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Journal of Hand Surgery CME Credits

Subscribers will find articles designed for CME in the Review Section of the Journal of Hand Surgery.

To take the test for CME, individuals must login to their profile on the Elsevier website. Users may need to create an account if they do not already have one through Elsevier.

Questions about how to access the CME functionality should be directed to Elsevier:

Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 6:00pm, EST
Tel: (800) 654-2452 (Toll Free US & Canada)
Tel: (314) 447-8871 (Outside US & Canada)

Review the JHS CME Activity objectives, disclosures and disclaimer.

Available Credits

The American Society for Surgery of the Hand designates each journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit (TM). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The ASSH is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Earn Credits:

To claim CME credits, subscribers must:
  1. Read the CME-eligible article(s)
  2. Complete the online test
  3. Pay the certificate fee (minimum of $15)

All test questions must be answered correctly to be eligible for CME. Users may continue to retake the exam at no additional fee to reach the 100% passing score.

Credits are posted to your ASSH CME transcript on a monthly basis. If you need your certificate immediately, you can access your certificate on the journal website:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on a test. Log in if prompted. A new window will pop-up with the exam.
  3. Click My Courses at the top of the page.
  4. Click on the Certificate button that corresponds with each test to view, save, or print the certificate. Note that the certificate will pop up in a separate window.

If you have any questions, please contact ASSH staff at

The questions on the test are designed to make the reader think and will occasionally require the reader to go back to scrutinize the article for details. The CME articles are not included in the purchase of the test.


We encourage readers to contact us with questions and feedback on the content of the CME articles and the online exam in order to continue to improve our Review Section.

If you have questions on the accuracy or clarity of content or exam questions in any CME articles, please do not hesitate to contact us at Questions about functionality of the exam or payments should be directed to Elsevier as indicated above.

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