End-of-Life/Palliative Care CME Program

This CME satisfies the State of NJ licensing renewal requirements for End-of-Life/Palliative Care Training. The method of delivery for the End-of-Life/Palliative Care Continuing Medical Education Program will be an On-Demand 2 hour program. The training session is provided visually by PowerPoint presentation and in audio by hearing the speaker’s voice.


Palliative and Hospice Care, End of Life Decisions
John F. Bertagnolli, Jr, DO
Associate Professor, Family Medicine, RowanSOM
Medical Director, Hospice of NJ

Integrating Palliative Care and Primary Care
Michael Srulevich, DO, MPH
Associate Professor, Geriatrics and Comprehensive Care
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine


General Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • The physician will become comfortable with using several Evaluation Scales.
  • The physician will be better able to understand Hospice Admission Criteria.
  • The physician will be introduced to the New Deleted Criteria.
  • Differentiate the role of hospice and palliative care.
  • Recognize two benefits of palliative care for patients with serious and life limiting illness.
  • Identify two opportunities to integrate palliative care in the primary care setting.

Method of Participation

For successful completion of this activity and awarding of credits, individuals are required to participate in the entire activity session and complete an attestation form, pre-test, post-test and an evaluation form. The post-test must have a passing grade of 70 to submit to the AOA for Category 1B credit.


Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. RowanSOM designates this On-Demand CME for 2 Category 1-B credits and will report the CME credits.


Consistent with the mission and vision of the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, the school's Continuing Medical Education provides this program of education with the goal of improving the quality of patient care by providing lifelong education opportunities for physicians and healthcare providers.


PLEASE NOTE that the dates for the current AOA CME cycle started January 1, 2016 and will end December 31, 2018.  The AOA requires all members to earn 120 credits over a three year cycle of which 30 CME credits should be recorded in AOA Category 1-A and the remaining 90 credits may be accumulated in any category 1-A, 1-B, 2-A or 2-B.

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