Continuing Medical Education (CME)

Accreditation Statement

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Earn CME by Reading Selected Journal Articles

You can earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from the AASM by reading selected articles from the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine (JCSM). In each monthly issue of JCSM, two articles are designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, enabling you to earn 2.0 credits for each issue.

Simply go to learn.aasm.org to browse the journal CME list that is available in the “Digital CME/MOC” category. New CME articles are added every month, and CME credit remains available for designated articles for one year after publication.

Select an issue from the list and complete your purchase to access the two articles designated for CME credit. You will have unlimited opportunities to pass the post-test to earn CME credit for each article. Go to learn.aasm.org to start earning CME credits today!

Earn CME by Reviewing Manuscripts

The AASM designates manuscript review activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. CME credit is available to reviewers of original manuscripts. Physicians may claim CME credit for a maximum of five (5) reviews per calendar year. Only reviews received on time and judged as satisfactory by the Editor (either the Editor-in-Chief, Deputy Editor or Associate Editor) responsible for the particular manuscript will be eligible for CME credit.

Learning objective:
After concluding a thorough review of a submitted manuscript and associated literature, participants should be able to:

  • Integrate new discoveries or observations in the field of sleep medicine that will improve performance in practice
  • Critically analyze medical literature, current issues, multidisciplinary patient care, and practice management in the field of sleep medicine
  • Evaluate how a research question or investigational clinical application is formulated and articulated in a proposed manuscript
  • Synthesize the literature with a thorough review of the proposed manuscript thereby identifying its strengths and weaknesses prior to publication

Disclosure:
Manuscript reviewers have access to the conflicts of interest disclosures for each author of a manuscript.

Process:
Only reviews received on time (as defined in the invitation to review, usually 14 days from receipt of manuscript) and judged as satisfactory by the Editor (Editor-in-Chief, Deputy Editor or Associate Editor) responsible for the particular manuscript will be eligible for CME credit. The features that contribute most importantly to the quality of manuscript reviews for the journals include: adherence to reviewer guidelines, specificity and accuracy, completeness, usefulness of recommendations to both editors and authors, tone, internal consistency, and mindfulness of the needs of the journals’ readers and the medical community as a whole.

To prepare a high quality review, the reviewer should consider existing evidence when preparing his/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 the area as well as any methodologic or experimental issues.

To submit a request for CME credit, the journal reviewer must download the credit claim form and email it to Ms. Rosanne Money, Publications Assistant, at rmoney@aasm.org within 90 days of the review.

You will be notified via email if your review of the assigned manuscript was completed on time and if it meets our criteria for CME credit; the email will contain a letter verifying your receipt of CME credit. This service is provided at no charge to AASM members; non-members may request CME credit for a fee of $40 per review.

Ms. Rosanne Money, Journal Assistant
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
2510 North Frontage Road
Darien, IL 60561
Email: rmoney@aasm.org