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Medical Education Platforms with 1000+ Free Certificates & CME Credit

Free medical education from renowned organizations like the Mayo Clinic, MD Anderson, and Medscape.

Some of the free certificates I’ve earned

Numerous healthcare organizations offer continuous medical education (CME), including online courses and webinars, on a wide variety of medical topics.

Often, these courses include free certificates of completion, like the ones above, as well as continuous medical education credit (CME credit) for healthcare professionals. 

In a previous article, I compiled CME platforms from top universities, including most Ivy League schools. But the online CME offering is vast and goes beyond academia.

So in this Class Central article, I’ve compiled CME platforms from renowned medical institutions, including:

  • Clinics, such as the Mayo Clinic.
  • Medical Centers, such as the MD Anderson.
  • Hospitals, such as the NYU Langone.
  • Specialized Organizations, such the NACE.

I’ve tested the platforms one by one, collection a few certificates along the way, which I’ve included below. Combined, these platforms offer well over a thousand CME resources, many of them free.

If you know more similar platforms, please share them in the comments. I’ll continue to update this list.

CME Platforms

Mayo Clinic

My free certificate from the Mayo Clinic

The Mayo Clinic offers more than 400 continuing medical education (CME) resources, including online courses, webinars, and podcasts. Many of them are free, including the certificate and CME credit.

Here are some of the free CME resources offered by the Mayo Clinic:

You can find the Mayo Clinic’s entire CME catalog here.


Medscape is a specialized online platform that offers a very large number of short text-based CME activities. I’ve counted over 800 free activities, most of them taking less than 1 hour to complete.

Here are some of the free CME resources offered by Medscape:

You can find Medscape’s entire CME catalog here.

MD Anderson Cancer Center

My free certificate from MD Anderson

MD Anderson medical center, which specializes in cancer, organizes live events and offers over 20 on-demand CME online courses and webinars on the various facets of cancer research and treatment.

Here are some of the free CME resources offered by MD Anderson:

You can find MD Anderson’s entire CME catalog here.

Cleveland Clinic

My free certificate from the Cleveland Clinic

The Cleveland Clinic offers close to 150 CME resources, including text-based mini-courses, webcasts, and journal-based activities on a wide variety of medical topics.

Here are some of the free CME resources offered by the Cleveland Clinic:

You can find the Cleveland Clinic’s entire CME catalog here.

NYU Langone Hospital

My free certificate from NYU Langone

The NYU Langone Hospital in New York organizes live CME activities and offers some enduring materials, including multiple-part courses.

Here is the free course on unexplained pediatrics deaths offered by the NYU Langone Hospital:

You can find NYU Langone’s entire CME catalog here.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

My free certificate from Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center offers more than 60 CME resources, including live courses, on-demand courses, as well as grand rounds discussing patient cases.

Here is the free cardiology course offered by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center:

You can find Cedars-Sinai’s entire CME catalog here.

National Association for Continuing Education (NACE)

My free certificate from NACE

The National Association for Continuing Education (NACE) offers over 100 CME resources, ranging from podcasts to webcasts.

Here are some of the free CME resources offered by NACE:

You can find NACE’s entire CME catalog here.


My free certificate from Med-IQ

Med-IQ is an online platform that specializes in medical online courses, with an emphasis on clinical education and risk management education. Currently, Med-IQ’s catalog has over 50 CME resources.

Here are some of the free CME resources offered by NACE:

You can find Med-IQ’s entire CME catalog here.

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Manoel Cortes Mendez

Software engineer and online graduate student in computer science passionate about education, technology, and their intersection.

Comments 2

  1. Jimson Chikopa Banda

    Iam one of the Health Workers in Malawi and I would like to receive the courses and later receive the certificates.
    The courses listed are very important and are worthy learning.
    I would like to have wide knowledge and specialties.
    I ama nurse and midwife but I am not satisfied with my knowledge .

  2. Reubenstein L Haynes PsyD.

    Well presented. A must for today.


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