Anti-doping course offered for continuing medical education credit

“HealthPro Advantage: Anti-Doping Education for the Health Professional” is free for health-care professionals and can be taken at the Stanford Center for Continuing Medical Education website.

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and the School of Medicine have developed the first anti-doping course that offers continuing medical education credit.

The online course, “HealthPro Advantage: Anti-Doping Education for the Health Professional,” is free for health-care professionals and can be taken at the Stanford Center for Continuing Medical Education website.

The course covers anti-doping roles and responsibilities, the World Anti-Doping Agency prohibited list, therapeutic-use exemptions, dietary supplements, the sample-collection process and specific anti-doping information for major games.

 “USADA is thrilled to be working in partnership with Stanford, a prestigious academic institution and a leader in the field of online continuing medical education,” said Matthew Fedoruk, PhD, the agency’s science director.

USADA and the School of Medicine entered into a close collaboration, making it Stanford’s first partnership with an external organization for jointly provided continuing medical education.

“For our first experience jointly providing online CME, we couldn’t have picked a better partner for the journey,” said Linda Baer, MSPH, director of the Stanford Center for Continuing Medical Education. “USADA was positive and patient as we worked together to navigate through the technical and legal intricacies involved in producing a jointly-provided certified CME activity.”

Jason Dragoo, MD, associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at Stanford and co-director of the course, said, “It is timely, very well-done and a valuable course for any practitioner working with competitive athletes.”



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