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A: While parts of the Web site are available without registration, many sections, including all CME activities, require you to register for free. To access the full text of The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, you must become a paid subscriber.

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A: You may register for free by filling out a simple registration form. Why not register today?

Q: To register as a member, I am asked to provide the last four digits of my social security number. I don’t have one. What should I enter?

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Online Access

Q: What hardware/software do I need to view

A: requires a minimum Web browser of Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher, Mozilla Firefox 2.0 or higher, or any other Web browser compatible with these browsers. Certain educational activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of their content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be Flash, Adobe Reader, or Shockwave.

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Continuing Medical Education

Q: Is the CME Institute an accredited provider of continuing medical education?

A: Yes. The CME Institute of Physicians Postgraduate Press, Inc., is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Q: What is MyCME?

A: MyCME is an online record of your participation in our CME activities. MyCME keeps a list of your completed activities, saves the ones you started and want to return to, maintains a record of the CME credits you earn online, and allows you to immediately print your CME certificate or a transcript of credits earned.

Q: How do I create a MyCME account?

A: Your MyCME account is automatically created when you register.

Q: To earn credit, I have to provide personal information. How do you protect my privacy?

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Q: I am not a physician. Can I still receive AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM?

A: No. Upon successful completion of the posttest and evaluation, you will be awarded a participation certificate that states the number of hours you participated in the activity.