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.
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 Hiatus: CME will be suspended between July and
December 2002. Beginning in early 2003, we will offer CME online. We apologize
for the interruption.
CME Articles in This Issue of
CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA
Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Delivery: Current StatusArticle
Educational Objective: To explore the controversies
surrounding trial of labor and vaginal birth after cesarean delivery and the
implications for physicians.
State Trends in Health Risk Factors and Receipt of
Clinical Preventive Services Among US Adults During the 1990sArticle
Educational Objective: To review state-by-state
progress toward US health goals.
Effect of Lower Doses of Conjugated Equine Estrogens
With and Without Medroxyprogesterone Acetate on Bone in Early Postmenopausal
Educational Objective: To learn that low-dose
estrogen therapy may increase bone mineral density in postmenopausal women.
Pulse Pressure and Cardiovascular Mortality: Follow-up
Study of the Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial (MRFIT)Article
Educational Objective: To learn the value of
considering both systolic and diastolic blood pressure in cardiovascular disease
Risk of Perinatal Death Associated With Labor After
Previous Cesarean Delivery in Uncomplicated Term PregnanciesArticle
Educational Objective: To compare risks of
perinatal death for trial of labor vs planned repeat cesarean delivery for
women with previous cesarean delivery.
Empirical Studies Assessing the Quality of Health
Information for Consumers on the World Wide Web: A Systematic ReviewArticle
Educational Objective: To review the relationship
of research methods and conclusions in studies of the quality of online health
Does This Woman Have an Acute Uncomplicated Urinary
Educational Objective: To review the clinical
diagnosis of acute urinary tract infection.
After reading 3 of these articles, complete the CME Evaluation Form.
May 22/29, 2002. JAMA. 2002;287(20):2723–2724. doi:10.1001/jama.287.20.2723
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