2016-2017 AAAAI Professionalism in Medical Practice Self-Assessment Module
Professionalism in medicine is one of the six core competencies defined by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) that form the basis for the Maintenance of Certification process. According to ABMS leadership, “medical professionalism functions as an ideology that declares an important role for its members in organizing and delivering health care in society.” They go on to state that “Making standards explicit, sharing them with the public, and enforcing them, is how the profession maintains its standing as being worthy of public trust.” For AAAAI members these standards are publicly stated in the Academy’s Code of Ethics.
This module – based on an activity developed by the American College of Cardiology - provides an opportunity for you to self-assess professionalism behaviors in your practice by answering a series of knowledge and case study questions. By answering all questions and reflecting on their performance, physicians can earn 5.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CME CreditsTM and 5 self-assessment credits toward the self-assessment requirement of the ABAI’s MOC program.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe key concepts related to professionalism in medical practice.
- Identify their own strengths and weaknesses related to the application of medical professionalism standards to clinical scenarios.
- Outline options for improving their working knowledge of medical professionalism as needed.
- 5.00 CMECME credit.
- 5.00 AttendanceAttendance credit.