CME for Reviewers

How to get CME credits for your review:

For every review you complete that is judged as satisfactory or better by our editors, you are eligible to receive 3 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™; up to a maximum of 15 credits per year. Required CME background follows:

The target audience for this activity consists of researchers, clinicians, and other health professionals who possess expertise in emergency medicine and wish to improve this specialty by acting as an expert reviewer.

WestJEM asks that the objectives below be followed when you are completing the peer review process for this journal for CME credit: your review is completed in a timely fashion, you are able to comment on the major strengths and weaknesses of study design and methodology, you provide the editor and author with useful suggestions for improvement of the manuscript, your comments are constructive and professional, you are able to comment accurately and productively upon the quality of the author’s interpretation of the data, including acknowledgement of its limitations, you have provided the editor with the proper context and perspective to make a decision on acceptance (and/or revision) of the manuscript, and you are able to provide a confidential review without a conflict of interest.

It is the policy of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and the University of California CME Consortium to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all CME activities. Full disclosure of conflicts and conflict resolutions will be made available to all participants in this CME activity.

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this manuscript review activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ per review, and up to 15 credits per year. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Please use this link to access the CME certificate site.

Updated July 21, 2015

Contact Information

WestJEM/ Department of Emergency Medicine
UC Irvine Health

333 The City Blvd. West, Rt 128-01
Suite 640
Orange, CA 92868, USA
Phone: 1-714-456-6389


ISSN: 1936-900X
e-ISSN: 1936-9018

ISSN: 2474-252X

Our Philosophy

Emergency Medicine is a specialty which closely reflects societal challenges and consequences of public policy decisions. The emergency department specifically deals with social injustice, health and economic disparities, violence, substance abuse, and disaster preparedness and response. This journal focuses on how emergency care affects the health of the community and population, and conversely, how these societal challenges affect the composition of the patient population who seek care in the emergency department. The development of better systems to provide emergency care, including technology solutions, is critical to enhancing population health.