WebCME in Diabetes
Innovation in Professional Education
WebCME takes pride in offering doctors a positive learning experience
WebCME is a nationwide e-learning facility offering high
quality Continuing Medical Education for medical professionals. Over 100
qualified doctors are targeted to successfully complete CME courses from WebCME
every year, and all from the convenience of their PCs. In addition to
On-line CME eliminates lost clinic time associated with classroom-based courses
Score and pass/fail notification is sent on the same day an exam is taken online.
WebCME proposes so much more in near future
The choice to receive all
course material on-line or as paperback books.
Free facility includes shipping course material, exams,
certificates, support and reporting to accreditation agency.
What is WebCME in Diabetes?
in Diabetes is dedicated to providing fast, inexpensive and high-quality
training solutions for certified medical professionals. Specialized and
self-paced instruction saves time and expenses associated with seminars and
What is self-study Continuing Medical
Self-study Continuing Medical
Education courses are correspondence programs. WebCME proposes to provide
course materials (textbooks and tests) which can be studied at leisure. WebCME courses
can be selected to enhance professional knowledge. Since no specific classroom
time is required, multiple choice questions must be answered to ensure Accreditation agency
that sufficient training time was spent and proficiency was attained.
What are the Advantages to Self-study for
Save Time and
involve travel expenses and lost clinic time.
Convenience - self-study courses can be completed at
Pace - self-study courses are completed at a pace that allows learning
How long do I have to complete the
Each course or a randomly generated exam with 10
questions generally must be completed within one week of
the date of first attempt. As courses are continually updated, the
completed exam is submitted for CME credit at the
earliest convenience. If logged into WebCME course more than 1 year ago
and has been inactive, validity of a course needs to be
Where do I get hard copies of my internet
RSSDI Text Book of Diabetes Mellitus
released in July 2002, priced Rs.1400 +postage is available from The National
Book Depot, 11/1 Rakhangi Mahal, Acharya Donde Marg, Parel, Mumbai 400 012,
tel 416 5274, 413 1362 fax
413 0877 mobile 98210 77915.
relook into animal insulins, Prof. Sam. G.P. Moses, Chennai; 2. A selective
manual on few aspects of insulinology (based on a national debate on natural
insulins versus synthetic insulins in question and answer format), Prof. Sam.
G.P. Moses, Chennai; 3. Diabetes care, advantages of natural insulin, Arthur
Teuscher, Switzerland;4. Youth onset diabetes in India : nature of diabetes and
problems of insulin treatment in them, Prof. N. Kochupillai and Dr. R. Goswami,
New Delhi; 5. Prion Diseases, what clinicians and diabetologists should know,
Prof. N. Kochupillai and Ms. Jenny Hirst, Ms. Margie Baker. - are some of the
publications of USV Ltd obtained free of cost from USV Ltd.
How will WebCME propose
to deliver course materials?
Via the Web, or if preferred, WebCME couriers hard copy of course materials.
Is WebCME an
approved course provider?
Yes, WebCME meets the
requirements for offering continuing medical education courses.
Can I use WebCME courses to meet the requirements
for accreditation ?
WebCME will have all the
rules that apply to RSSDI accreditation.
Does WebCME notify my Accreditation
WebCME will notify the appropriate accreditation agency viz. RSSDI or any other agencies as
Do I have to take an Exam?
Yes. After completing the WebCME course material,
each exam is taken by choosing right answers for 10 randomly selected questions from a
large question bank of 2,500. When completed, this exam is preferably posted online or
mailed back offline to WebCME for grading.
How do I know how many credit hours a WebCME course will receive?
Each successfully completed exam with 50% correct responses receives
one Credit. An online facility displays the list of courses and exams taken alongwith credits obtained by individual doctors.
How does grading work?
Question data bank
has 2500 single-response MCQs,10 questions are randomly generated in each WebCME course
or exam, and they are valid for one week.
After studying the
course materials, choosing right answers for 10 questions in each
exam must be completed within seven days.
grade of at least 50 per cent must be attained in each of 100 exams before
Credits and a Certificate of Completion of WebCME (Competence with 100 credits)
will be awarded.
of 20 courses or exams and obtaining 20 WebCME credits also fulfills partial
requirement of the Accreditation Program to
recognize Clinicians for providing primary care in Diabetes,
There will also be a course evaluation form that must be
completed. For convenience and offline mailing, a self-addressed envelope will
be provided to return the materials. If an envelope is misplaced, an
Exam or WebCME course evaluation form can also be sent to us at:
WebCME : School of Diabetology, Nizam's Institute of Medical
Sciences, Hyderabad 500 082.
The offline grading
process typically takes thirty business days
from the day all exam forms are received. Once exams
have been graded and a passing grade is attained, a Certificate of Completion is
It is proposed for a WebCME representative
to call and notify for retaking the test free of charge, if a
doctor does not satisfactorily complete WebCME.
Certificate of Completion of
Online Learning Center Acknowledges that
Dr. . . . . . . . .
has completed the webCME in Diabetes, attained 100 Credits
and is now eligible for
as a part of the
by the University Department
Endocrinology and Metabolism, Nizam's Institute of
Sciences, and Vuk Vrhovac University Clinic for
Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, University
of Zagreb to
Clinicians for providing primary care in Diabetes