Physicians with current and valid licenses in
the United States, Canada, or Mexico who read any 3 of the selected
continuing medical education (CME) articles in this issue of
JAMA, complete the CME Evaluation Form, and
fax it to the number or mail it to the address at the bottom of the CME
Evaluation Form are eligible for category 1 CME credit. There is no
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by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to
sponsor CME for physicians. The AMA designates this educational
activity for up to 1 hour of category 1 CME credit per JAMA
issue toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award (PRA). Each
physician should claim for credit only those hours that were actually
spent in this educational activity.
Physicians with current and valid licenses in the United
States, Mexico, or Canada are eligible for CME credit even if they live
or practice in other countries. Physicians licensed in other countries
are also welcome to participate in this CME activity. However, the PRA
is available only to physicians licensed in the United States, Canada,
To earn credit, read 3 of the articles listed below that
are designated for CME credit carefully and complete the CME Evaluation
Form. The CME Evaluation Form must be submitted within
1 month of the issue date. A certificate awarding 1 hour of category 1
CME credit will be faxed or mailed to you; it is then your
responsibility to maintain a record of credit received.
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complete the CME Evaluation Form to receive credit.
JAMA is a general medical journal. Its
mission and educational purpose is to promote the science and art of
medicine and the betterment of the public health. A flexible curriculum
of article topics is developed annually by THE
JOURNAL's editorial board and is then supplemented
throughout the year with information gained from readers, authors,
reviewers, and editors. To accommodate the diversity of practice types
within JAMA's readership, the Reader's Choice CME
activity allows readers, as adult learners, to determine their own
educational needs and to assist the editors in addressing their needs
in future issues.
Readers of JAMA should be able to attain the
following educational objectives: (1) select and read at least 3
articles in 1 issue to gain new medical information on topics of
particular interest to them as physicians, (2) assess the articles'
value to them as practicing physicians, and (3) think carefully about
how this new information may influence their own practices. The
educational objective for each CME article is given after the article
The following articles in this issue may be read for CME credit:
Microvascular Free-Flap Reconstruction in the Head
Educational Objective: To learn about the indications and
outcomes of free-flap reconstruction in the head and neck.
Risk of Breast Cancer With Oral Contraceptive Use in Women With a
Family History of Breast CancerArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that early formulations of
is associated with an increased risk of breast
cancer for first-degree relatives of breast cancer patients.
Differences in Prognostic Factors and Outcomes Between Women and
Undergoing Coronary Artery StentingArticle
Educational Objective: To understand sex-related differences
after coronary artery stenting.
Efficacy of 3 Commonly Used Hearing Aid Circuits: A Crossover
Educational Objective: To compare the benefits of 3 different
types of hearing aids.
Mutation in the Gene Responsible for Cystic Fibrosis
and Predisposition to Chronic Rhinosinusitis in the General PopulationArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that mutations in the gene
for cystic fibrosis may also be associated with chronic
Effect of Patient Reminder/Recall Interventions on Immunization
Rates: A ReviewArticle
Educational Objective: To review the effectiveness of patient
reminder systems on immunization rates.
Coronary Artery StentsArticle
Educational Objective: To review the effectiveness of
After reading 3 of these articles, complete the CME
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