Ethics and Professionalism

California Medical Ethics and Professionalism (ME-22 CA)

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Note: This course is for California clinicians only. Non-California clinicians, click here to enroll in our Medical Ethics (ME-22) Course.

Ethics and Professionalism

Designed specifically for California licensees, this comprehensive course addresses and remediates issues rooted in lack of adherence to laws, rules, guidelines, codes, or policies. Participants arrive at the seminar primed by the pre-course readings, assignments, and self-assessment exercises—springboards for the process of introspection and self-critique. During the course, participants examine how and why their professional practices, responses to stress, and personal or situational factors initially put them at risk for exercising poor judgment or rationalizing improper behavior. During the course, each participant develops a Personalized Protection Plan©, an action plan they will implement to prevent future lapses in judgement. Participants present their plan at the conclusion of the course as their final oral examination to the faculty and class in a peer-review format.

California Medical Board approved to meet the Title 16, California Code of Regulations (CCR) section 1358.1 requirements.

Professions This Course Is Suitable For

This course is multi-disciplinary and appropriate for California-licensed clinicians, including but not limited to: physicians, nurses, dentists, veterinarians, chiropractors, physician assistants, mental health providers, EMT's, and physical therapists.

California pharmacists click here to enroll in our California Pharmacy Board approved course. 

Non-California clinicians, click here to enroll in our Medical Ethics (ME-22) Course. 

Course Editions

  1. ME-22
    • 8 hours of pre-course assignments
    • Live, Two day course
    • Post-course follow-up material will be sent via email at six and twelve month intervals
  2. ME-22 Extended
    • 8 hours of pre-course assignments
    • Live, Two day course
    • 12 hour post-course faculty-led group conference calls (MAS). One hour, weekly, for 12 weeks.
    • Post-course follow-up material will be sent via email at six and twelve month intervals

Reasons for Referral

  • Bending or breaking laws or rules (Noncompliance with orders, agreements, 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 with 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 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 an ethics-based Formula© and implement a tiered Personalized Protection Plan to maintain ethical integrity

Accreditation

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 34 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

22 CME (8 Pre-Course + 14 Live)

Course Costs

$1700.00 Flat

Date: October 22, 2022 - October 23, 2022

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: November 19, 2022 - November 20, 2022

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Central Time

Date: December 10, 2022 - December 11, 2022

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: January 7, 2023 - January 8, 2023

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: February 4, 2023 - February 5, 2023

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Central Time

Course Credits

34 CME (8 Pre-Course + 14 Live + 12 Post-Course)

Course Costs

$2300.00 Flat

Date: October 22, 2022 - October 23, 2022

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: November 19, 2022 - November 20, 2022

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Central Time

Date: December 10, 2022 - December 11, 2022

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: January 7, 2023 - January 8, 2023

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Pacific Time

Date: February 4, 2023 - February 5, 2023

Location: Virtual Live Classroom, Central Time

FAQ

Are clinicians from outside of California eligible to take this course?
Am I eligible to take a course in the Virtual Live Classroom?
What is the difference between the standard edition (ME-22) and the Extended Edition (ME-22EX) of the Medical Ethics and Professionalism Course?
Can I attend this course proactively for CE credit even if I don’t have a disciplinary order?
Is this course approved by the Medical Board of California?
  • "I was greatly surprised that I enjoyed learning about the subject and my role in my particular ethics violation...the group dynamics were wonderful and I learned a lot from my colleagues in the group as well."
    - Medical Ethics Course Graduate
  • "This course was fantastic and the faculty did a BRILLIANT job in managing and conducting the course. I loved the virtual aspect of it which made me pay attention 100% throughout the course by seeing all the participants and the instructor right in front of my eyes at all times. I could have not asked for any better educational experience than this. Phenomenal job. "
    - Medical Ethics Course Graduate
  • "I was not happy about being required to take this course. With that being said, I am pleased that I did. I initially thought that I was going to be subjected to endless slide presentations and case studies. Hearing everyone's story and reflections on their reasons for attending were perhaps the best part of the experience. The faculty was awesome, treated everyone with respect and was very knowledgeable about the subject matter. "
    - Medical Ethics Course Graduate
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