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Northwest AHEC Launches Mobile App for N.C. Physicians

The Northwest Area Health Education Center (AHEC) of Wake Forest School of Medicine, part of the North Carolina AHEC program, has launched CreditTrakr, a utility application (app) for Apple® mobile devices that will help North Carolina physicians keep track of their AMA PRA Category 1 and Category 2 Credits™.

CreditTrakr provides an at-a-glance status report of completed continuing medical education (CME) activities as well as a list of upcoming educational activities certified by the medical school for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. The new app replaces a pen-and-paper-based log book and provides a renewal status tracking feature that prevents physicians from having to make last minute scrambles to meet CME renewal deadlines.

The app also allows physicians to synchronize previously completed activities logged into the North Carolina AHEC Program database using their user credentials.

The CreditTrakr app assists in logging qualified activities including formal courses, journal article reading, test writing participation and participation in new procedures. The app makes it quick and easy for physicians to record these activities in just a few taps. Certificates can even be photographed and safely stored to back up paper versions that are often misplaced.

Traditional CME has often been cited as fragmented, individualistic, expert-centric, knowledge-heavy, and too focused on meeting regulatory standards. These identified shortcomings have led to greater acceptance of continuing professional development in which the focus is on data-driven self-reflection and assessment, team-based education and collaboration, and the application of knowledge within a larger system of care.

CreditTrakr will assist North Carolina physicians in their search for education based on their own professional practice gaps and demonstration of competencies such as maintenance of certification.

The CreditTrakr app is free and available for download in the Apple App Store for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod devices. For more information, visit or contact Christopher Jones at or (336) 713-7039.

Physicians can access information about and register for CME activities by going to:
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Graduate Medical Education and Patient Services from Northwest AHEC including residency program support, community plunge, and the Student National Medical Association.

Northwest AHEC provides financial support to the primary care (Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics and Psychiatry Residency) programs of WFBMC which help to fulfill the Northwest AHEC mission as demonstrated by the following data.  The Northwest AHEC - supported Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s primary care and psychiatry residency programs graduated 71 physicians in 2007. Of major significance is that 46 of these new physicians (65%) have chosen to stay and practice medicine in North Carolina.

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