Recertification Pathways

Choose one option below:

Option 1
Complete A or B

Option 2
Complete two items in C or D or E

Option 3
Complete one item in C and one item in D or E

Option 4
Complete one item in D and one item in C or E

Option 5
Complete one item in E and one item in C or D

Requirement:  All certified physicians are required to maintain a minimal of 24 CME in wound care every three years at a conference or other venue approved by CMET.**


Pathways


A.  Completing and passing the CMET Certification Exam.  If selecting this option, no other options are required to be completed.

B.  Case study presentation/documentation, according to CMET Guidelines of five (5) complex wound cases.  Cases of patients seen and treated since last certification or recertification.  If a case is not approved by the credentialing committee or the Board, the case can be either modified to meet approval or a new case can be submitted.  If selecting this option, no other options are required to be completed.  

Case Submission Guidelines:

Step 1:
Submit a brief description of five cases to be reviewed by the CMET committee. From your submission, the committee will select three of the five cases for more complete documentation. The case submissions should be those in which you were the attending physician, or had a major role in the management of the wound care for the patient and occurred within the past 2 years. It is preferred if most are within past 12 months. Case examples: 1. a case where all wound care and related case management was provided by you 2. A case where you had total control of the patient, as well as directed or provided all of the wound care but had referred to another surgeon to perform a more complex surgery. Both types of cases are acceptable.

NOTE: ALL NAMES MUST BE REMOVED FROM ALL DOCUMENTS that will be submitted to the committee. This includes the names of the physicians as well as patient names. The material otherwise will be returned to you to make ensure this is corrected. NOTE item 4 below which describes an attached face sheet that will include physician name etc.

All documents submitted should be copied and kept for your records in the event that materials are lost during US mail transfer of materials to the committee members.

  1. All the above should be typed on an MS word document or similar word processor. Each case is to be numbered one through five.

  2. The initial descriptions should be short 5 to 10 line paragraph with the following information:

          a) Age of the patient, gender of the patient, chief concern regarding the type of ulcer or other non-healing wound, (E.g.: diabetic neuropathic ulcer, ischemic or arterial ulcer, venous stasis ulcer, pressure ulcer, type of malignancy, etc.),

          b) General description of the wound (such as width, length, depth, type of underlying tissue exposed if any, granulation tissue, percentage of Slough, degree and type of necrotic tissue if any, condition of the wound edges and peri-wound, etc.),

          c) Inpatient hospital or office/home management, condition of the patient upon discharge or upon final healing or if case is on-going.

  3. Do not send lab reports, x-rays, Imaging pathology reports, etc. This information may be requested for the selected cases at a later time.

  4. Your full name and contact information is to be placed on an attached separate document as a face sheet for each page or each of the case submissions. Each of the cases will be numbered for internal office follow up. The candidate names will not appear and not be provided to those reviewing the cases.

C.  Publication of one (1) wound care article in a peer reviewed journal, PubMed indexed and approved by CMET.  Two articles published servers to recertify the member without any other requirement.

D.  Presentation of a lecture at a wound care meeting approved by CMET.  Two lectures preclude the other alternatives and serves to recertify the member.  If two lectures are submitted they must be on two different wound care lectures (that is the same lecture at two different conferences will be considered as one lecture).

E.  Presentation of a poster or oral abstract at a CMET approved wound care meeting.  Two abstract presentations preclude the other alternatives and serves to recertify the member. If submitting two abstract they must be on different wound care topics but can be on related topics such as two different treatments for infection. The two abstracts can also be on the same topic if they demonstrate continuation of primary research. Assessed on by a case-by-case basis


CME Requirements

** All CMET certified physician members are required to maintain a minimal twenty-four (24) CME in wound care every three years at a conference or other venue approved by CMET.  This will initiate in 2016 requiring 8 Category 1 CME and then proceed each year with an additional 8 CME until 2018 when the full 24 CME will be required.  Note the following time line:

8 hours Category 1 CME - December 31, 2016
16 hours Category 1 CME - December 31, 2017
24 hours Category 1 CME - December 31, 2018
 
All CMET certified physician members will be required to meet the 24 hour Category 1 CME requirement over the preceding 3-year period - December 31, 2018