It’s always intriguing to open e-mail in the morning and look at the latest crop of continuing medical education (CME) invitations. And dream. Who wouldn’t want to go to Maui to discuss common issues in primary care? Or travel to Cancun to learn about using laboratory and clinical parameters to assess cardiovascular risk. But getting time off can be difficult and travel is increasingly expensive. Fortunately, abundant CME opportunities are available online. Physicians can meet licensure requirements without leaving home and often can do so for free.
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