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 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.
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. Questions about CME processing should be directed to The Blackstone Group; tel: (312) 419-0400, ext 225; fax: (312) 269-1636.
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.
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.
The following articles in this issue may be read for CME credit:
Permeability Barrier Function of Skin Exposed to Ionizing RadiationArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that transepidermal water loss precedes clinical findings in radiation dermatitis.
Nail Lichen Planus in Children: Clinical Features, Response to Treatment, and Long-term Follow-upArticle
Educational Objective: To learn about the varied clinical features of this condition and its response to treatment.
Saline Spa Water or Combined Water and UV-B for Psoriasis vs Conventional UV-BArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that saline spa water does not enhance the effect of UV-B alone.
Reliability of Counting Actinic Keratoses Before and After Brief Consensus DiscussionArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that experienced dermatologists show discrepancies when asked to count actinic keratoses on test patients.
Predictive Model for Immunotherapy of Alopecia Areata With DiphencyproneArticle
Educational Objective: To learn about a predictive model for response to this agent in this disorder.
A Better Potassium Hydroxide Preparation? In Vivo Diagnosis of Tinea With Confocal MicroscopyArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that this technique images dermatophyte hyphae in vivo in real time.
Archives of Dermatology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education. Arch Dermatol. 2001;137(8):1122-1123. doi:10-1001/pubs.Arch Dermatol.-ISSN-0003-987x-137-8-dcz0801