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Continuing Medical Education (CME)


CME/CE - VA Physician Assistant (PA)

CME TMS web-based training for VA Employees/Staff

VA Talent Management System (TMS)offers online clinical accredited courses. See below listed CME training available
Date/Time:  Available 24/7 via VA Talent Management System (TMS)
Web-based training
The primary target audience for this activity is Physician Assistants. The secondary target audience for this activity is Physicians and Nurses.

CME TMS Courses Available:

2023/Launch TMS # Course Topic
January 131007144  Behavioral Health and the Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act
February 131007506 Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)
March    131007507 Basics of Adult Transgender Healthcare in the VA
April  131004522 Diagnosis and Conservative Management of Intrinsic Shoulder Pain in Adults: A Primary Care Approach
May  131007509 Aerial View on Traumatic Brain Injury 
  131007721 Update from National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA): Focus on the Physician Assistant National Recertifying Exam (PANRE) Alternative
June  131004524  Demystifying Buprenorphine use for chronic pain and OUD 
July  Canceled Role of PA’s in an Outpatient Parental Antibiotic Therapy Program and also highlight common antibiotic toxicities 
August  13100452 CRC screening/ surveillance guidelines, and use of FIT testing
Sept  000000000  Travel immunizations for the provider 
Oct  000000000 Approach to Anemias
Nov  000000000  hypercalcemia with a focus on hyperparathyroidism
Dec 000000000  Telestroke
2024/Launch TMS # Course Topic
Jan 000000000 An overview of leadership opportunities in the VA
Feb 000000000 Overview of Sleep medicine
March  000000000 Addiction neurobiology and addicts. “What the heck are they thinking”. Why do they behave like that and what are we to do about it? 
April  000000000 Sudden Hearing Loss
May  000000000 PHASER
June  000000000 Tobacco Treatment Specialist

announcment2.jpg  VA Awards Recognition Physician Assistant Initiative - COURSE NOW AVAILABLE!
Course Topic: Physician Assistant Awards Training (Enduring)
Program Description: The purpose of this recorded, virtual knowledge-based presentation is to give PAs in VHA a Basic understanding of VA policy pertinent to employee recognition and awards, VHA Handbook 5017.
Click on the VA TMS Registration Link: TMS# 131010165 Physician Assistant Awards Training (Enduring)
- This course is jointly offered by the 12PAS - Physician Assistant Services Office and the Veterans Health Administration Institute for Learning, Education and Development. 

*VA Talent Management System (TMS) web site is intended for employees and staff of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

What is CME?

Continuing Medical Education (CME) consists of educational activities which serve to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a Physician Assistant uses to provide services for patients, the public, or the profession. Continuing education (CE) applies to all licensed medical professionals.

Certification: Current and continuous certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) is no longer required for employment in VHA.

PAs must possess an active, current, full, and unrestricted license to practice in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. PAs must maintain current registration in the State of licensure if this is a requirement for continuing active and current licensure in that State.

TMS Help

How to find your accredited courses in TMS.
- Go to My Learning>Find Learning(Browse all courses>) page.
- Enter the TMS training number in the Search bar.
- From the Categories box select Accredited Training. 
- The trainings that match the search criteria will display in the Search Results tab. 

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