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
Physiological Neuroimaging: Emerging Clinical ApplicationsArticle
Educational Objective: To learn how physiological
neuroimaging has the potential to be useful in the management of patients
with acute ischemic stroke, carotid artery occlusion, and brain lesions.
Pervasive Developmental Disorders in Preschool ChildrenArticle
Educational Objective: To learn the prevalence
of autism and related disorders in a defined population of English children.
Effect of Condoms on Reducing the Transmission of
Herpes Simplex Virus Type 2 From Men to WomenArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that condom
use may protect women against acquiring herpes simplex virus type 2 from men.
Policy Analysis of Cervical Cancer Screening Strategies
in Low-Resource SettingsArticle
Educational Objective: To compare the cost-effectiveness
of cervical cancer screening strategies for women in a developing country.
Relationship Between Annual Volume of Patients Treated
by Admitting Physician and Mortality After Acute Myocardial InfarctionArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that physicians
who treat more patients after myocardial infarction may have longer patient
Involvement in Caregiving and Adjustment to Death
of a SpouseArticle
Educational Objective: To learn about the effects
of prior caregiving on depression symptoms after the death of a spouse.
Preimplantation Diagnosis for Fanconi Anemia Combined
With HLA MatchingArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that genetic
diagnosis is feasible before in vitro fertilization.
A 40-Year-Old Woman Who Noticed a Medication ErrorArticle
Educational Objective: To review causes and
prevention of systematic medication errors.
After reading 3 of these articles, complete the CME Evaluation Form.
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