The website FreeCME.com offers continuing medical education to professions at no charge. These courses are completely free, entirely online and can be taken at the convenience of the user. Lessons are generally valid and able to be taken for one year after they are released on the site.
Continuing education is crucial in any professional field, but it is especially important in medicine. FreeCME.com allows for this education to take place in a convenient manner that does not interfere with the personal or professional lives of its users. The online nature of the service allows the site to employ medical professionals from around the country to help facilitate the need for continuing education in medicine. Courses are broken up into modules for the user to complete and short comprehension checks along the way.
Each FreeCME user creates an account using a login and password that tracks progress at it is made throughout different courses. Individuals can use this account to show employers the work they have completed and the accreditation that they have earned. They can also use it as a reference point to go back and refresh past courses, essentially creating for each user a personal filing cabinet of knowledge and information that they have attained.