BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Oakstone, one of the foremost providers of unbiased multimedia educational programs for healthcare professionals, and NRCME Training Systems, a leading provider of training programs for U.S. Department of Transportation examiners, have announced a strategic partnership to offer NRCME Plus+© Online Training System, an online program that helps medical professionals become certified under new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations required to perform physical exams on commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers.
NRCME Plus+© Online Training System is specifically designed to satisfy the training prerequisites for medical professionals – including medical doctors, osteopathic physicians, chiropractic physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants – to sit for FMCSA's National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) certification exam. FMCSA sites for NRCME certification testing open December 17, 2012, so that medical professionals can qualify for this new certification.
This training system was developed by Dr. Clinton Smith, NRCME Training Systems' founder and one of the ten original consultants for FMCSA's National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. Dr. Smith teamed with Oakstone in offering the training system because of Oakstone's national visibility as an online educational resource and its status as an accredited medical education provider.
Diane Munson, President and CEO of Oakstone, shared that "Our venture is unique: by combining Oakstone's reputation of delivering exceptional educational content with NRCME Training Systems' insight and experience with the DOT examiner needs and requirements, we are positioned to become the medical professionals' trusted educational resource."
In 2014 more than 12,000,000 CMV drivers will be required to get a physical by a FMCSA-certified medical examiner. Medical professionals can be trained and register now to meet the upcoming demand for CMV driver exams. More than 50,000 medical professionals need to be trained to support this demand.
Dr. Smith observed, "Medical professionals that receive the examiner certification early will have the opportunity to establish themselves as accredited providers and to promote their services to trucking firms, commercial and charter carriers, and other driver groups that will need to comply with the FMCSA's May 21, 2014 deadline." Smith further noted that "those organizations and individual examiners currently performing these vital exams, by certifying early, will protect their position in their local market."
To learn more about NRCME Plus+© Online Training System and the FMCSA certification process, visit www.nrcme.com.
NRCME Training Systems, LLC, based in St. Louis, MO, is a leading provider of medical examiner training for the new National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. NRCME Plus+© Online Training System is a self-paced, module-based program that exceeds core education requirements set forth by the FMCSA National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) program. For more information about NRCME Training Systems, please visit www.nrcme.com.
Oakstone Publishing, LLC excels at providing non-biased, multimedia continuing education and certification materials for physicians, dentists and allied healthcare professionals, as well as effective and award-winning wellness resources for organizations interested in encouraging health lifestyle choices among their employees. Oakstone has been awarded Accreditation with Commendation from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), which places it in the top 8% of medical education content providers in the country. For more information about Oakstone, please visit www.oakstone.com.
Oakstone is a portfolio company of BV Investment Partners, a leading private equity investor in the information and business services, communications and media sectors.
For more information or to schedule an interview with Diane Munson, please contact Rebecca Taber at 205-437-3048 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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