In South Dakota, Continuing Medical Education (CME) is a pivotal component for healthcare professionals, ensuring the maintenance of high standards in patient care. The state's CME requirements mandate practitioners, including physicians, to accrue a specific number of credits within designated timeframes for licensure maintenance. These requirements exemplify a commitment to ongoing education and the highest standards of medical practice. Healthcare providers in South Dakota participate in a variety of CME activities, such as conferences and online courses, aligning with the state's medical requirements. Physicians, integral to the healthcare landscape, have specific CME obligations, emphasizing their dedication to continuous professional development. South Dakota's state CME requirements collectively ensure that healthcare practitioners remain well-informed, proficient, and contribute to the delivery of quality healthcare services in the Mount Rushmore State.


South Dakota Physician Continuing Medical Education (CME) Requirements for Licensure Registration

Credit amount: No CME required.
CME/Year: No CME required.
Hours/Year: Nil
Licensure cycle: Nil
Equivalent Certificates: Nil
Topics: No specific requirements

Learn about South Dakota’s governing bodies for CME

The South Dakota Board of Medical Examiners and the Medical Licensure Commission of South Dakota are South Dakota’s governing bodies for CME and medical license requirements. Their mission is to:

“protect the health and welfare of the state's citizens by assuring that only qualified allopathic and osteopathic physicians, advanced life support personnel, athletic trainers, dietitians, genetic counselors, licensed nutritionists, medical assistants, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, physician assistants, physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and respiratory care practitioners are licensed to practice in South Dakota.”

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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