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. Questions about CME credit 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 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:
Practical Issues in Counseling Healthy Women About Their Breast Cancer Risk and Use of Tamoxifen CitrateArticle
Educational Objective: To understand current controversies surrounding the counseling of women about breast cancer and the preventive use of tamoxifen.
The Diagnosis of Cushing's Syndrome: Atypical Presentations and Laboratory ShortcomingsArticle
Educational Objective: To identify factors that may complicate the diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome.
How Many Women Lose Bone Mineral Density While Taking Hormone Replacement Therapy? Results From the Postmenopausal Estrogen/Progestin Interventions TrialArticle
Educational Objective: To understand patterns of bone mineral density change in postmenopausal women treated with hormone replacement therapy.
Six-Year Effect of Depressive Symptoms on the Course of Physical Disability in Community-Living Older AdultsArticle
Educational Objective: To appreciate the association between depressive symptoms and factors that condition to physical disability.
A Prospective Study of Age and Lifestyle Factors in Relation to Community-Acquired Pneumonia in US Men and WomenArticle
Educational Objective: To understand that smoking, extensive weight gain, and a sedentary lifestyle are risk factors for community-acquired pneumonia.
Occupational Human Immunodeficiency Virus Exposure Among Residents and Medical Students: An Analysis of 5-Year Follow-up DataArticle
Educational Objective: To understand educational needs to reduce residents' and medical students' risk for exposure to occupationally acquired human immunodeficiency virus.
Pregnancy Outcome Following Gestational Exposure to Echinacea: A Prospective Controlled StudyArticle
Educational Objective: To understand the results of evaluations of the safety of echinacea in pregnancy.
Archives of Internal Medicine Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education. Arch Intern Med. 2000;160(20):3172-3173. doi:10.1001/archinte.160.20.3172