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The UHMS Program for Advanced Training in Hyperbarics/PATH is open to MD, DO, NP and PA candidates who have previously completed a 40-hour introduction to hyperbaric medicine course. Candidates who deferred completion in the Stellenbosch CAQ program in undersea and hyperbaric medicine previously offered by UHMS will be enrolled automatically in this revised program at no charge. Upon completion of the PATH, MD/DO candidates will receive a Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) and NP/PA candidates will receive a Certificate of Advanced Education (CAE).

The PATH does not replace fellowship training or board certification in UHM, which is considered the gold standard for training in undersea and hyperbaric medicine. The CAQ/CAE is intended to demonstrate that a candidate has completed a formal education program covering advanced topics in UHM, as well as having submitted clinical cases for formal review.

The PATH is intended to take between 6 to 12 months to complete and represents approximately 100 hours of continuing education credits.


  • Must be a current UHMS Member and maintain membership during the duration of certification.
  • Must have access to a copy of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Indications, Thirteenth Edition.

Components of the UHMS PATH

  • Self-directed learning
  • Reading assignments - Participants will read selected textbook chapters, seminal articles and other publications.
  • Video presentations - Learners will view selected PowerPoint presentations.
  • Case presentations/ write-ups - Learners will submit 10 HIPAA-compliant case write-ups from the initial consultation to the end-of-treatment summary for peer review by a board-certified UHM faculty member.
  • Case conferences - Learners will participate in regularly scheduled web-hosted case conferences led by board-certified UHM faculty members to discuss interesting cases and provide feedback on case workups.
  • Skills lab - Learners will have to complete the UHMS Hyperbaric Medicine Skills and Emergency Management course that will be offered periodically throughout the year.
  • Examination - Learners will have a pre-test and post-test to assess gained knowledge.

Block Topics:

Block 1: Hyperbaric Physiology and Side Effects (9 credits)

Block 2: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (7 credits)

Block 3: Chronic Radiation Tissue Injury (11 credits)

The PATH is scheduled for a total of 9 blocks available soon.
Price: $2,000 (does not include registration to skills lab)

For more information and to register click here: https://www.uhms.org/education/credentialing/caq-hyperbaric-physician-certification.html

Accreditation Statement: The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 9 (Block 1); 7 (Block 2); 11 (Block 3) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC ABPM: This activity has been approved by the American Board of Preventive Medicine for up to 6 (Block 2); 11 (Block 3) MOC credits. Claiming ABPM MOC credit is appropriate for those who are ABPM diplomates.

Full Disclosure Statement: All faculty members and planners participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society are expected to disclose to the participants any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. Full disclosure of faculty and planner relevant financial relationships will be made prior to the activity.

UHMS Disclaimer: The information provided at this CME activity is for Continuing Medical Education purposes only. The lecture content, statements or opinions expressed however, do not necessarily represent those of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), its affiliates or its employees.

Disclosure: All relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests to disclose are listed below for anyone in control of content (if applicable). Those not listed have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose. The content has been reviewed and is free of commercial bias. Any relevant relationships noted have been resolved prior to the start of the activity.


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