Continuing Medical Education Courses

REAC/TS provides accredited continuing medical education in all aspects of radiation emergency medicine

REAC/TS, as part of the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, offers accredited continuing medical education courses in radiation emergency medicine. Many types of professionals can benefit from the lectures, discussions, hands-on activities and role-playing exercises as they learn about the different aspects of the medical management of a radiological/nuclear incident.

Courses are scheduled throughout the year at the REAC/TS facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, or these courses can be customized and taught at locations worldwide, such as hospitals, nuclear facilities and first responder agencies.

ORISE, which is managed by ORAU, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ORISE takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this ACCME activity. Respective courses also are accredited by the American Academy of Health Physics (AAHP).

These educational activities are designated for a certain number of American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award (AMA PRA) Category 1 Credits™ (see specific course descriptions for the number of credits for each).

Customized Courses and Distance Learning

In addition to the courses REAC/TS offers throughout the year at its facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, customized outreach courses, both within the United States and globally, are also offered to meet the needs of your organization.


Contact the REAC/TS Education Coordinator if you have questions about courses available in Oak Ridge, or if you are interested in having a customized course delivered at your location.

Courses available:

Disclosure Statement

It is the practice of ORISE to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. All participating faculty, CME planners and reviewers in these programs are required to disclose any relevant financial relationship(s) they have with a commercial interest that benefits the individual in any financial amount occurring within the past 12 months, including the opportunity to affect the content of CME about the products or services of the commercial interests.

The ORISE CME Committee also reviews activity content and the required financial disclosures to identify any relevant financial relationships potentially affecting CME activities.

If necessary, the provider will be required to make changes to activity content as a result of these reviews. ORISE and the CME Committee also reserves the option to exclude some presentations or abstracts from their accredited program of CME or present this content in a track that is outside of but in conjunction with accredited CME. As always, ORISE will ensure that any conflicts of interest are resolved before the educational activity occurs. Information concerning faculty financial interests or its absence will be conveyed to participants at the beginning of all CME activities.

REAC/TS conducted a Radiation Emergency Medicine course at its Oak Ridge facility on April 5-7, 2022

REAC/TS conducts first in-person REM course since the pandemic

REAC/TS conducted a Radiation Emergency Medicine (REM) course at its Oak Ridge facility on April 5-7, 2022. This three-day course emphasized the practical aspects of initial hospital management of irradiated and/or contaminated patients through lectures and hands-on practical exercises. This was the first in-person version of this course REAC/TS has conducted since the COVID pandemic. It was attended by 10 participants, including physicians, nurses, health physicists and emergency mangers, including individuals from ORNL and Y-12.