Medical Reviewer: Jordan P. Roberts, PA-C
There are more CME with Amazon gift card options than ever. It makes sense, because it is really the only way to counteract your stagnant CME stipend.
We’re cutting through the clutter today with the top 3 CME with Amazon gift card options available in 2021. Don’t worry, we’ve covered all the other CME with gift card offers, too.
Oh, and if you’d prefer a card not linked with the online retail giant, know you have different options for prepaid card incentives with your CME.
Here’s how we decided on the featured CME products below.
1. Quality of Content
If it’s not good, it’s not on here. Simple as that.
We’ve also identified one feature that we think makes this offer stand out from other CME with gift card offers out there.
2. Incentive Value
Each of the companies below offer a range of gift card values with your CME purchase. We are going for maximum value here, but keep in mind that there are always other options at different price points to consider.
We also keep an eye on which CME with gift card incentives have been updated most recently, so be sure to check that out, too.
3. Number of Available CME Credits
We’ve noticed a select few CME providers completely removing the cap from the number of available CME credits lately.
It’s more than a nifty feature or trendy marketing phrase; it signifies the provider’s commitment to continuing to deliver the latest clinical updates long after you’ve already spent your CME funds on their product.
Of course, you really need a specific, finite amount of CME credits. So for those offers of unlimited CME, we are making cost per credit calculations based on claiming 100 category 1 hours per year.
4. Price Breakdown
Because we’re looking at this from the perspective of maximizing how to spend CME money, we are only taking the highest price into consideration. For our picks below, this price is also the best overall value. The gift card is technically free, but is functionally included in the amount you pay.
However, every one of these CME deals is conveniently customizable to your individual CME budget. Fair warning, if you want the cost per credit on the lower tier plans, you’ll have to do your own math.
With that in mind, let’s get to the goods.
Our Top 3 CME with Gift Card Picks
1. CMEinfo Insider
Not only is CMEinfo Insider a great value based on the raw numbers, but it’s also in a class of its own when it comes to content.
That’s because you get access to an established, massive, yet easy-to-search library covering your primary specialty plus 18 others. Perfect for brushing up on conditions in other areas that you’ve been meaning to look up for too long now.
It’s also available in any media format; written, video CME, and audio CME.
Getting back to the numbers, the maximum gift card value was just boosted from $2,000 to the current $2,500 a few days before this was first published in late August 2021.
Along with the convenient three-year subscription length, it’s easy to see why it’s such a popular CME option.
Unlike subscriptions that bill you every month or so, the total amount is paid upfront. This frees up next year’s CME funds for trying something different, without the added stress of needing to find all different CME opportunities.
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2. MDCalc Unlimited
There’s a good chance you are already familiar with MDCalc. Their medical calculators can be super handy in those not-in-the-textbook edge cases that inevitably show up.
However, you may or may not have known about their new(ish) CME offers. If you don’t, allow me to introduce you. They help you make the most of your on-the-go learning by awarding CME credits each time you use one of the accredited calculators.
Since the launch of this program, MDCalc has continued to expand their CME by accrediting additional calculators across more specialties.
3. BoardVitals CME Pro Plus
If you need a lot of CME credits in a hurry, you can’t beat Board Vitals. Not only can you earn CME credits fast, online, and anywhere you want, but it’s a great way to pick up a bunch of new clinical pearls along the way.
That’s because the content is organized into medical question banks covering 35+ specialties.
Each item has a concise but complete explanation of every option and a Vital Concept to take with you. Their question bank library is updated through the cloud just about daily, so the content is always as up-to-date as possible.
And of course, the $2,500 gift card makes it a little easier to take your professional education to the next level by purchasing complimentary books, upgrading your technology for a more efficient workflow, or anything else you want.
I’ve tried, but I feel I just can’t tell you how amazing VisualDx is. I truly believe every practicing clinician can benefit from it. VisualDx + DermExpert is probably the most advanced piece of medical technology a healthcare professional can carry with them.
The mobile, tablet, and web apps are extremely powerful but satisfyingly intuitive to use.
If it feels like I’m over selling it, you just need to try it for yourself. Those who know me (or read this website) know I try to keep my CME product descriptions based on fact rather than hype. This is a case where it is near impossible to overstate the utility.
Get your two-year subscription here and thank me later.
If you are currently deciding between spending your CME money on Audio Digest CME vs BoardVitals, this article is for you.