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CME from The JAMA Network

Earn AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit™ from a source you trust. Find relevant articles, track your progress, and print certificates—all while deepening your knowledge of the topic at hand.

About CME

CME Sponsorship Accreditation Information

The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Medical Association designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit™ 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 CME Credit™.

Statement of Educational Purpose

The mission and educational purpose of JAMA and The JAMA Network Journals is to promote the science and art of medicine and the betterment of the public health. Readers of JAMA Network CME should be able to attain the following educational objectives: (1) read the CME article(s) to gain new medical information on a topic of general medical interest, (2) complete the quiz to assess their knowledge gained from reading the article, and (3) think carefully about how this new information may influence their own practices as reflected in the Commitment to Change form. The educational objective for the CME article(s) immediately precedes the CME Quiz.

CME Program Eligibility

In 2017, physician subscribers to any JAMA Network journal are eligible for the JN Learning CME program. As a benefit of membership, AMA members are also eligible for CME offered as part of the JN Learning program, which encompasses CME quizzes from all JAMA Network journals.

Earning CME Credit

You can access CME courses from the JN Learning home page or from the article on which the CME course is based. To earn CME credit, read the article that is designated for CME credit carefully and take the CME quiz. You can view and print a certificate awarding AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit™ when you successfully complete the quiz. You may take a quiz as many times as you like until you complete it successfully. Once you complete it successfully, you cannot take the quiz again. Your credits will be tracked in your JAMA Network profile.

Off-label Drug Use Statement

Some drugs discussed for specific indications in JAMA and JAMA Network Journal CME articles may not be approved for labeling and advertising for those indications by the United States Food and Drug Administration.

CME Course Expiration

CME courses may be taken for up to 3 years after they are published.

Disclosure of Financial Relationships

Final decisions regarding manuscript publication and CME content are made by an editor who does not have any relevant relationships with a commercial interest; thus, the editor has nothing to disclose.

Disclosure information for authors is included with each article.

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The Basics

Who is eligible to claim CME credit?

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 JAMA Network CME activity. However, the Physicians Recognition Award is available only to physicians licensed in the United States, Canada, or Mexico.

Please check with your local medical board if you are unsure if you are eligible to claim JN Learning CME outside of the U.S., Mexico, or Canada.

What are the subscription and purchase options for JN Learning?

An annual individual subscription to JN Learning is now available at a special introductory rate of $199. Please enter the promo code JNLEARN during checkout. The regular price for an annual subscription is $450. The annual JN Learning subscription includes unlimited access to all CME activities offered across The JAMA Network, which includes 12 journals.

Individual activities can be purchased for $30 each.

If you access JN Learning within an institution that has a subscription to any JAMA Network journal, you automatically receive 10 free CME activities. To access these activities, please create a new, free individual account or sign into your existing JAMA Network account. You will see the number of CME courses available to you at the top of the screen. If you have a subscription as a benefit of your AMA membership, you receive unlimited access to CME activities from The JAMA Network throughout 2017. Simply sign into your AMA account to access the entire JAMA Network, including CME activities.

If I buy a single article (pay per view) for $30, does that include the CME activity?

It does not include the quiz. You will have to purchase the CME activity separately, subscribe to JN Learning, or become an AMA member.

How do I claim credit?

To begin, you must first check the box indicating that you have read the full article and the CME Accreditation and Disclosure statements. Then, complete each question in the quiz and click submit to grade your answers. If you receive a score of 80% or higher, you can claim credit. Click the Claim CME button then immediately download and print your Certificate PDF with no additional steps.

How do I print a certificate?

Go to your JAMA Network profile or click My CME on the top of the JN Learning page to open your CME/MOC transcript. Here you can see all of your completed quizzes sorted by year. Click the Create PDF for Year to see activity in a single year. Or, click All Years in the dropdown menu for a comprehensive list of your CME activities.

How can I find quizzes in a specific topic only?

To browse JN Learning CME, you can filter quizzes by specialty journal or by topic by clicking on the journal and/or topic that interest you.

How long are CME courses valid?

CME courses may be taken for up to 3 years after they are published. Expired CME courses older than 3 years are removed when they expire.

What happens if I don't claim credit right after I take the quiz?

CME courses expire 3 years after publication, and you must claim credit before a course expires. The expiration date is displayed in the upper left hand corner of the Take Quiz screen before you start a quiz. If you successfully complete a quiz but do not claim credit, you will be able to return to the quiz and claim credit up until the date on which it expires. CME courses are removed from JN Learning when they expire.

How long do my claimed credits stay valid?

The date on the certificate reflects the date on which the credit was claimed. Time frames and other requirements vary according to your specialty or state licensing board. Information on requirements by specialty is available from the American Board of Medical Specialties.

How do I know if a course is still valid for CME?

CME courses expire after 3 years and are removed from JN Learning when they expire.

