Category 2 CME Credit

How to claim your time on and The Smartest Doc for Category 2 CME credit

You may be able to claim your time spent reading MDLinx articles and taking Smartest Doc daily or review quizzes for Category 2 CME credit, if you're using the summaries, articles and quizzes as self-directed learning activities. Here's how:

  1. Request your activity reports monthly or weekly*
    • Click any of the Cat 2 CME Recorder buttons on article and summary pages to get your reading activity.
    • Click on the Cat 2 CME Recorder button upon quiz completion for your quiz history
  2. Add # of Credits to the activity reports based on your time investment
    • You will receive an email from with your activity for the past 30 days.
    • You must add the # of Credits into the open section of the table contained in the report. AMA guidelines on this are:

      In each case, the physician determines the number of credits by claiming one (1) AMA PRA Category 2 CreditTM for each 60-minute hour engaged in the learning activity. Physicians may claim credit in 15 minute, or 0.25 credits, increments, and should round to the nearest quarter hour.

  3. Save your reports to support your claim for Category 2 credit
    • Once you have added the # of Credits to your reports, save them in a safe place to retrieve when you're ready to submit your claim to your institution or other such entity. Do not submit any claims to MDLinx.
    • Not sure how to modify the email reports? Here are tips from MDLinx users that may help.
      1. Forward the email to yourself. Type in # Credits, then send it to yourself. File the email in a CME folder for easy reference later.
      2. Copy and paste the table from the email into an Excel spreadsheet. Update the spreadsheet each month with new entries from the emails. Save the emails in a folder. Submit them and the spreadsheet with the claim.

        Questions? Suggestions for your colleagues? Email them to

*MDLinx member activity is tracked in 7-day and 30-day cycles only. CME Recorder reports are not available for periods
of time longer than 30 days.

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