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Continuing Medical Education
January 9, 2002

January 9, 2002

JAMA. 2002;287(2):255-256. doi:10.1001/jama.287.2.255
Physicians in the United States, Canada, and Mexico

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 in Other Countries

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.

Earning Credit and the CME Evaluation Form

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 receive credit.

Statement of Educational Purpose

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 title below.

CME Articles in This Issue of
CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

The following articles in this issue may be read for CME credit:

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Maternal Cigarette Smoking, Metabolic Gene Polymorphism, and Infant Birth WeightArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn about genetic susceptibility to the adverse effects of cigarette smoking on infant birth weight.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

National Trends in the Outpatient Treatment of DepressionArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn about recent changes in clinical management of depression for the US population.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Sex-Based Analysis of Outcome in Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction Treated Predominantly With Percutaneous Coronary InterventionArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To compare mortality for women and men with acute myocardial infarction treated with percutaneous coronary interventions.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Serum Estradiol Level and Risk of Breast Cancer During Treatment With RaloxifeneArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn that raloxifene may reduce the risk of breast cancer for women with high levels of estradiol.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Prevalence of Kaposi Sarcoma–Associated Herpesvirus Infection in Homosexual Men at Beginning of and During the HIV EpidemicArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn that declines in the incidence of Kaposi sarcoma may not be explained by declines in human herpesvirus 8 transmission.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Defining and Assessing Professional CompetenceArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To understand how professional competence of physicians may be defined.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Corticosteroid Supplementation for Adrenal InsufficiencyArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To review indications for corticosteroid supplementation for adrenal insufficiency due to illness or procedural interventions.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

After reading 3 of these articles, complete the CME Evaluation Form.

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