Mississippi places a significant emphasis on Continuing Medical Education (CME) to ensure that healthcare professionals in the state maintain a high standard of competence and stay abreast of advancements in medical knowledge. The Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure oversees and enforces CME requirements for physicians.Physicians practicing in Mississippi are required to fulfill specific CME credits within defined timeframes as part of the state's licensure requirements. The Mississippi CME requirements encompass a variety of educational activities, including conferences, workshops, and online courses, covering diverse medical topics relevant to contemporary healthcare practices.Certification of CME compliance is an integral part of the licensure renewal process in Mississippi. Physicians must provide documentation of their participation in accredited CME activities, demonstrating their commitment to continuous learning and professional development.Mississippi's CME requirements reflect the state's commitment to ensuring that healthcare professionals remain well-informed, skilled, and dedicated to providing quality healthcare services to the residents of Mississippi.


Mississippi Physician Continuing Medical Education (CME) Requirements for Licensure Registration

CME/Year: 40
Hours/Year: 20
Licensure cycle: 2 years
Equivalent Certificates: AMA PRA app, ABMS*, GME
Topics: Initial certification only (not renewal); for DOs, all credit must be AOA 1-A.

Learn about Mississippi’s governing bodies for CME

The Mississippi Board of Medical Examiners and the Medical Licensure Commission of Mississippi are Mississippi’s governing bodies for CME and medical license requirements.

Additional information can be found on their website which includes information pertaining to basic requirements, educational requirements, frequently asked questions, requests for license verification, and more.

All information from Federation of State Medical Boards is subjected to change. It should be verified independently.


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