Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
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 JAMA, 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 CME for physicians. The
AMA designates this educational activity for up to 1 hour of category 1 CME
credit per JAMA issue toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award (PRA).
Each physician should claim for credit only those hours that were actually
spent in this 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 available only to physicians licensed
in the United States, Canada, or Mexico.
Earning Credit and the CME Evaluation Form
To earn credit, read 3 of the articles listed below that are designated
for CME credit carefully and complete the CME Evaluation Form. The CME Evaluation
Form must be submitted within 1 month 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 JAMA. To achieve
this goal, we need your help. You must complete the CME Evaluation Form to
Statement of Educational Purpose
JAMA is a general medical journal. Its mission and educational purpose
is to promote the science and art of medicine and the betterment of the public
health. 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. To accommodate
the diversity of practice types within JAMA's readership, 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 JAMA should be able to attain the following educational
objectives: (1) select and read at least 3 articles in 1 issue to gain new
medical information on topics of particular interest to them as physicians,
(2) assess the articles' value to them as practicing physicians, and (3) think
carefully about how this new information may influence their own practices.
The educational objective for each CME article is given after the article
CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA
The following articles in this issue may be read for CME credit:
Treatment Selection in Ductal Carcinoma In SituArticle
Educational Objective: To learn current treatment
options for ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast.
Menopausal Estrogen and Estrogen-Progestin Replacement
Therapy and Breast Cancer RiskArticle
Educational Objective: To compare the risk
of breast cancer for 2 hormone replacement regimens.
Nucleoside Analogs Plus Ritonavir in Stable Antiretroviral
Therapy–Experienced HIV-Infected Children: A Randomized Controlled TrialArticle
Educational Objective: To compare maintenance
regimens for HIV-infected children.
Impact of Respiratory Virus Infections on Persons
With Chronic Underlying ConditionsArticle
Educational Objective: To understand that hospitalized
patients with chronic lung disease often have respiratory virus infections.
Mental Disorders and Use of Cardiovascular Procedures
After Myocardial InfarctionArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that patients
with mental disorders may be less likely to have coronary revascularization
Quality of the Last Year of Life of Older Adults:
1986 vs 1993Article
Educational Objective: To learn that quality
of life may be improving for people surviving to age 85.
Recommendations to Guide Revision of theGuides to the Evaluation of Permanent ImpairmentArticle
Educational Objective: To learn how a system
for rating permanent impairments can be improved.
A 55-Year-Old Woman With Rheumatoid ArthritisArticle
Educational Objective: To learn the problems
patients face with, and current treatments for, rheumatoid arthritis.
After reading 3 of these articles, complete the CME Evaluation Form.
January 26, 2000. JAMA. 2000;283(4):547–548. doi:10.1001/jama.283.4.547
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