Saturday Seminars


February 10, 8:00 am - 4 p.m. 
FMCSA - Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Certified Medical Examiner Training

NJ Hospital Association Conference and Event Center Julius A. Rippel Room A, 760 Alexander Road, Princeton, NJ 08543
Program Moderator: Robert Pedowitz, DO NJAOPS Past-President



 

The National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) guidelines require that health care professionals administering medical examinations to commercial motor vehicle operators in interstate commerce be certified and listed on FMCSA’s National Registry.The New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons offers Medical Examiner training designed to meet the core curriculum requirements set by the FMCSA and to prepare those who have completed the training to sit for the certification exam. In addition to the one-day live program, accredited online preparatory readings will complete the required curriculum.

Course Objective:
This course has been designed to meet the core curriculum for the medical examiner training in accordance with the National Registry for Certified Medical Examiners Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). It expects that participants have had extensive medical training in taking medical histories, conducting physical examinations, and determining differential diagnosis, treatment, and medical management.

Upon successful completion of the course, participants should be prepared to sit for the FMCSA National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners certification examination.

Target Audience:
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and Chiropractors.

Learning Objectives:
• Define the appropriate role of the medical examiner
• Provide an overview of the cognitive, physical and psychological demands placed on the commercial motor vehicle driver
• State the fundamental requirements of the medical exam relative to FMCSA regulations
• Enumerate the qualification standards for commercial motor vehicle drivers
• Know how to properly complete the form

Continuing Medical Education:
This program has been approved for up to 7.0 AOA Category 1-A CME credits.

NJAOPS designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Accreditation Statement:
The New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (NJAOPS) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education (CME) activities for osteopathic physicians and by the Medical Society of New Jersey to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


PROPOSED AGENDA

MCSA Certified Medical Examiners Training  
     
7:15 am Registration and Continental Breakfast  
     
8:00 am Commercial Driving and Public Safety: The Scope of the Problem Robert Pedowitz, DO
     
8:20 am The Role of the Medical Examiner with Q & A Robert Pedowitz, DO
     
9:00 am Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease with Q & A Kathleen C. Heintz, DO
     
9:45 am Break  
     
10:00 am Diabetes and Renal Issues with Q & A Cheryl Rosenfeld, DO
     
10:45 am Drugs, Addiction and the Psychology of Commercial Driving with Q & A Benjamin Gerson, MD
     
11:30 am Respiratory Issues for CMV Operators with Q & A Marcella Frank, DO
     
12:15 PM Lunch served till 12:45 pm followed by working lunch  
     
12:45 pm Sleep apnea and narcolepsy with Q & A Marcella Frank, DO
     
1:00 PM Neurological Issues and Their Impact on Driving with Q & A TBD
     
1:45 PM Seeing and Hearing with Q & A  Ralph Lanciano, DO
     
2:30 PM Break  
     
2:45 PM Recognizing and Managing Musculoskeletal Conditions  with Q & A Robert Pedowitz, DO
     
3:30 PM Wrap up; next steps; concluding remarks Robert Pedowitz, DO
     
4:00 PM Program ends  

*Please note, FMCSA regulations require certified medical examiners to retake the training every 5 years. If you were trained in 2013, you will need to retake the training in 2018.