CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION (CME) ONLINE
Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits are important to clinicians to maintain medical licensure and hospital privileges. Physicians are able to obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ through The Oncologist CME Online. Some manuscripts selected for publication in The Oncologist may also be selected for CME credit. The following types of manuscripts meet the overall objectives for CME selection:
- Articles that discuss new approaches to the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of specific cancers
- Articles that review evolving topics in basic science that have clinical implications in cancer medicine
- Articles that are relevant to risk management, a specific area of emphasis required by some states for medical licensure
The objective of the CME program of the Society for Translational Oncology is to create educational interventions that improve physician competencies and strategies for the screening, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients with cancer and enhance performance-in-practice.
Those authors whose articles are selected for CME credit will be asked to provide practice strategies and post-test questions.
Gap between current and best practice
Authors of Original and Review articles selected for publication in The Oncologist should describe the best practice concerning their topics, the current practice, and the “gaps” between them (in other words, what needs to be learned on the subject). Authors should explain how their articles will bridge the gap and describe the impact that their articles will have on readers’ competence or performance and/or how the articles might ultimately impact patients’ health.
The gaps described by the author should lead to learning objectives explaining what the learner should be able to do after reading the article.
Please complete the following table and include it with your submission.
Authors of other types of submissions (Cancer Treatment Reports, Editorials, Commentaries, Letters to the Editor and Reflections) do not need to be concerned about submitting the gap between current and best practice or learning objectives.