Considerations for pricing

Presently, CMEPEDIA is seeking to distribute only online CME modules in India in the form of an internet-enduring material activity and certify attendance at live webinars.

However, it is the ambition of CMEPEDIA to become the generic distributor of online CME material for the developing world.

CMEPEDIA want to unlock the potential for the re-distribution of CME modules for CME providers by offering them a transparent platform to do so on a global scale without having local distribution offices in every single country. In India, the potential for scalability is huge, as there are many medical professionals.

Healthcare work force in India

Allopathic doctors 1 1.283 million (August 2022)
Dental practitioners 2 270 000 (2020)
Registered Nurses and Midwives 3 902289 (31.01.23)
Auxiliary nurses midwives 4 892829 (01.10.22)
Pharmacists 5 1686342 (04.22)
Ancillary healthcare workers 6 351,178 (2001) 
Ayurveda/Homeo/Unani doctors 7 790000 (2018) 
ASHAS (Accredited Social Health Activists) 8 939978 (2018) 
* A sum of the above verifiable numbers provides the rough estimate of 7,032,616  healthcare workers.
* Annually 51,800 doctors, 24,000 specialists and 279,000 nurses graduate. The number of healthcare workers increases yearly, with more than 355,000 in India.

Average spend for CME

A CME Event of 2-3 days which is accredited at 4-6 credits is available for doctors in India at Rs 3000 to 5000 thousand (approximately 50-80$). This is generally much lower than the registration fee in more developed countries. Medical professionals need to pay these courses out of pocket as there are yet no provisions for tax or employment benefits. Therefore, you are requested to keep affordability in mind. You are advised to sell by module, not by subscription.

Accreditation and transfer of credits

Online CME accreditation is evolving in India.In 2019, Karnataka Medical Council agreed to collaborate with CMEPEDIA. We can assist state councils in developing an equivalency framework to accept foreign CE accreditation seamlessly.

CMEPEDIA advises using our calculation aid to assess a fair price for their modules.