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Archives CME
February 2001

Archives of Surgery Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

Author Affiliations
 

GERALD W.PESKINMD

Arch Surg. 2001;136(2):242-243. doi:10.1001/archsurg.136.2.242
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 Surgery, 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 Surgery 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. 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 Surgery. To achieve this goal, we need your help. You must complete the CME Evaluation Form to receive credit.

Statement of Educational Purpose

The mission of the Archives of Surgery is to promote the art and science of surgery by publishing relevant peer-reviewed clinical and basic science information to assist the surgeon in optimizing patient care. The Archives of Surgery will also serve as a forum for the discussion of issues that involve ethics, teaching, surgical history, and socioeconomic concerns. The curriculum of the CME activities will be developed by the Archives of Surgery Board, its readership, reviewers, and editors. The Archives of Surgery 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 Surgery should be able to attain the following educational objectives: (1) acquire new information developed from surgical research, both clinical and basic science; (2) be appraised of the latest advances in surgery; (3) assess the relevance of these new developments; (4) assist in the development of diagnostic and therapeutic skills in controversial areas; and (5) develop an appreciation of historical developments within the discipline.

CME Articles in This Issue of Archives of Surgery

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

The Academic Health Center in Transition: OverviewArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the effects of current political and economic influences on the academic medical center.

The Health Care Crisis: Impact on Surgery From a Chief Executive Officer's PerspectiveArticle

Educational Objective: To reveal the mission of the Kaiser Permanente medical group and its vision for the future.

The College ViewpointArticle

Educational Objective: To explain the viewpoint of the American College of Surgeons and its role in our current health crisis.

Impact of the Health Care Crisis on Surgery: Perspective of the DeanArticle

Educational Objective: To highlight a medical school dean's perspective on the significance of our health care crisis and its influence on surgery.

Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication: Five-Year Results and BeyondArticle

Educational Objective: To understand the advantages and potential problems of laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication during a 5-year period.

Quantitative Short-term Study of Anal Sphincter Function After Chemoradiation for Rectal CancerArticle

Educational Objective: To recognize the potential for diminished sphincter function following chemoradiation for rectal cancer.

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