• Medical Review Officer

  • MRO Update Newsletter -– CME Program

    mroupdateA subscription to MRO Update provides complimentary CME. Subscribers have the opportunity to earn up to 10 Category 1 CME credits FREE per year (1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ per issue), and earn ABPM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit too — all complimentary! 

    MRO Update is a valuable resource for health care professionals who perform workplace drug and alcohol testing published by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). MRO Update is written and edited by Robert Swotinsky, MD, MPH, a certified medical review officer (MRO) and substance abuse professional (SAP) who is certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in occupational medicine. Dr. Swotinsky is affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. He is the author of The Medical Review Officer’s Manual, and is on the MROCC’s Examination Development Committee, and serves on the faculty for ACOEM’s MRO training courses.



    1. Read the newsletter (mailed to subscribers via U.S. mail). Specific articles in each issue are chosen to be part of the CME examination. These articles are indicated with a “CME Article” designation along with the title.
    2. Log in to the test. After reading the articles, subscribers who wish to earn CME must log in by clicking on the “MRO CME Login” button. The next screen will request you to enter your e-mail address and then your password.
    3. Complete the test and evaluation. Once logged in, you will be able to access the CME test. Complete the brief 3 question CME activity along with the 6-question Examination Evaluation, check your answers against the answer key, and click the “SUBMIT” button. For ABPM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit, check the appropriate box before submitting a testing activity.

    Questions or Access Problems? If you have questions regarding the process or trouble accessing the testing activity on line, call the Communications Department at 847/818-1800. The testing activity can be e-mailed to you as a pdf whereupon you may print, complete, and return to ACOEM via fax or mail.