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Continuing Medical Education Credit For Annals of Internal Medicine Manuscript Reviewers

Effective November 1, 2004, The American College of Physicians offers category 1 CME credit for reviewing manuscripts. Only reviews received on time and judged satisfactory by the Associate Editor responsible for the particular manuscript will be eligible for CME credits.

Credit is available for reviews of manuscripts submitted for of all sections of Annals except On Being a Doctor, On Being a Patient, and Ad Libitum. Manuscripts assigned to reviewers prior to November 1, 2004 are not eligible for CME credit.

Accreditation Statement: The American College of Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Physicians designates each manuscript review for a maximum of 3 category 1 credits toward the AMA Physician Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits he/she actually spent on the educational activity.

Physicians are eligible for up to 3 CME for each ms review, up to total of 15 for the year.

Purpose: Through a review of the literature and critical thinking, the reviewer will fill gaps in his/her knowledge.

Editorial Disclosure:
Christine Laine, MD, MPH, Editor in Chief, reports that she has no financial interests to disclose.
Darren B. Taichman, MD, PhD, Executive Deputy Editor, reports that he has received research support from a grant to the University of Pennsylvania from Actelion.
Cynthia D. Mulrow, MD, MSc, Senior Deputy Editor, reports that she has no financial relationships or interests to disclose.
Deborah Cotton, MD, MPH, Deputy Editor, reports that she has no financial relationships or interest to disclose.
Sankey V. Williams, MD, Deputy Editor, reports that he has no financial relationships or interests to disclose.
Catharine B. Stack, PhD, MS, Deputy Editor, Statistics, reports that she has stock holdings in Pfizer.
Jaya K. Rao, MD, MHS, Deputy Editor, reports that she has stock holdings in Pfizer and Eli Lilly and Company.

Process: Only reviews received on time and judged satisfactory by the Associate Editor responsible for the particular manuscript will be eligible for CME credits. The features that contribute most importantly to the quality of manuscript reviews for Annals include: adherence to reviewer guidelines, specificity and accuracy, completeness, usefulness of recommendations to both Annals editors and authors, tone, internal consistency, and mindfulness of the needs of Annals readers and the medical community as a whole.

To prepare a high quality review, the reviewer should consider existing evidence when preparing his or her comments. The reviewer should place the current work in the context of existing evidence in the area, describe the unique contributions of the current work, and comment on any inconsistencies of the current work with previous research in your area.

You will be notified via email if your review of the assigned manuscript was completed on time and if it met our criteria for CME credit. You will go to the main Annals author and reviewer page and then select "claim CME credits." Credit must be claimed within two years of the review.

You will be able to view and print the certificate immediately. If you are a member of the American College of Physicians, your transcript will be updated within 2 weeks.

You may claim a maximum of 15 category one CME credits for reviewing for Annals of Internal Medicine within one calendar year.