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
CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA
The following articles in this issue may be read for CME credit:
Handheld Cellular Telephone Use and Risk of Brain
Educational Objective: To learn that handheld
cellular telephones may not increase the risk of brain cancer.
Marital Stress Worsens Prognosis in Women With Coronary
Heart Disease: The Stockholm Female Coronary Risk StudyArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that marital
stress may increase the risk of recurrent coronary events for women with coronary
Longitudinal Study of Moderate Weight Change and Sleep-Disordered
Educational Objective: To learn that modest
weight loss may benefit patients with sleep-disordered breathing.
Gender Disparities in the Receipt of Home Care for
Elderly People With Disability in the United StatesArticle
Educational Objective: To compare home care
arrangements for elderly women and men.
Influence of Hospital Procedure Volume on Outcomes
Following Surgery for Colon CancerArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that modest
improvements in mortality after colon cancer surgery may be associated with
treatment at high-volume hospitals.
Contraindicated Use of Cisapride: Impact of Food and Drug Administration Regulatory ActionArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that an FDA
warning may have had little effect on contraindicated use of cisapride.
Hepatitis B Vaccination and Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Rates in Boys and GirlsArticle
Educational Objective: To learn that boys may
have benefited more than girls from hepatitis B vaccination in Taiwan.
After reading 3 of these articles, complete the CME Evaluation Form.
December 20, 2000. JAMA. 2000;284(23):3067–3068. doi:10.1001/jama.284.23.3067
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