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 Internal Medicine, 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 Internal Medicine 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 4 weeks 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 the Archives of Internal Medicine. To achieve this goal, we need your help. You must complete the CME Evaluation Form to receive credit.
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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 Internal Medicine 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:
A Community-Based Study of Chronic Fatigue SyndromeArticle
Educational Objective: To understand the prevalence of chronic fatigue syndrome in a diverse community sample.
Duration of, and Temporal Trends (1994-1997) in, Prehospital Delay in Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction: The Second National Registry of Myocardial InfarctionArticle
Educational Objective: To recognize time trends and reasons for delay in hospitalization of patients with acute myocardial infarction.
Serum and Dietary Magnesium and the Risk for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities StudyArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that serum magnesium is inversely related to incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Clinical and Economic Assessment of the Omeprazole Test in Patients With Symptoms Suggestive of Gastroesophageal Reflux DiseaseArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that diagnostic treatment with high dose omeprazole can accurately differentiate gastroesophageal reflux disease from non–gastroesophageal reflux disease heartburn symptoms.
Tea Flavonoids May Protect Against Atherosclerosis: The Rotterdam StudyArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that there is an inverse relationship between tea intake and aortic atherosclerosis.
Lifetime Health and Economic Consequences of ObesityArticle
Educational Objective: To understand the health consequences and cost of obesity.
Archives of Internal Medicine Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education. Arch Intern Med. 1999;159(18):2229. doi:10.1001/archinte.159.18.2229