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Archives CME
August 1999

Archives of Dermatology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

Author Affiliations
 

ANDREW D.SAMELMD

Arch Dermatol. 1999;135(8):1009-1010. doi:10-1001/pubs.Arch Dermatol.-ISSN-0003-987x-135-8-dme0899
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 Archives of Dermatology, 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 continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this educational activity for up to 1 hour of Category 1 credit per Archives of Dermatology issue toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award (PRA). Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that were actually spent in the 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 only available to physicians licensed in the United States, Canada, or Mexico.

Earning Credit

To earn credit, read the articles designated for CME credit carefully and complete the CME Evaluation Form. The CME Evaluation Form must be submitted within 3 months 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.

CME Evaluation

One of our goals is to assess continually the educational needs of our readers so we may enhance the educational effectiveness of the Archives of Dermatology. To achieve this goal, we need your help. You must complete the CME Evaluation Form to receive credit.

Statement of Educational Purpose

For a complete description of the ARCHIVES' mission statement, please refer to the table of contents.

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. 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 the Archives of Dermatology should be able to attain the following educational objectives: (1) select and read at least 3 articles per issue to gain new medical information on topics of particular interest to them as physicians, (2) assess its value to them as practicing physicians, and (3) think carefully about how this new information may influence their own practices.

CME Articles in This Issue of Archives of Dermatology

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

Behavior of Tissue-Engineered Skin: A Comparison of a Living Skin Equivalent, Autograft, and Occlusive Dressing in Human Donor SitesArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that this therapy is effective for healing acute wounds.

Risk Factors Associated With the Failure of a Venous Leg Ulcer to HealArticle

Educational Objective: To elucidate various factors associated with poor response to standard therapy of this condition.

Oral and Genital Ulceration: A Unique Presentation of Immunodeficiency in Athabascan-Speaking American Indian Children With Severe Combined ImmunodeficiencyArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that oral and genital ulcerations may be unique to this subset of SCID patients.

Melanoma Prevention: Evaluation of a Health Education Campaign for Primary SchoolsArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that campaigns to educate young children to minimize sun exposure may be effective.

Desmoglein 1 and Desmoglein 3 Are the Target Autoantigens in Herpetiform PemphigusArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that desmogleins 1 and 3 are the major immunologic targets in this pemphigus variant.

Classic and Near-Classic Articles in the Dermatologic LiteratureArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that few articles and fewer first authors are cited greater than 25 times in the dermatologic literature.

Mucosal Morbidity in Patients With Epidermolysis Bullosa AcquisitaArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that there is significant mucosal morbidity in this condition.

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