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Instructions for Obtaining CME Credit

As an additional service to readers, the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, through sponsorship from the Association of Academic Physiatrists, is offering physicians the opportunity of earning a minimum of 18 Category 1 CME credits by reading designated articles, by following the instructions for the self-assessment exam, and by sending the completed documentation to Bradley R. Johns, Managing Editor, CME Department-AAP, American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 7240 Fishback Hill Lane, Indianapolis, IN 46278.

The 12 CME articles published in the January 2009 through the December 2009 issues are valid for CME credit through December 31, 2010. There is no additional cost to current journal subscribers and AAP members for participating in this CME activity. Non-AAP members and non-journal subscribers may participate in the activity at a cost of $10 per exam per issue. The $10 exam fee must be submitted to the AAP with each answering sheet and with the completed evaluation and certification page.

Every question or request for information on the exam answering sheet, the evaluation, and the certification pages (published in each issue) must be completed to be eligible for CME credit. Leaving any item unanswered will make void the participant's response, and submitted documentation will be returned without credit.

Participants may read the articles, take the exam by issue (1.5 credit hours/issue), or wait to study several issues together. Documentation can be received at the AAP National Office at any time throughout the year, and accurate records will be maintained for each participant. CME certificates are issued only once per year, in January, for the total number of credits earned during the prior year.

The Association of Academic Physiatrists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. The Association of Academic Physiatrists designates this continuing medical education activity for 1.5 credit hours in Category 1 of the Physician's Recognition Award of the American Medical Association. This CME activity is planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essentials. If you have any questions, please send an Email to Bradley R. Johns at