How many credits is each CME course worth?

Each CME course is worth a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit™ per activity.

Can I store credits from non-JAMA Network CME activities in My CME?

Not at this time. My CME only tracks credit claimed on JAMA Network sites.

Does The JAMA Network offer any other types of CME activities?

Not at this time. Additional CME activities are currently in development. Stay tuned.

How do I access JAMA Network CME from the AMA website?

There are two ways to get to JAMA Network Learning from the AMA site. There is a main navigation menu at the top of the page and there is also a search that permits you to discover educational activities across the AMA.

Here are the two options with screen shots. The first is the simplest – just link over the JN.com and tap "Learning." You can then browse all activities or search directly.

Top Navigation Menu

Tap the “American Medical Association” drop down from the top of the site and choose "The JAMA Network"

This will bring you to http://jamanetwork.com where you can choose “Learning” from the main menu to go straight into educational activities

You can then browse in the old method from the old site or search directly

Use the Education menu and search for Activities

Tap “Education” which is a drop down - then tap “Continuing Medical Education”

Scroll down and choose “Search CME”

Enter a search term, Filter for The JAMA Network, and choose a result

This will bring you to the article on JAMA Network, and then you tap the CME button to take the activity

How do I get 10 Activity credits added to my personal account?

If you are signed into your personal JAMA Network account within your institution and your institution has an online subscription to a JAMA Network journal, you can participate in 10 CME activities at no cost to you. Personal accounts are free.

Why did my CME Activities count reduce even though I didn’t take a quiz?

When you engage with the article in any way, for example, if you starting the quiz, read the full HTML article, or open the PDF, the number of activities shown at the top of the screen will be reduced. This does not mean that you have completed the activity or claimed credit. You are free to go back and complete the activity at any time.

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Signing In or Changing My Profile

I have an AMA user name and password already, but I forgot it. What should I do?

Click Sign In on any page and use the "Forgot user name or password?" link. You may also contact the AMA Unified Service Center at (800) 621-8335 for assistance.

What happens if I change my email address or move to a different institution?

Please click the Update Your Address link under Services at the bottom of any page on the JAMA Network sites.

Does my CME/MOC Transcript require a separate user name and password?

No, all activities, including CME, can be accessed using a single user name and password.

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Fulfilling MOC Requirements

Can I get MOC at The JAMA Network?

Yes. Through the American Board of Medical Specialties ("ABMS") and Association of American Medical Colleges' ("AAMC") joint initiative to create a wide array of Maintenance of Certification ("MOC") Activities, The JAMA Network Journal CME has met the MOC requirements as a MOC Part II CME and Self-Assessment Activity by the following ABMS Member Boards:

MOC Part II CME Activity
American Board of Allergy and Immunology
American Board of Anesthesiology
American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
American Board of Family Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine (Learn more)
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
American Board of Preventive Medicine

MOC Part II Self-Assessment Activity
American Board of Internal Medicine (Learn more)
American Board of Ophthalmology
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
American Board of Plastic Surgery

Note: If a Member Board has not deemed this activity for MOC approval as an accredited CME activity, this activity may count toward an ABMS Member Board's general CME requirement. Please refer directly to your Member Board's MOC Part II Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Program Requirements.

MOC Credits are automatically transferred to the ABIM
A partnership between The JAMA Network® and the AMA, ACCME, and ABIM makes it possible for you to receive MOC points when you complete any JAMA Network journal article CME activity. Credits are transferred automatically to the ABIM on your behalf unless you choose to opt out. (Learn more).

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Fulfilling US State Requirements

Why isn't CME offered in my state?

JAMA Network CME is valid in those states that currently have specific requirements. Please contact your state's licensing board if you have questions about requirements.

How do I find courses for my state?

Click the By U.S. STATE REQUIREMENTS button on the CME browse page.

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Information for Institutional Administrators

Is there a limit to the number of users who can claim CME credit through my institution?

There is no limit to the number of users at this time. Users in an institution receive 10 CME activities per user, per year. The activities appear in users’ accounts as soon as they create a new account or sign in. These activities are valid within a calendar year, e.g., if a user signs in on November 30th, 2017, all 10 CME activities must be completed by midnight on December 31st, 2017. Unused activities will not carry over into the new year.

Where do members of my institution go to start taking CME courses?

The most direct way is to go directly to the JN Learning home page at jamanetwork.com/learning. Links to JN Learning can also be found on the articles with CME courses, and in other locations throughout the site, including the main dropdown menu on the left. If a user signs in from within an institution’s IP range, access to ten CME activities per user are automatically provided as part of an institutional subscription. See examples below.

My online subscription is to JAMA only. Can my users take courses that were published in other JAMA Network journals?

Yes, your users can take courses published in any JAMA Network journal, even those to which your institution does not subscribe.

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