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 Internal Medicine, 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 Internal Medicine 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.
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 4 weeks 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 the Archives of Internal Medicine. 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 Internal Medicine 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 Internal Medicine
The following articles in this issue may be read for CME credit:
Educational Objective: To understand the significance and recommended screening, surveillance, and treatment of Barrett esophagus.
Career Satisfaction of US Women PhysiciansArticle
Educational Objective: To learn the determinants of career satisfaction for female physicians.
Outcome Following Acute Myocardial InfarctionArticle
Educational Objective: To learn the reasons for differences in outcome of myocardial infarction between generalists and specialists.
Risk Factors for Hospital-AcquiredStaphylococcus aureusBacteremiaArticle
Educational Objective: To understand the risk factors for hospital-acquired Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia.
Rapid Rise in the Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes From 1987 to 1996Article
Educational Objective: To become aware of the tripling of the incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus from 1987 to 1996 in Mexican Americans and non-Hispanic whites.
Individualizing Therapy to Prevent Long-term Consequences of Estrogen Deficiency in Postmenopausal WomenArticle
Educational Objective: To learn how to individualize estrogen and SERM therapy.
Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci in Intensive Care UnitsArticle
Educational Objective: To understand the epidemiology of vancomycin-resistant enterococcus.
Enteric Infections and Diarrhea in Human Immunodeficiency Virus–Infected PersonsArticle
Educational Objective: To understand the interrelationship between AIDS and diarrheal diseases.
Serologic Hepatitis B Immunity in Vaccinated Health Care WorkersArticle
Educational Objective: To understand the efficacy and limitations of hepatitis B vaccination.
Increased Incidence of Infectious Diseases During Prospective Follow-up of Human T-Lymphotropic Virus Type II– and I–Infected Blood DonorsArticle
Educational Objective: To learn the effects of HTLV-I and -II infection on the incidence of other infections.