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3 things you should know about CME from the JAMA Network

Most physicians are familiar with journal-based continuing medical education (CME) activities, and many used the JAMA Network journals for this purpose. Eleven of the JAMA Network journals have at least one article per issue that is certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Here’s how the JAMA Network journals can help you fulfill your CME requirements:

JAMA Network CME is organized to fulfill state-mandated CME requirements

Some state licensing boards require physicians to participate in CME activities that include specific content requirements, such as pain management, end-of-life care, child abuse and appropriate prescribing. The JAMA network CME website shows which CME activities will qualify for this content by identifying by state which journal-based articles will meet content specific CME requirements for license renewal.

JAMA Network CME counts as type II maintenance of certification (MOC) for a number of boards  

Physicians certified by one of the American Board of Medical Specialties member boards have to meet certain MOC requirements. Journal-based CME from the JAMA Network is approved to meet MOC requirements for Part II and Part II self-assessment from various boards, including:

  • The American Board of Ophthalmology
  • The American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • The American Board of Surgery 

Some of the courses approved for MOC can be found in the JAMA section of the MedEd PORTAL, a collaboration of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the American Board of Medical Specialties. You must have an AAMC account and be signed in to access the material.

We anticipate JAMA Network CME will count for American Board of Internal Medicine MOC in the near future.

You do not have to be a member of the AMA to participate in JAMA Network CME

JAMA Network CME is free to AMA members and subscribers for the journal(s). Non-members and non-subscribers can purchase CME tokens that allow them to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for their participation. To purchase tokens, visit the JAMA Network CME store. Physicians need to enter their country, customer type and the number of tokens they wish to purchase to see the price. Quantity discounts are available.