Friday FAQs on O&G

Answers to frequently asked questions provided by the Obstetrics & Gynecology editorial staff.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Can I Earn CME Credits Through the Green Journal?

Heidi L. Vermette

Heidi L. Vermette, Production Editor

Are you looking for chances to earn continuing medical education (CME) credits? There are several opportunities for readers, authors, and reviewers of Obstetrics & Gynecology to accrue CME.* Upon completing each of these activities, members of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (the College) receive Category 1 College Cognate Credits, which are automatically recorded on their CME transcripts; nonmembers receive American Medical Association Physician's Recognition Award (AMA PRA) Category 1 Credits, which they can submit to their accrediting body. Here are ways to earn CME credits:

CME for Authors
First and second authors of articles are eligible to receive 10 College Cognate Credits or AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM per article for one article per year. Authors should submit a title page to the respective group that will be responsible for providing credits (the College or AMA).
CME for Reviewers
Reviewers earn up to 3 College Cognate Credits or AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM for each review. College Fellows will be awarded credit for a maximum of 5 reviews yearly. Those who are not College Fellows will receive e-mail documentation approximately 1 month after completion of the review, which can be submitted to an accrediting body for credits.
CME for Readers of the Clinical Expert Series
Many articles in the journal’s popular Clinical Expert Series are accompanied by quizzes that you can take online and submit for a maximum of 2 College Cognate Credits or AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM per quiz. A CME quiz is valid through 3 years after the publication of the Clinical Expert Series article, and the journal maintains a collection of Clinical Expert Series articles with active quizzes that can be found here. You will need to be logged in to view the Clinical Expert Series article; if you are a member of the College, click here for instructions on activating your online Green journal subscription.
Unfortunately, the Safari browser will not permit you to complete the CME quiz, so if you’re an Apple user you will face a little difficulty in completing these quizzes. You can, however, download another browser, such as Firefox, and use that browser to complete the quiz. If you cannot do this, and you cannot complete the quiz from a PC, please contact the journal office (see below for contact information), and we’ll be happy to help you out.
For all of these activities, physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Note that the College has a reciprocity agreement with the AMA that allows AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM to be equivalent to College Cognate Credits. You can find more information about CME on our CME page, and if you have questions, please contact the journal office at 202-314-2317 or
*The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.