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Since 1992, the Monthly Podcast That Saves You Time While Keeping You Up-to-Date With the Primary Care Literature That Matters Most!

The Upbeat, Efficient Way to Stay Current
Sit back, relax and let front-line primary care clinicians keep you current. We review over 600 medical journals each month so you don't have to. PCMA is the monthly evidence-based, literature-focused podcast that you'll come to trust and depend upon.

Hyperalimentation in Primary Care Information
Each month you'll receive an upbeat, fast-paced audio program detailing the key aspects of 30 papers by one of our three panels of physician experts. Plus, you'll also receive author interviews, audio essays, Grand Rounds presentations, provocative commentaries and earn CME.

Your One-Stop Source for the Latest in Patient Care
Join the thousands of your colleagues who have come to count on the PCMA team to deliver the essential information they need to stay current. You'll not find a more authoritative, enjoyable, cost-effective way to glean the key information from the latest medical literature.


Listen to a brief introduction from one of our moderators, Ken Milne, MD

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The Smarter Way to Keep Up-to-Date.
You'll Never Look Back.

Here's What You'll Receive Every Month:

30 Key Papers
Abstracted and Reviewed

30 articles from refereed journals are chosen by our physician editors from the 600+ journals we survey. Original abstracts are written focusing on the essential "take home" points. Audio summaries of the abstracts are presented with critique and analysis by our commentators.

An Interview With a
PC Newsmaker

Whether it is an author of a key article or some other primary care notable, each month you'll hear an in-depth interview by one of our commentators.

An Audio Essay on a
Leading-Edge PC Topic

Our commentators present a 20-30 minute audio essay, which includes a printed searchable summary.

A 30-Minute Grand Rounds Lecture

Each month you'll hear a lecture selected from the Grand Rounds series from the Department of Internal Medicine at Michigan State University. Presented by experts in their fields, these lectures will help keep you up-to-date on a large variety of key primary care topics.

Reflections of a Skeptic

Professor Emeritus at UCLA Jerry Hoffman, MD, past co-host of PCMA for over 24 years, will provide a provocative look at a new topic each month. Renowned for his ability to dissect the sources of bias in the medical literature, Jerry always puts a thoughtful spin on medical information that causes us to think twice.

Plus, You'll Also Get:


Access to Our Comprehensive Database of Primary Care Titles
Each month all article titles felt germane to primary care from the 600+ journals we survey (currently over 150,000) are available in a searchable database
Access to All Prior Issues

You'll have access to over 10,000 abstracts going back to 1992 (most with audio commentary), over 150,000 nonabstracted citations and over 250 essays.

Up to 108 CME Credits Annually

Simply take a brief online quiz and evaluation and you'll earn up to 9 hours of ACCME, Category I CME credit monthly.

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CME Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Michigan State University and The Center for Medical Education, Inc. The Michigan State University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Michigan State University designates this enduring material for a maximum of 9.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Both PA and NP organizations recognize AMA PRA Category 1 credit™ as approved CME.

Target Audience

This activity will be directed to physicians, PAs and NPs who provide primary care services, and who are seeking an evidence-based, literature-focused update in controversial and trending areas of primary care.

Learning Objectives

After completing the monthly issues of Primary Care Medical Abstracts, participants will be able to:

  • Apply literature-based recommendations to the provision of patient care and adjust their practices in order to promote improved patient outcomes