Frequently Asked Questions

Who should take this course?

  • Physicians
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Certified nurse-midwives
  • Physician assistants
  • Naturopathic physicians

When will this course be offered in my area?

It's simple:  When you sign up, we provide access to the online curriculum. We schedule you for the in-office practicum at the same time. Our teaching team will arrange a time that is convenient for you.

What are the course objectives?

  1. To increase knowledge of:
    • Breast anatomy and physiology
    • Elements of a complete breast health history
    • Risk assessment issues related to breast cancer
    • Screening and diagnosis
    • Essential elements of a comprehensive clinical breast examination (CBE)
  2. To improve clinical skills in:
  • Clinician-patient rapport, communication and patient education surrounding breast exams
  • History-taking and risk assessment around breast health
  • The four "D's" of comprehensive CBE:
    • Detection of lumps
    • Description of findings
    • Discrimination between concerning and probably benign findings
    • Decision-making and documentation of plan of action

How much is tuition?

Full tuition is $400.

Are there scholarships available?

If you provide Women’s Health Checks for clients of the Oregon BCC Program, you may be eligible for significant tuition support. To determine if you qualify, contact us before you register.

Is there continuing education credit?


Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. 


OHSU School of Medicine, Division of CME, designates this educational activity for a maximum of  5.0 AMA-PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Academy of Family Physicians

This activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 6 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians.  Of these credits, 3 conform to the AAFP criteria for evidence-based CME clinical content.  CME credit has been increased to reflect 2 for 1 credit for only the EB CME portion.  When reporting AAFP credit, report total Prescribed and Elective credit for this activity.  It is not necessary to label credit evidence-based CME for reporting purposes. 

The EB CME credit awarded for this activity was based on practice recommendations that were the most current with the strongest level of evidence available at the time this activity was approved.  Since clinical research is ongoing, AAFP recommends that learners verify sources and review these and other recommendations prior to implementation into practice.