This is an online CME activity that offers you the opportunity to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Upon successful completion of What's Your Diagnosis?® cases, your CME certificate will be delivered to you in a Web page for you to print or refer to at a later date through Beam Institute's Personal CME Tracker.
After completing each What's Your Diagnosis?® case, please be sure to press the "Claim your CME Credit" button to record your credits. When you have completed at least 1 credit, you will be given the option to retrieve your CME certificate online after filling out an activity evaluation. If you decide to complete more cases in this activity after claiming your certificates, you will be able to add credits by updating your evaluation.
About the Activity
New models for the dissemination of information have expanded how medical education is delivered. The Internet is the largest computer network in the world. It has, therefore, become an important source for medical education and has motivated the creation of virtual communities within whom mentors in professional fields can be found. This initiative seeks to take one of the most popular educational services from Consultant magazine and make it available to a broad audience of healthcare practitioners via the Internet. It presents cases like those clinicians see in practice. It then challenges these physicians to make the diagnosis. Commentary given subsequent to the physician's diagnostic selection heightens awareness of diagnostic clues, resulting in more effective patient management in daily clinical practice.
This activity has been developed and approved by Dr. Henry Schneiderman, a nationally recognized authority on physical diagnoses. Cases have been reviewed and approved for CME credit Beam Institute, an ACCME-accredited provider of continuing medical education.
Activity Learning Objectives
After going through the activity, participants should be able to:
• Establish the differential diagnoses for each case reviewed.
• Evaluate the presented information and identify the appropriate diagnosis.
• Identify the clinical steps in arriving at the proper diagnosis for each case reviewed and assess how these can be applied to patient care.
Primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants
Henry Schneiderman, MD
Hebrew Health Care
Professor of Medicine (geriatrics)
Associate Professor of Pathology
University of Connecticut
The faculty has not reported any existing significant financial interest in, or other relationship(s) with, the manufacturers(s) of commercial product(s) or commercial services discussed in this educational activity, including the grantor(s) of this activity.
The Beam Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
The Beam Institute designates this educational activity for a maximum of .5 (one half) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM per case. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This CME activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.
This activity is an independent educational activity under the direction of Beam Institute. The activity was planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the ACCME, the Ethical Opinions/Guidelines of the AMA, the FDA, the OIG, and the PhRMA Code on Interactions With Healthcare Professionals, thus assuring the highest degree of independence, fair balance, scientific rigor and objectivity.
However, Beam Institute, the Grantor, and Cliggott Publishing Group shall in no way be liable for the currency of information or for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in the activity. Discussions concerning drugs, dosages, and procedures may reflect the clinical experience of the faculty, or they may be derived from the professional literature or other sources and may suggest uses that are investigational in nature and not approved labeling or indications. Activity participants are encouraged to refer to primary references or full prescribing information resources.
The opinions and recommendations presented herein are those of the program faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the provider, grantor, or producer.
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