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
readers so we may enhance the educational effectiveness of JAMA. To achieve
this goal, we need your help. You must complete the CME Evaluation Form to
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
Influential Ideas and Experimental Progress in Schizophrenia
Educational Objective: To learn about research
on the genetic basis of schizophrenia.
Association Between the T29→C Polymorphism in
the Transforming Growth Factor β1 Gene and Breast Cancer Among Elderly
White Women: The Study of Osteoporotic FracturesArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that a genetic
mutation may reduce the risk of breast cancer.
Validation of Clinical Classification Schemes for
Predicting Stroke: Results From the National Registry of Atrial FibrillationArticle
Educational Objective: To compare the predictive
validity of 3 stroke risk classification schemes for patients with atrial
Improving Quality Improvement Using Achievable Benchmarks
for Physician Feedback: A Randomized Controlled TrialArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that clinician
performance feedback using achievable benchmarks may enhance the quality of
End-of-Life Discussions and Preferences Among Persons
Educational Objective: To learn that many US
adults with HIV have not discussed end-of-life care with their physicians.
Hormone Replacement Therapy and Prevention of Nonvertebral
Fractures: A Meta-analysis of Randomized TrialsArticle
Educational Objective: To review the evidence
that hormone replacement therapy prevents nonvertebral fractures.
Psychological Considerations, Growth, and Transcendence
at the End of Life: The Art of the PossibleArticle
Educational Objective: To understand opportunities
for supporting a patient's search for meaning at the end of life.
After reading 3 of these articles, complete the CME Evaluation Form.
June 13, 2001. JAMA. 2001;285(22):2921-2922. doi:10.1001/jama.285.22.2921