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 charge.
The American Medical Association (AMA) is accredited 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, or Mexico.
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.
One of our goals is to assess continually the educational needs of our
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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:
Teaching Medical Students in the Ambulatory Setting:
Strategies for SuccessArticle
Educational Objective: To learn about effective
strategies for teaching medical students in the ambulatory setting.
Intravenous Ancrod for Treatment of Acute Ischemic
Stroke: The STAT Study: A Randomized Controlled TrialArticle
Educational Objective: To learn the risks and
benefits of a defibrinogenating agent for treatment of acute ischemic stroke.
Serum Uric Acid and Cardiovascular Mortality: The
NHANES I Epidemiologic Follow-up Study, 1971-1992Article
Educational Objective: To learn that serum
uric acid levels may predict cardiovascular mortality.
Association Between Method of Delivery and Maternal
Educational Objective: To learn that rehospitalization
after childbirth may be more common for women with cesarean or assisted vaginal
Antiretroviral Drug Resistance Testing in Adult HIV-1
Infection: Recommendations of an International AIDS Society–USA PanelArticle
Educational Objective: To learn an expert panel's
recommendations for HIV-1 drug resistance testing.
After reading 3 of these articles, complete the CME Evaluation Form.
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