9 August 2016 – The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and Stanford University School of Medicine today announced their joint effort to introduce HealthPro Advantage: Anti-Doping Education for the Health Professional. Made available in July 2016, it’s the first and only anti-doping course in the world offering continuing medical education (CME) credit to physicians.
HealthPro Advantage is free for all health care professionals, and participants can earn a certificate for successfully completing the course modules, tests, and evaluation. The course covers six key areas of anti-doping knowledge: Anti-Doping Roles and Responsibilities, The WADA Prohibited List, Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs), Dietary Supplements, The Sample Collection Process, and Major Games Anti-Doping Specific Information.
HealthPro Advantage was created as a resource for any physician interacting with athletes and for medical professionals in all fields, from Orthopedics to Sports Medicine. The course is particularly valuable to medical professionals because they are on the frontline treating and advising elite and/or recreational athletes governed by the World Anti-Doping Code, and are similarly subject to those anti-doping policies and rules.
“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 USADA’s Science Director Dr. Matthew Fedoruk. “HealthPro Advantage fulfills USADA’s obligation to provide medical professionals who support and treat athletes with key anti-doping knowledge.”
To introduce this unique education opportunity, USADA and Stanford University School of Medicine entered into a close collaboration, making it Stanford’s first partnership with an external organization for jointly provided continuing medical education (CME).
“For our first experience jointly providing online CME, we couldn’t have picked a better partner for the journey,” said Stanford Center for Continuing Medical Education Director Linda Baer. “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 L. Dragoo, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford University, team physician for the Stanford Football program, and Co-Director for the course stated, “It is timely, very well-done, and a valuable course for any practitioner working with competitive athletes.”
HealthPro Advantage is easily accessible through the Stanford Center for Continuing Medical Education portal at: https://med.stanford.edu/cme/c
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Stanford University School of Medicine and the United States Anti-Doping Agency. The Stanford University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Stanford University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.