Education Benefits

Physicians on staff at a BayCare facility have access to great free educational materials. The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has a weekly CME program that can be a convenient way to fulfill your CME requirements while learning important information about the latest advances in medicine. Most of these journals have mobile applications for your convenience.

Online Medical Resources
As a credentialed physician at one of our hospitals, you have access to our online Clinical Reference Library. Several journals and publications are available, at no cost to you.

Clinical Key:  ClinicalKey is a dynamic clinical resource designed to provide physicians with fast, clinically-relevant answers from Elsevier's enormous library of proprietary medical and surgical content.  It finds answers from across 30+ medical specialties using e-journals and e-books and includes patient care handouts as well. 

Essential Evidence Plus:  Essential Evidence Plus is an evidence-based clinical reference database that can be used at the point of care to provide current information on a large variety of topics that are useful to the practitioner as well as the patient. 

Lexi-Comp:  Lexi-Comp ONLINE provides time-sensitive clinical information at the point-of-care.  Updates to content are performed daily, providing physicians, pharmacists, and nurses with the most current drug information available anywhere.  Lexicomp, in collaboration with UpToDate, provides a database that contains over 2800 leaflets outlining Conditions, Procedures, Discharge Instructions, and Healthy Living topics to assist in educating patients.  All of the leaflets are available in Spanish.  In addition, over 340 of the most frequently accessed leaflets are also available in 19 languages.

The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM): The New England Journal of Medicine is a peer-reviewed medical journal published by the Massachusetts Medical Society. It is the oldest continuously published medical journal in the world, and is the most widely read, cited and influential general medical periodical in the world.

Medical Library
The Medical Library maintains a core collection of materials in the fields of clinical medicine, nursing and allied health. Resources are available in the form of books, journals and Web-based databases. The library staff provides literature search services for physicians and team members to support their clinical, research and information needs by locating quality, up-to-date information. The library assists patrons with general and complex reference questions, use of the Internet and databases.
Key Benefits
• Library provides literature search service for physicians and all team members. Usual turnaround time for searches is 24 hours. Search requests can be made by phone, fax or e-mail. You can request a search at no charge and have a turnaround within 24 hours.
• One-to-one consultation about literature searches
• Internet access to multiple clinical databases including Medline
• Remote access to full-text books and articles. Most journals have mobile and PDA applications for your convenience.
St. Joseph’s Hospital Medical Library
Located on the first floor of St. Joseph’s Hospital directly across from the Pastoral Care department
Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm
Note: Physicians’ ID badges are coded for after-hours access to the library. All other affiliated health care team members may be granted after-hours access by security.
Morton Plant Hospital Medical Library
Located on the ground floor of Morton Plant Hospital directly across from the Medical Affairs department
Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm
Note: Physicians’ ID badges are coded for after-hours access to the library. The library is available to all affiliated team members after hours by borrowing pre-coded access cards from the Nursing Administration office.
Continuing Medical Education
Each hospital is accredited by the Florida Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Programs vary by hospital.
St. Joseph's Hospital
• Live regularly scheduled departmental conferences, e.g. weekly cancer conferences
• Re-licensure requirements offered yearly
• CME applications available through Doctor Connect
• CME transcripts are available upon request
Morton Plant Mease Hospitals
• Live CME program at Morton Plant Hospital on Tuesdays (12-1pm) in Tuttle Auditorium (live stream to the physicians’ lounges at Mease Dunedin and Mease Countryside hospitals, Morton Plant North Bay classroom, and Turley Family Health Center lecture hall; primary care physicians can watch from office computers).
• Archived Videos at
• Neurology case conferences - Morton Plant Hospital campus
• Hospitalist conference - Morton Plant Hospital campus
• Schwartz Rounds at Mease Countryside and Morton Plant hospitals offered bi-monthly
• Live regularly scheduled physician conferences, e.g. weekly cancer conferences at Morton Plant, Mease Countryside and Morton Plant North Bay hospitals' campuses
• Re-licensure requirements offered yearly (fall)
• CME applications available through
• CME transcripts are available upon request.
St. Anthony’s Hospital
• Live CME activities at St. Anthony’s Hospital Auditorium, 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 12-1pm, except for summer break (June, July and August)
• Video-recorded Tuesday CME programs are hosted on our CME Connections Web page and are available to all BayCare affiliated physicians for CME credit.
• Tumor Board/Cancer Conferences - Cancer Care Center
• Dermatology Case Conferences – St. Anthony’s Outpatient Center
• Variety of specialty conferences hosted during the summer months
• Mandated re-licensure requirements offered every fall
• CME applications available by contacting the CME Coordinator: (727) 825-1407
• CME transcripts are mailed to all attendees at the end of each calendar year and are available upon request.
• All CME credits earned through St. Anthony’s CME programs are posted to

Education Benefits