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
Clinical Proteomics: Personalized Molecular MedicineArticle
Educational Objective: To briefly review proteomics
and its place in basic and clinical sciences.
Complete Genomic Screen in Parkinson Disease: Evidence
for Multiple GenesArticle
Educational Objective: To understand that Parkinson
disease may have several genetic determinants.
Association of Single-Nucleotide Polymorphisms of
the Tau Gene With Late-Onset Parkinson DiseaseArticle
Educational Objective: To learn about a specific
genetic determinant of idiopathic Parkinson disease.
Tamoxifen and Breast Cancer Incidence Among Women
With Inherited Mutations inBRCA1andBRCA2:National Surgical
Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP-P1) Breast Cancer Prevention TrialArticle
Educational Objective: To learn about differences
in the effect of tamoxifen in breast cancer incidence among women with different
genetic risk factors.
Postmortem Molecular Analysis ofSCN5ADefects in Sudden Infant Death SyndromeArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that one cause
of sudden infant death syndrome may be a genetic mutation affecting cardiac
Potential Role of Pharmacogenomics in Reducing Adverse
Drug Reactions: A Systematic ReviewArticle
Educational Objective: To review the evidence
that adverse drug events may be prevented by individualizing drug therapy
based on patients' genetic profiles.
Gene Expression Profile Analysis by DNA Microarrays:
Promise and PitfallsArticle
Educational Objective: To understand some of
the technical difficulties in performing gene expression profile analyses.
The Anatomy of the Human Genome: A Neo-Vesalian Basis
for Medicine in the 21st CenturyArticle
Educational Objective: To review the history
of medical genetics.
Implications of the Human Genome for Understanding
Human Biology and MedicineArticle
Educational Objective: To understand how genomic
knowledge may form the basis for scientific discovery to improve human health.
Molecular Basis of Mature T-Cell LeukemiaArticle
Educational Objective: To understand genetic
determinants of mature T-cell leukemia.
After reading 3 of these articles, complete the CME Evaluation Form.
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