Press Release - February 7, 2006
The Medical Letter's Continuing Education Program Expands with Two New Offerings

NEW ROCHELLE, NY — February 7, 2006
The Medical Letter announced today that its accredited continuing education program has been expanded to include two new online options: a per issue series and a quick, one-credit exam option. These new formats allow the user to take the test in smaller bi-weekly segments as the questions are included in The Medical Letter issue. Participants may earn up to 26 CME credit hours per year with the Online Series.

The online option provides direct links to Medical Letter articles where the answers are found, and has internal checks to ensure there are no missed questions.

"The addition of online per issue testing will broaden the options for our CME program and make the use of The Medical Letter for maintaining CME credits even more appealing to physicians," says Gianna Zuccotti, M.D., M.P.H., Deputy Editor of The Medical Letter.

The Medical Letter’s continuing education program is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). Additional information about the program can be found on The Medical Letter’s website at www.medicalletter.org/tml/cme.

The accreditation statements are:

  • ACCME: The Medical Letter is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Medical Letter designates this educational activity for up to 26 hours (1 hour per bi-weekly issue) in Category 1 credit towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award.
  • AAFP: The Medical Letter educational activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 26 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Term of approval is for two-years from the beginning distribution date of 1/1/06 with option for yearly renewal.
  • ACPE: The Medical Letter is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

About The Medical Letter
The Medical Letter Inc., a nonprofit organization founded in 1958, offers health care professionals objective, independent analysis of both prescription and over-the-counter drugs. In addition to its newsletters, The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics and Treatment Guidelines from The Medical Letter, it also publishes handbooks and software on topics such as adverse drug interactions and antimicrobial therapy. The Medical Letter is supported entirely by subscriber fees and is based in New Rochelle, NY. For more information about The Medical Letter call (800) 211-2769 or go to www.medicalletter.org.

CONTACT: Joanne Valentino The Medical Letter 914-235-0500 Ext. 345 or joanne@medicalletter.org