Ethics and Professionalism

Medical Ethics and Professionalism (ME-15)


Medical Ethics and Professionalism (ME-15)

Our Medical Ethics and Professionalism (ME-15) one-day course is a condensed version of our intensive two-day ethics course. This course addresses and remediates issues rooted in lack of adherence to laws, rules, guidelines, codes, or policies. Many clinicians referred to this course never learned the intricacies of the legal, regulatory, and ethical obligations of their professions. Through a comprehensive pre-course, participants become versed in those professional obligations and initiate the process of self-assessment.

Participants arrive at the seminar primed to examine their infractions. They will learn how they got to this point and why they are being held to account. At the end of the course they will develop their Personalized Protection Plan© that elevates accountability in order to prevent recidivism.


  1. ME-15
    • 7.5 hours of pre-course assignments
    • One day course
  2. ME-15 Extended
    • 7.5 hours of pre-course assignments
    • One day course
    • 12 hour post-course faculty-led group conference calls (MAS). One hour, weekly for 12 weeks

Professions This Course Is Suitable For

This course is multi-disciplinary and appropriate for all licensed clinicians, including but not limited to: physicians, nurses, pharmacists (outside of California), dentists, veterinarians, chiropractors, physician assistants, mental health providers, physical therapists, acupuncturists, EMT's, midwives, optometrists, and trainees/students. Additionally, this course can also be adapted for other professionals, such as attorneys.

Reasons for Referral

  • Bending or breaking laws or rules (Noncompliance with orders/deadlines)
  • Driving under the influence (DUI/DWI)
  • Financial improprieties (Fraud, inappropriate billing, over diagnosing/over-treating, waiving copays)
  • HIPAA or confidentiality violations
  • Misrepresentation (Cheating, falsification, inaccurate or inappropriate advertising, lying or omission of information)
  • Practicing on an expired license

Learning Objectives

  • Comply with standards of practice and codes of ethics
  • Improve clinical decision making by minimizing negative influencers
  • Adhere to professional ethics with resultant improvements in professional-patient interaction, which can improve clinical outcomes
  • Reduce potential transgressions through the development of systems that can be implemented into clinical practice
  • Become aware of the early warning signs indicative of ethical dilemmas and boundary problems
  • Create an ethics-based Formula© and implement a tiered Personalized Protection Plan to maintain ethical integrity


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and Professional Boundaries, Inc. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates these live activities each for a maximum of 27 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in activity.

Registration Options

Select Edition

Course Credits

15 CME (7.5 Pre-Course + 7.5 Live)

Course Costs

$1450.00 Flat

Date: November 5, 2022 - November 5, 2022

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Course Credits

27 CME (7.5 Pre-Course + 7.5 Live + 12 Post-Course)

Course Costs

$2050.00 Flat

Date: November 5, 2022 - November 5, 2022

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time


Am I eligible to take a course in the Virtual Live Classroom?
What is the difference between the Standard Edition (ME-15) and the Extended Edition (ME-15EX) of the Medical Ethics and Professionalism Course?
How do I know if this course is approved by my regulatory agency or board?
My disciplinary order states that I need to take a course from a different provider, can I take a PBI course instead?
Can I attend this course proactively for CME/CE credit even if I don’t have a disciplinary order?
  • "This has been the third time I am taking this course, and every time I learn some new practical points. I will apply these newly learned points plus my protection plan to improve the quality of my practice. The course contains many pragmatic lessons about "Do's and Don'ts" in clinical practice and each point is a step towards better achievements of these goals...I will attend PBI courses annually"
    - Medical Ethics Course Graduate
  • "I truly enjoyed being able to have help looking at my mistake and, most importantly, having help in creating a prevention plan. The faculty helped with this completely. "
    - Medical Ethics Course Graduate
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