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JAMA NetSight: A Guide to Interactive Medicine
September 16, 1998

Tools for ChangeCME on the Internet

Author Affiliations

From the Medsite Communications Corp, Boston, Mass (Dr Peters, e-mail: rpeters@tiac.net; Dr Sikorski, e-mail: rsikorski@erols.com).


Edited by William M. Silberg, Editorial Director, Medical News and New Media Office, AMA Scientific Information and Multimedia Group.

JAMA. 1998;280(11):1013-1014. doi:10.1001/jama.280.11.1013

Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.—Chinese Proverb

A family physician is consulted by the daughter of one of her long-term patients. The daughter read about osteoporosis in a recent newspaper article and wonders if her mother should be treated for the disease, given her advanced age and a history of breast cancer. The physician decides to brush up on the latest recommendations for managing osteoporosis by taking a free continuing medical education course (CME) available on the Web from the University of Florida, Gainesville. Armed with up-to-date information, including knowledge of new drugs undergoing evaluation by the Food and Drug Administration, the physician makes a recommendation to the patient.

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