Nicole Capsolas is a CME coordinator III at Connecticut Children’s, a nationally recognized best children’s hospital. She aids in planning, implementing and ensuring all the organization’s continuing medical education (CME) activities stay in compliance with ACCME guidelines, guaranteeing the success of their programs. She is also responsible for developing, distributing, collecting and analyzing evaluation tools. Here, she shares her experience in earning the CPD Associate certificate.
How long have you worked in CME/CPD?
I’ve worked in the industry for 3.5 years.
What motivated you to pursue the CPD Associate certificate?
I wanted to pursue a better understanding of adult learning in order to provide quality CME educational offerings.
What is the most important benefit being a CPD Associate to you as a CME/CPD professional?
The certificate shows that I can implement adult learning methods into our outcome measurement tools in order to collect clinically relevant information.
What value does your CPD Associate designation bring to your organization?
I am currently the only certified coordinator within the team, so the knowledge I gained from preparing for this CPD Associate exam has helped demonstrate our team’s alignment with our mission and goals when providing educational content.
How did you prepare for the exam?
I used the pre-exam modules provided through Alliance.
What would you say to someone considering pursuing the CPD Associate certificate?
I would highly recommend becoming certified as it helps you better understand adult learning concepts so you can provide the best quality educational content within your CE offerings.
Visit the Alliance website to learn more about the benefits of earning your CPD Associate certificate or CHCP credential, and explore information about the exam and resources for preparing like Nicole did. Doing so can help you as an individual contribute to the overall success and provide educational opportunities for your team and organization.