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Archives CME
July 9, 2001

Archives of Internal Medicine Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

Arch Intern Med. 2001;161(13):1683. doi:10.1001/archinte.161.13.1683
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 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 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 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.

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 Internal Medicine. 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 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.

CME Articles in This Issue of Archives of Internal Medicine

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

Impact of Overweight on the Risk of Developing Common Chronic Diseases During a 10-Year PeriodArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the dose-to-response relationship between body mass index and the risk of developing chronic diseases.

Hyperhomocystinemia: A Risk Factor or a Consequence of Coronary Heart Disease?Article

Educational Objective: To expand the controversial knowledge on the role of hyperhomocysteinemia as a risk factor for coronary heart disease.

Weight Control in the Physician's OfficeArticle

Educational Objective: To discuss the efficacy of using meal replacements for weight control in overweight patients.

Body Mass Index and Asthma in the Military Population of the Northwestern United StatesArticle

Educational Objective: To understand that increased body mass index is a significant independent positive predictor of asthma and may be a modifiable risk factor for asthma.

Ineffective Secondary Prevention in Survivors of Cardiovascular Events in the US Population: Report From the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination SurveyArticle

Educational Objective: To enlighten physicians, policy makers, and survivors of the cardiovascular events about the inadequacy of secondary prevention.

Risk Factors for Adverse Drug Events Among Nursing Home ResidentsArticle

Educational Objective: To enable nursing home clinicians to target patients for special care in drug selection and monitoring.

Women's Interest in Chemoprevention for Breast CancerArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the interest in taking chemoprevention may arise from worries rather than objective risk.

Ten Years of Life: Is It a Matter of Choice?Article

Educational Objective: To demonstrate strong effects of behavioral choice on life expectancy among California Adventists.

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