Ethics and Professionalism

Medical Ethics and Professionalism (ME-15-Live)



Like all PBI Education offerings, this course is grounded in the premise that everyone has the potential to commit a boundary or ethics violation. Many health care professionals referred to this course have 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. Pre-course component: Online readings and assignments totaling 7.5 hours
  2. Live component: One day totaling 7.5 hours

Professions this course is suitable for

Physicians, dentists, veterinarians, chiropractors, physician assistants, nurses, mental health providers, EMT's, physical therapists, students, and a wide variety of other clinicians. This course can also be adapted to be applicable for attorneys.

*New York physicians: If you are fulfilling a board ordered requirement, your licensing board requires that you also enroll in our extended follow-up course, PBI Maintenance and Accountability Seminars, in addition to this course.

Causes for referral

  • Misrepresentation, falsification, lying, theft, and cheating
  • Financial improprieties
  • Breaking laws
  • HIPAA or confidentiality violations
  • Practicing on an expired license

Learning objectives

  • Comply with standards of practice, codes of ethics, and state statutes
  • 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 their 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 and implement a tiered Protection Plan to maintain appropriate boundaries


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 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in activity.

Registration Options

Course Credits

15 CME/CE hours

Course Costs

$1295.00 Flat

Date: October 3, 2020 - October 3, 2020

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: November 14, 2020 - November 14, 2020

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: February 20, 2021 - February 20, 2021

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time


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  • "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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