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Continuing Medical Education (CME) at the NIH

The NIH Clinical Center's Office of Clinical Research Training and Medical Education (OCRTME) currently has a contract with the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine to provide CME credit for NIH educational activities that request CME support. The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Office of CME is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.

Information for NIH Educational Activity Directors

For instructions on how to offer CME through Johns Hopkins for attendees of your activity, please review the following steps:

  1. If you are the Director or Coordinator for an NIH Educational Activity, complete the "New Activity Request Form," which can be found at the bottom of the Hopkins Cloud CME sign-in webpage.
  2. Once you submit the form, please email Johns Hopkins CME coordinator, Ms. Rhonda Myers and NIH CME Coordinator, Ms. Rita Stevens. The purpose of the email is to start the new CME activity administrative process. 
  3. Hopkins will review the form and give you a pricing quote. The Office of Clinical Research Training and Medical Education will cover one-third (1/3) of the total cost of your CME activity. Your institute will cover the remaining two-thirds (2/3) of the cost.

Information for NIH CME Activity Attendees

For instructions on how to to view past attendance and print your transcript of CME credits, please review the following steps:

  1. The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine CME record keeping system is entirely online. The system is called "Hopkins CloudCME." 
  2. From the homepage of the website, click "Sign In" on the upper left hand corner, and choose the second option, "sign in with your email and password." If you have never signed in to the website in the past, you may need to create a profile.If you have attended a NIH CME activity in the past, and requested CME for your attendance, then your email address should be registered with Hopkins CME.
  3. Once you have successfully signed in, please click on "My CME" on the upper right hand corner and from there you will be able to see the amount of credits you have earned and print your transcripts and certificates.

For instructions on how to submit your attendance for an NIH CME activity, please review the following steps:

  1. To receive credit for attending an NIH CME activity, each attendee must register with the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Office of CME at
  2. After registering, text your email address to the Hopkins CME phone number, 443-541-5052, to pair your mobile phone with your Hopkins CME account.
  3. Each NIH CME activity is assigned an activity code. It is the responsibility of the activity coordinator to ensure you have this code before the activity begins. After you have attended the activity, text the assigned activity code to the Hopkins CME phone number, 443-541-5052, to receive CME credit. 
  4. Once the text message is sent, your account is updated to reflect the CME credit earned.

Important Note: Submit your attendance using the activity code within eight (8) hours of the activity. After 8 hours, the activity code will be invalid and you will not be able to submit your attendance for CME credit for that activity.

Privacy Policy: The Hopkins CloudCME website is a third-party website and is not managed by the NIH. The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine privacy policies will apply, which have been reviewed and approved by the NIH Clinical Center. The Johns Hopkins privacy policy may be viewed on the on the Hopkins CME website:

Questions: If you have any questions on how to use the new CloudCME record keeping system, please contact the Clinical Center's CME Coordinator, Ms. Rita Stevens, by email at or by phone at 301-435-6188.

Current NIH CME Activities that use the Johns Hopkins CloudCME record keeping:

  • Clinical Center Grand Rounds
  • Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series (WALS)
  • Pediatric Oncology Branch Seminar Series
  • Center for Cancer Research Grand Rounds
  • Cardiology Grand Rounds
  • Clinical Neuroscience Grand Rounds
  • NIH Palliative Medicine CME Series
  • NIDCR Grand Rounds
  • Neuro-Oncology Tumor Board
  • Neuro-Oncology Pathology Review
  • Department of Perioperative Medicine Grand Rounds

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This page last updated on 04/04/2019

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