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Continuing Medical Education: A Primer

Michael I. Gannon
JAMA. 1987;258(13):1828. doi:10.1001/jama.1987.03400130142058.
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Continuing Medical Education: A Primer was written, edited, and published under the auspices of the Alliance for Continuing Medical Education.

The Primer is divided into six parts. The first serves as an introduction, briefly depicting the current scene and noting a few historical factors. The second part explains the elements of effective planning and evaluation, concentrating on the principles of adult education as applied to continuing medical education (CME). The third part focuses on management of a CME office in hospitals, medical schools, state and county medical societies, and specialty societies. The fourth part covers marketing and operational management of CME activities. The fifth part presents helpful information on CME resources, accreditation and credit systems, and peer review relationships to CME. The sixth part covers techniques and technology that have an impact on the provision of CME and will affect future developments in the field.

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The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
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