CME Center: COLA CME Program

COLA Article CME Program

Now you can earn CME credit for preparing for AOBEM's annual COLA exam!

Current COLA CME Programs
2019 COLA CME Program
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2018 COLA CME Program
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2017 COLA CME Program
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2016 COLA CME Program
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About the COLA CME Program

After you use our study material to prepare for the COLA exam, use your COLA exam result in lieu of a CME exam to get your CME certificate! See below for details.

The American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine's Continuous Certification program includes the Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment (COLA) which requires the reading of designated articles each year. In order to maintain board-certification, Emergency Physicians must complete the annual COLA test on the AOBEM website based upon the contents of these articles. A new reading list and associated COLA exam is developed each year.

The COLA Articles CME program is designed to easily help you access the yearly articles, review and understand the material, and obtain AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits™ (equivalent to Category 2-A AOA Credit) in recognition of your educational effort - all over the internet, from any computer! The program is designed to faciliate preparation before you take the annual COLA exam.

The COLA CME program contains:

Key Point Outlines Of Each Of The Articles

We have outlined in an easy-to-review format the key concepts and facts from each of the AOBEM-designated articles. Simply review the outlines to refresh the content of each article as you prepare for the on-line test and keep the outline handy as you take the COLA exam. The outlines are in PDF format and located on the website. If you like, download the PDF outlines of all the articles with a single click!

Links To Each Of The Full-Text Articles

Access the articles on the web: Copyright restrictions prevent from reproducing the actual articles on our website. However, all of the COLA articles are available on-line and the COLA CME Program provides links to websites where the COLA articles may be downloaded at no cost (we cannot be responsible for difficulties with links on third party websites).

Category 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credit™ Provided At No Additional Charge (equivalent to Category 2-A AOA Credit) is an approved provider of continuing medical education by the ACCME. In recognition of the effort required to complete our CME program, you will earn up to 15 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits™ (equivalent to Category 2-A AOA Credit).

Take as long as you like to complete the exam - will remember where you left off. When you are done, obtain your CME certificate immediately on-line. There is no "pass-fail" requirement. If you answer a question incorrectly, you will be prompted with the relevant portion of the article text to allow you to answer it correctly and move on to the next question.

After you use our study material to prepare for the COLA exam, you will have two options to obtain your CME certificate: (1) You may complete the self-assessment exam provided as part of the COLA CME Program OR (2) Upon successful completion of the AOBEM COLA exam simply forward your COLA certificate from the AOBEM website (we provide detailed instructions explaining how to do this) and then return to to obtain your CME certificate. You do not need to complete the CME self-assessment exam on to obtain your CME certificate, although you will certainly have access to it to help you prepare.

Register for the COLA Program