Instructions for Obtaining AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM
1. Read the CME-designated article(s) in this issue.
2. Access the ACOEM website www.acoem.org to log in and purchase the CME test, which is available only through Shop ACOEM in the Product Catalog. Choose the JOEM CME link, then select the testing activity for the appropriate article and submit payment (US $20 for members; US $40 for nonmembers).
3. Complete your downloaded CME form, and mail or fax to ACOEM by the submission deadline published on the test. Mail the completed CME form to:
ACOEM Education Department
25 Northwest Point Boulevard, Suite 700
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1030
Or, fax the completed form to: 847-818-9265.
4. You will be notified promptly if you fail to pass the CME test. To earn CME credit, you must answer at least 70 percent of the questions correctly (there are 5 questions per test). If you fail a test, you may not take it a second time.
To be considered for CME credit, ACOEM must receive your form by the submission deadline date (stated at the top of each test). For more information about this CME program, please contact the ACOEM Education department at 847-818-1800; or via e-mail to:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: ABPM MOC credit is also available for this journal-based CME activity. To indicate interest in obtaining MOC credit, simply check the box provided on the examination answer sheet before submission to ACOEM.
The JOEM CME Program
The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CME activities are available through the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (JOEM) throughout each year. An annual total of 36 hours of credit towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award can be achieved through the 12 issues of JOEM. ACOEM designates each educational activity for one (1) credit towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award (1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM). Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
CME activity is intended for occupational and environmental medicine health professionals with an interest in diagnosis and management of work-related diseases and conditions.
The treatment of patients suffering from work-related injuries and conditions is a process in which the physician must correctly diagnose the disease or condition, select the appropriate course of treatment, and restore an optimal level of disease-free function. To that end, occupational and environmental medicine physicians have expressed a desire for increased knowledge in all areas of occupational medicine, including environmental health, epidemiology, ergonomics, health policy, ethics, law, management, economics, occupational/environmental medicine practice, prevention, health promotion, productivity, disability, compensation, safety, injuries, and toxicology. Rapid advances in our understanding of work-related diseases and conditions make it difficult for the busy practicing physician to keep abreast of important information.
JOEM is an established, peer-reviewed journal designed to meet the needs of both practicing occupational and environmental medicine physicians and researchers in this field. The journal is intended to address the concerns challenging today’s practitioners and to establish a network with the highest level of expertise in this field.
The Editor of JOEM, Paul W. Brandt-Rauf, MD, ScD, DrPH, is a world-renowned expert in occupational and environmental medicine. He has developed an editorial board of nationally and internationally recognized physicians to assist him in selecting and evaluating articles for publication.
The format and design of JOEM will allow it to serve as a credible and effective distance-learning tool for physicians interested in refining their problem-solving skills, learning about the most recent advances in the field, and applying these advances to patient care.
Learning objectives for each CME activity appear at the beginning of each CME article in each issue of JOEM. Author credentials and financial disclosure information are procured and printed for each CME article. Between one and three articles published in each issue of JOEM will be designated CME-eligible reading. Those who are interested in earning CME credit should read each article and then complete the brief Post-Test available for purchase from the product catalog on the ACOEM website www.acoem.org. The tuition for each of the issue’s CME activities is US $20 for members and US $40 for nonmembers.
Continued Medical Education