dysrhythmias / Conduction Defects
Ischemic Heart Disease
Myocardial Disease
Pediatric Cardiovascular Disease
Pericardial Disease
Valvular Heart Disease
Vascular Disease
Hypotension and Shock
Eye: Assessment
Eye: Glaucoma
Eye: Inflammation & Infection
Eye: Pharmacology
Eye: Vascular Disorders
Nose: Infection & Inflammation
Oral Cavity: Medical Disorders
Otologic Infections
Otologic Signs, Symptoms & Presentations
Pediatric Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Disorders
Throat & Soft Tissue Neck: Medical Disorders
Biliary Tract Disease
Colonic and Anorectal Disease
Esophageal Disorders
Liver Disease
Pancreatic Disease
Pediatric Gastrointestinal Disorders
Small Intestinal Disease
Stomach or Duodenum
Undiagnosed Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
Acid Base Disorders
Acute Renal Failure
Chronic Kidney Disease
Glomerular Disorders
Pediatric Nephrology and Urology
Penile Disorders
Prostate Disorders
Sexually Transmitted Infections: Male
Testicular Disorders
Urinary Incontinence
Urinary Tract Infections
Water and Electrolyte Balance
Bone Tumors
Breast Cancer
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
Gastrointestinal or Hepatic Cancer
Gynecological Cancer
Hematologic Malignancies
Lung Cancer
Management of Malignant Pain
Neoplasms of the Head and Neck
Oncologic Emergencies
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Sickle Cell Disease
Transfusion Medicine (Principles and Complications)
Urological Cancer
Affective Disorders
Anxiety Disorders
Dissociative Disorders
Eating Disorders
Factitious Disorders & Malingering
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
Personality Disorders
Psychological Factors Affecting Medical Disorders
Somatoform Disorders
Substance Abuse
Suicidal behavior
Thought Disorders

Asthma and other Obstructive Lung Disease
Interstitial Lung Disease
Lower Respiratory Tract Infections
Occupational and Environmental Lung Disease
Pediatric Respiratory Disorders
Pleural Disease
Pulmonary Vascular Disease
Sleep Medicine
Upper Respiratory Tract Infections
Auto-Immune Collagen Vascular Disorders
Drug Allergy
Food Allergy
Hypersensitivity Reactions
Pediatric Allergy/Immunology
Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders
The Immunocompromised/Solid-Organ Transplant Patient
Bacterial Infections: Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus
Bacterial Infections: Meningococcemia, Pneumococcemia
Bacterial Infections: MRSA, VRE, ESBL
Bacterial Infections: Tuberculosis
Parasitic Infections
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Sepsis Syndromes
Systemic Fungal Infections
Tick-Borne Illnesses
Viral Infections: HIV & AIDS
Viral Infections: Influenza, Mononucleosis, Herpes
Viral Infections: Rabies
Bone and Joint Infections
Crystal-induced Arthropathy
Deep Soft Tissue Infections
Disorders of Muscles
Infectious, Inflammatory, and Reactive Arthritis
Neck and Back Pain
Pediatric Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Disorders
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sports Injuries/Trauma
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Systemic Sclerosis
Central Nervous System Disorders: Delirium and Dementia
Central Nervous System Disorders: Demyelinating/Inflammatory Diseases
Central Nervous System Disorders: Diseases of Movement Control
Central Nervous System Disorders: Seizures
Central Nervous System Disorders: Spinal Cord Syndromes
Central Nervous System Infections
Cerebrovascular Accidents: Epidemiology and Presentation
Cerebrovascular Accidents: Initial Work-Up
Cerebrovascular Accidents: Preventive Care
Cerebrovascular Accidents: Treatment
Headache: Cervical Neck Vessels, Subarachnoid, and Venous Emergencies
Headache: Cluster, Migraine, and Tension
Headache: Less Common Etiologies
Neurologic Assessment
Pediatric Neurologic Disorders
Peripheral Nervous System Disorders: Neuromuscular Junction Disease
Peripheral Nervous System Disorders: Neuropathies
Selected Cranial Nerve Disorders
Adrenal Disorders
Diabetes Mellitus
Disorders of Calcium Metabolism and Bone
Lipid Disorders
Pediatric Endocrine Disorders
Thyroid Disorders

Expert Contributors

Written & continually maintained by board-certified, practicing medical professionals.

Continually Updated
All content is continually maintained by clinical expert peer-review.


Mark W. Perdue, PA-C
Former Faculty Instructor
University of Oklahoma Tulsa Physician Assistant Program
Physician Assistant
Mednow Urgent Care

Contributing Editors / Clinical Reviewers:

Kathleen K. Aiello, MD, FAAP
Ambler Pediatrics
Ambler, PA

Deborah Brunson, MD
Boulder, CO

Joseph Cama, MD
Carabou Medical
Towanda, PA

Adam Cohen, MD
Depatment of Oncology
Huntsman Cancer Institute
Salt Lake City, UT

Kimberly Collins, MD
Emergency Physician
MedExpress Urgent Care
Tampa, FL

Michael Anthony Darracq, MD, MPH
Emergency Physician
Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, Southern California
San Diego, CA

Arthur Frazzano, MD, FAAFP
Founding Director, Area Health Education Center of RI Network
Director, Division of Health Policy and Advocacy and Associated
Fellowship Program
Associate Professor
Department of Family Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School
Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island

Alex Kadner, PhD
Medical Writer/Scientific Consultant, Neuroscience
Ballston Spa, NY

Gerard Kiernan, MD
Dartmouth Hitchcock Clinic
Keene, NH

Miguel G. Madariaga, MD, MSc, FACP, DLSHTM
Director, Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine
Physician, Infectious Disease
Doylestown Hospital
Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Amy Marcini, MD
General and Orthopedic Surgeon
Boston, MA

Laeth Nasir, MBBS
Professor and Chairman
Department of Family Medicine
Creighton University
Omaha, NE

Jahan Porhomayon, MD. CBA, FCCP
Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, New York

Joseph Scott Savage, DO, FAAEM, FACHE, FSCP, FAIHQ
Staff Physician
Emergency Dept.
Yale-New Haven Health System
Bridgeport Hospital
New Haven, CT

George Smolinksi III, MD
Major, Medical Corps, U.S. Army
Physical Medicine Clinic
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center
Landstuhl, Germany

Richard Snyder, DO
Integrative Medicine Practitioner
LeHigh Valley Nephrology Associates

Rodrigo Tanchanco, MD, FACP
Christiana Medical Group
Newark, DE

Frank Townsend, III, MD, JD
Attending Physician
Greater Baltimore Medical Center
Baltimore, MD

Tricia A. Walters, MD
Family Medicine w/ Obstetrics
Wyatt, IN

Cezary Wojcik, MD, PhD
Deaconess Hospital
Assistant Professor
Indiana University School of Medicine
Evansville, IN

Melissa Wolf, MD
Bozeman Deaconess Women’s Specialists
Bozeman, MT

Sean Wormuth, MD
Emergency Medicine Physician
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
Vallejo, CA


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What are the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants CME Requirements?

In 2014, The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) began transitioning certified PAs to a 10 year certification maintenance process. NCCPA certification maintenance currently requires that a PA:

✔ Take a recertification exam every 10 years.
✔ Earn 100 CME credits every two years, including at least 50 Category 1 CME credits.
✔ Pay a certification maintenance fee to NCCPA every two years.

The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
The American Academy of Physician Assistants
Continuing Education requirements change often. We monitor the boards regularly to stay current, but if any information appears out of date, contact us and let us know.

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