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  • Commercial Driver Medical Examiner

    Currently Being updated. NEW version will be available in early October!!!


    The highly successful Commercial Driver Medical Examiner (CDME) training, led by Dr. Hartenbaum and her faculty for more than a decade, has been expanded to include required details about the FMCSA, how to complete the medical form, and components of the physical examination.

    This CDME training course conforms to FMCSA’s training curriculum modules and topics on regulations and guidelines for conducting CMV driver medical examinations. FMCSA regulations and guidelines are reviewed regularly, and the training is updated as required.

    The CDME training assumes participants have had extensive medical training which should have included training in taking medical histories, conducting physical examinations, and determining differential diagnosis, treatment, and medical management. While content from the FMCSA’s Medical Examiner Handbook on how to conduct a physical examination and details on diagnosis and treatment of specific medical conditions will be included in pre‐and post‐read material, the expectation is that participants have already mastered physical examination, diagnosis, and treatment skills during their health care training and the emphasis will be on those issues specific to the commercial driver.

    Course Summary

    Format: Self‐paced learning, lecture, case study.

    ABPM MOC Credit This activity satisfies 7.00 ABPM MOC credits.

    Tuition:  
    ACOEM Member: $365
    *Non‐member: $465
    Retired/Resident
    ACOEM Member:
    $325


    Registration: Will be available in early October.  

     *Why pay higher non-member fees? Join ACOEM today and receive discount offers on all educational activities! Go to the Join Today page for more details. Members save $500 alone on the complimentary Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Annual Subscription.

    You do not need to be a physician to join — we offer Associate and Resident memberships also!! Contact memberinfo@acoem.org or call 847-818-1800.

    Training Content and Schedule

    The training’s content will focus on the core curriculum material required by the FMCSA, as well as provide participants with additional resources. This will include Medical Expert Reports, Medical Review Board meeting notes, and discussion of other medical literature.  This content will be under the links called “Additional Reading.”  Each Module will have its own additional reading resource link.

    CME Credit: The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 7.00 AMAPRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    The pre and post‐read materials may qualify for AMA PRA Category 2 Credits™ as self‐paced learning. Contact the American Medical Association for additional information.

    We’ve heard you! Given the specific need for this training, earning CME or MOC credits is not the priority of many attendees. In an effort to better serve our audience we’ve removed the price of continuing education credits from the base registration fee. If you do wish to claim credit for this educational activity, you may do so upon completion of the online training for the affordable price of $70. (Includes both CME and MOC credits)

    Once finished with the modules, you will submit to ACOEM the Commercial Driver Medical Examiner Proof of Participation Request form available within the training documents. You will receive your Certificate 2-3 weeks after ACOEM receives your form.

    Course Director

    Natalie P. Hartenbaum, MD, MPH, FACOEM, is the Chief Medical Officer of OccuMedix, Inc, Dresher, Pennsylvania and Adjunct Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She is editor of The DOT Medical Examination: A Guide to Commercial Driver Medical Certification; now in its fifth edition. Dr. Hartenbaum has lectured and written extensively on issues of fitness for duty with a concentration in the transportation industry. She has testified for the National Transportation Safety Board at hearings exploring commercial driver medical certification issues and has served on committees and Task Forces for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Dr. Hartenbaum has extensive experience in both the corporate and clinical setting and is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Occupational Medicine.