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    • How Many Credits Do I Need?

      Physicians are required to complete 48 credits of continuing medical education every 24 months to maintain the Texas medical license.

      The credits may be earned in formal and informal CME activities of which two credits in formal CME must be designated for ethics and/or professional responsibility content.

  • Live Events

    • Physician Resilience: Bouncing Back From the Pressures of Medicine (Register Now)

      Sept. 12 - Oct. 3, Statewide
      Learn how to self-monitor for states of stress and burnout and implement mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques for your well-being and that of your patients. This workshop will teach appreciative inquiry 4D cycle techniques to utilize during self-appraisal. 3 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 3 ETHICS

    • Physician Minefields: Boundaries, Behaviors, and Time (Register Now)

      Oct. 16 - Oct. 17 Corpus Christi
      Navigating physician minefields in today’s medical climate can be challenging. Learn signs of burnout and risk factors for boundary problems and physician suicide. From ethical and legal challenges to how emotions and spirituality affect the medical practice, this seminar offers strategies for achieving professional satisfaction and work-life balance; preserving and enhancing the medical profession; and promoting healthy relationships and resilience. 9 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 7 ETHICS

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  • Publications

    • Aging and Retirement: Practice Dilemmas (Buy Now)
      This activity will educate participants on how to identify potentially impairing conditions that could affect optimal patient care and personal well-being. The activity also will describe how physicians can emotionally and ethically prepare for a successful and satisfying retirement, which represents 25 percent of one’s life. 2 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 2 ETHICS 
    • Challenges: Professional Boundaries and Patient Encounters (Buy Now)
      This activity discusses the importance of professional boundaries while encountering a wide variety of challenging patients. 2 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 2 ETHICS 
    • Closing or Selling Your Medical Practice (Buy Now)
      Are you thinking about closing or selling your medical practice? Several things need to be taken into account when making a career-changing decision.  3.25 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 3.25 ETHICS
    • Coping With Stress, Burnout, and Malpractice Suits (Buy Now)
      Being a physician can be very stressful and not just during the holidays. How you deal with this stress is directly related to your qualify of life. This activity offers (a) a review of factors that increase risk for burnout, (b) tools to evaluate your stress and the impact of malpractice suits on your performance of patient care, and (c) suggestions for implementing healthy coping skills. 2 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 2 ETHICS 
    • Domestic Violence: Ask! (Buy Now)
      This activity discusses types and incidences of domestic violence, barriers to detecting domestic violence, potential ethical dilemmas, legal obligations, screening instruments, and effective interview techniques when assessing domestic violence. 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS 
    • It’s Your Call: Mastering the Telephones in Your Medical Practice (Buy Now)
      Use this book as a blueprint to measure, manage, and staff your telephones for optimal performance. Embrace the tools in this book to improve patient access by expanding to newer technologies, minimizing the need for patients to telephone your practice. 4.5 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 4.5 ETHICS
    • Mastering Patient Flow, Fourth Edition (Buy Now)
      Delivering high-quality, cost-effective patient care requires creating and sustaining patient-centered practice operations. Whether you are new to managing patient flow or a seasoned pro, this updated edition is your essential resource for uncovering new opportunities and efficiencies. 15.5 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 15.5 ETHICS
    • Nonphysician Practitioners, 2nd Edition (Buy Now)
      This second edition includes a framework of delegation and supervision of prescriptive authority to APRNs and PAs created during the 83rd legislative session. Many of the laws governing health care were enacted before the prevalence of nonphysician practitioners (NPPs). 4.5 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 4.5 ETHICS • 4.5 TMLT
    • Policies and Procedures: A Guide for Medical Practices (Buy Now)
      TMA’s Policy and Procedure guide contains more than 200 up-to-date policies and procedures, tools, sample letters, and forms you can customize for your office. This practical, easy-to-use guide is specific to Texas medical practices and Texas law and is based on "best practices" that are vital to running an efficient practice — from solo physicians to large groups. 8 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 8 ETHICS • 3 TMLT  
    • Psychiatric Illness and Disruptive Behavior in Physicians (Buy Now)
      This activity educates participants on how to recognize signs and symptoms of psychiatric illness and identify patterns of disruptive behavior in physicians. It also describes an intervention process for approaching colleagues who exhibit a possible psychiatric illness or disruptive behavior. 2 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 2 ETHICS 
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  • On Demand

    • 10 Ways to Turn Satisfied Patients Into Loyal Patients (Register Now)
      Are loyal patients worth more to your practice than "satisfied" patients? From the front desk staff to the physician, providing a WOW experience leads to engaged patients, better compliance, and  reduced exposure to risk. 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS • 1 TMLT
    • Avoiding Fraud and Abuse (Register Now)
      This course addresses basic health care "fraud and abuse" and provides an overview of state and federal enforcement of laws that can impact the medical practice. 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS • 1 TMLT
    • Avoiding the Courthouse: 10 Practice Pitfalls (Register Now)
      This course highlights a collection of TMLT’s closed claim studies and offers discussion on how risk management techniques may have prevented the outcome that led to professional liability allegations. 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS • 1 TMLT  
    • Dealing With Difficult Patients (Register Now)
      According to a study from the Journal of General Internal Medicine patients perceived as difficult included those with more than five symptoms, severe symptoms, an underlying mental disorder, or lowered function. This can be half your practice! Do you have difficult patients? 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS • 1 TMLT
    • Hard Knocks: An Update On Sports Concussion and Texas Law (Register Now)
      Primary care physicians deal with sports-related injuries among their young patients. This course gives physicians tools to help them evaluate, treat, and prevent concussions in children and adolescents. 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS • 1 TMLT
    • How to Talk to Patients about Tobacco Cessation (Register Now)
      Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of disease and death in our society, yet statistics indicate that just one-third of eligible office visits address it. This course discusses different tobacco delivery systems, cessation counseling techniques for physicians, and meaningful use applications for reimbursement. 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS
    • Identifying Genetic Predisposition to Cancer – BRCA and Lynch (Register Now)
      Intended for primary care audiences, this course discusses two common genetic predictors of cancer – BRCA and Lynch syndrome. It explains how to measure a patient’s genetic risk of cancer and how to identify carriers of these genes.
      0.75 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 0.75 ETHICS
    • Improving Patient Care With Health Information Exchange (Register Now)
      What are health information exchanges (HIEs) and how do they help with patient safety and quality of care? This webinar will help physicians understand current options and opportunities to improve patient care with HIE use. 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS
    • Making Discussions About Death and Dying Easier (Register Now)
      Physicians are often reluctant to discuss dying and end-of-life care with their patients. This course will help physicians open a dialogue with dying patients regarding their wishes for end-of-life care. 1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 • 1 ETHICS
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      No time to attend a TMA seminar? Check-out TMA's variety of live and on-demand webinars available to members and non-members.