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Gerald William Smetana

Gerald William Smetana MD, MACP

Professor | Boston, Massachusetts    United States of America
Primary Care, Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine, Primary Care,...More
Spoken at 32 events
Speaking at 6 events

Biography :

Dr. Smetana is a general internist in the Division of General Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He received his medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco, and completed his medical internship and residency at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston.

Dr. Smetana is a Master of the American College of Physicians (MACP) and a series editor for the Annals of Internal Medicine. He has published widely in the peer-reviewed medical literature and is a co-editor of a textbook on evidence-based history taking. He is an active teacher clinician with a large primary care practice and plays a central role in the teaching of medical students, medical house staff, and senior physicians. Colleagues have repeatedly recognized Dr. Smetana as one of the Best Doctors in America in a peer survey.

He is the co-editor of textbooks on perioperative medicine and evidence-based medical history taking, served as a deputy editor at JGIM, is an editor for the Beyond the Guidelines series in the Annals of Internal Medicine, and chaired a Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) task force on the research agenda for general internal medicine. He is the recipient of the SGIM national award for scholarship in medical education and is also an active member of the American College of Physicians. On behalf of the ACP, Dr. Smetana has participated in national panels charged with developing performance measures for the prevention of cardiovascular disease and for standards for perioperative care. In 2016, he was selected as a Master of the American College of Physicians (MACP).

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Specialties

Primary Care, Internal Medicine

Interested Topics

Internal Medicine, Primary Care, Headache, Cardiovascular Disease, Evidence-based Medicine, Hypertension, Preoperative Evaluation

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Languages

English

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MOC / CME / CE Requirements
Virginia Board of Medicine

Virginia Board of Medicine accepts the courses that are endorsed by ACCME and grants AMA PRA Category 1 credit.

MD/DO Requirement:

CME Credits Required : 60.00 | Licensing Cycle AMA PRA : 2 Years | Category Credits : 30.00

MD-

DO-

  • 60 hours of CME for every 2 years followed by immediate preceding renewal
  • A minimum of 30 hours must be under Category 1, of which 2 hours must be in pain management, proper prescribing of controlled substances, and the diagnosis of management of addiction.
  • OCC/MOC is not specifically addressed, but an endorsement of recertification by a specialty board is admitted as a substitute by the Virginia Board of Medicine.