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
Monoclonal Antibody Therapy in the Treatment of Non-Hodgkin
Educational Objective: To learn about monoclonal
antibody therapy, focusing on the use of monoclonal antibodies in the treatment
of patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Antibiotic Treatment of Adults With Sore Throat by
Community Primary Care PhysiciansArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that primary
care physicians frequently prescribe nonrecommended, broad-spectrum antibiotics
for sore throat.
Aspirin Use and All-Cause Mortality Among Patients
Being Evaluated for Known or Suspected Coronary Artery Disease: A Propensity
Educational Objective: To learn which patients
with known or suspected coronary artery disease are most likely to have improved
survival on aspirin therapy.
The Continuing Epidemics of Obesity and Diabetes in
the United StatesArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that the prevalences
of obesity and diabetes are continuing to increase.
Community-Acquired Methicillin-ResistantStaphylococcus aureusin a Rural American
Educational Objective: To learn that methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus may be circulating beyond nosocomial
Basal Muscle Amino Acid Kinetics and Protein Synthesis
in Healthy Young and Older MenArticle
Educational Objective: To understand that differences
in basal muscle protein turnover between elderly and young men may not explain
age-related muscle loss.
Establishing Health Care Performance Standards in
an Era of ConsumerismArticle
Educational Objective: To understand how standardized
health care performance measures may be developed by a forum of health care
providers, payers, and consumers.
Effects of Exercise on Glycemic Control and Body Mass
in Type 2 Diabetes MellitusArticle
Educational Objective: To review the effect
of exercise training on glycemic control and weight loss in type 2 diabetes.
After reading 3 of these articles, complete the CME Evaluation Form.
September 12, 2001. JAMA. 2001;286(10):1249-1250. doi:10.1001/jama.286.10.1249