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Archives CME
June 2002

Archives of Dermatology Reader's Choice: Continuing Medical Education

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Arch Dermatol. 2002;138(6):851-852. doi:10.1001/archderm.138.6.851

CME Hiatus

CME from JAMA/Archives Journals will be temporarily suspended. Beginning in early 2003, we will offer a new online CME program. We apologize for the interruption in CME and hope that you will enjoy the improved online features that will be available in early 2003.

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 Dermatology, 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 Dermatology 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 by July 15 in order to be processed. 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 processing should be directed to The Blackstone Group; tel: (312) 419-0400, ext 225; fax: (312) 269-1636.

CME Evaluation Form

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 Dermatology. 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 Dermatology 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 Dermatology

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

Celecoxib, a Cyclooxygenase 2 Inhibitor, as a Potential Chemopreventive to UV-Induced Skin Cancer: A Study in the Hairless Mouse ModelArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that this agent showed protective benefit in this mouse model.

Aggressive Squamous Cell Carcinomas in Persons Infected With the Human Immunodeficiency VirusArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that these tumors are extremely aggressive in patients with human immunodeficiency virus.

Altered Clinical Course of Malignant Melanoma in HIV-Positive PatientsArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that melanoma is more aggressive in patients with human immunodeficiency virus.

Sun Protection Policies and Environmental Features in US Elementary SchoolsArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that almost no schools in this study had a policy for photoprotection.

Regression of Urticaria Pigmentosa in Adult Patients With Systemic Mastocytosis: Correlation With Clinical Patterns of DiseaseArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that the significance of cutaneous regression depends on the presence of associated hematologic diseases.

Oral Treatments for Toenail Onychomycosis: A Systematic ReviewArticle

Educational Objective: To learn that, with some reservations, terbinafine seems to be the most effective therapy.