Medical Ethics and Professionalism - Physician Edition

ME-22 Ethics Courses

Available Nationwide

The PBI Medical Ethics and Professionalism Course is an intensive 22-hour CME based training for physicians and other health professionals. Approved by the California Medical Board and acceptable to most other boards, we start with the premise that everyone has a "violation potential." During this course you will explore your own risk factors, vulnerabilities, accountability and resistance to face your violation potential. You will develop a personal ethics protection plan because we firmly believe that only in this way can you better protect yourself and others.


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Where Is This Course Held?


Date Location
January 20-21, 2017
Irvine - UC Irvine School of Medicine Campus - List of hotels that offer a UCI discount rate - Medical Education Building, 836 Health Sciences Rd, Irvine, CA 92697 Course is full.
February 24-25, 2017
Irvine - UC Irvine School of Medicine Campus - List of hotels that offer a UCI discount rate - Medical Education Building, 836 Health Sciences Rd, Irvine, CA 92697
April 01-02, 2017
San Francisco 835 Airport Blvd, Burlingame, CA 94010 - 650-344-5500
April 07-08, 2017
Irvine - UC Irvine School of Medicine Campus - List of hotels that offer a UCI discount rate - Medical Education Building, 836 Health Sciences Rd, Irvine, CA 92697
June 23-24, 2017
Irvine - UC Irvine School of Medicine Campus - List of hotels that offer a UCI discount rate - Medical Education Building, 836 Health Sciences Rd, Irvine, CA 92697
July 08-09, 2017
San Francisco - Hotel location and discount yet-to-be announced. Please call us at 904-800-1237 with any questions.
August 04-05, 2017
Irvine - UC Irvine School of Medicine Campus - List of hotels that offer a UCI discount rate - Medical Education Building, 836 Health Sciences Rd, Irvine, CA 92697
September 22-23, 2017
Irvine - UC Irvine School of Medicine Campus - List of hotels that offer a UCI discount rate - Medical Education Building, 836 Health Sciences Rd, Irvine, CA 92697
October 14-15, 2017
San Francisco - Hotel location and discount yet-to-be announced. Please call us at 904-800-1237 with any questions.
November 03-04, 2017
Irvine - UC Irvine School of Medicine Campus - List of hotels that offer a UCI discount rate - Medical Education Building, 836 Health Sciences Rd, Irvine, CA 92697

How Much Does The Course Cost?

$1875.00

Course fees may be paid by credit card or financing may also be available through PayPal Credit. When choosing PayPal Credit look for the financing offer from PayPal like this one: "No Payments + No Interest if paid in full in 6 months on purchases of $99 or more.

If you have any questions regarding cost, please call us at 904-800-1237
or email us at info@professionalboundaries.com




ME22 Ethics Course

Ethics and Professionalism

Each course is taught by leaders in their fields of medicine including psychiatrists, physician experts in physician health and impairment, and attorneys familiar with medical practice and administrative laws. The faculty for this course are selected by PBI and approved by the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education.

The methods of instruction for this course include a pre-course workbook written by authors involves study, writing, testing, one interview, on-site course group discussion, lectures, workshop, role play, video, and a post-test. There is also a follow-up conducted at 6 and 12 months post-course.

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Course Content

Background assessment: Pre-course includes a 1-3 page write-up of details of ethical violation in question. Attendees will submit to the course director, copies of the board complaint and consent agreement. Course includes in-person description of ethical violation in question.

Baseline Assessment: Pre-course includes PBI’s Ethics Self-Assessment Tool, an assignment to review and write-up relevant California laws, AMA and specialty ethical codes violated regarding ethical violation in question.

Course: Relevant laws and codes will again be reviewed in live workshop setting with peers and course instructors.

Participant Expectations and Introduction: Course will begin with group process with participants relating their reason for participation and expectations.

Didactic: Course includes presentations by 4 or more experienced instructors drawn from a rotational faculty consisting of three physicians (two psychiatrists and the physician director of physician health program and addiction medicine specialist), two psychologists, three attorneys, and the executive director of PBI. Topics identified in background assessments will be thoroughly addressed.

Experiential Exercises: Course will be interspersed with didactic presentations, group discussions, role-playing and practice, and individual writing.

Development of Personal Violation Prevention Plan: Each participant will leave the course with their own violation prevention plan.

Longitudinal: Participants needing regular support will have the opportunity to participate in weekly group therapy/discussion/support via conference call. All participants will be required to participate in live follow-up at 6 months and 1 year to review progress and to review their violation prevention plan and revise it as needed.


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Course Schedule & Outline

Pre-Course Section: See the workbook: Medical Ethics and Professionalism: An Ethics Protection Course

Readings - 3.75 hours
Assignments - 4.25 hours
Total = 8.00 hours

Course Schedule - Day 1:

8:15- 9:00Orientation and Fundamentals
9:00-10:15Sharing by each attendee regarding why they are in the course and what their expectation and goals are for the course. Feedback by group.
10:15-10:30Break
10:30-11:15Sex, Drugs, Power and Disciplinary Actions
11:15-12:00Codependence, Power and Responsibility
12:00-1:00Lunch (on your own)
1:00-2:00Counterdependence, Risk-Taking and Denial
2:00-3:00Small group discussion regarding causes of ethics violations
3:00-3:15Break
3:15-4:45Medical Practice Act, laws, and resources

Course Schedule - Day 2:

8:15- 9:00Violation potential and the ethics formula
9:00-10:15Risk factors
10:15-10:30Break
10:30-11:15Vulnerabilities
11:15-12:00Resistance
12:00-1:00Lunch (on your own)
1:00-3:00Developing your own Ethics Violation Protection Plan
3:00-3:15Break
3:15-4:45Role playing regarding Protection Plans

Follow-up Evaluation and Review - conducted at 6 and 12 months post course:
(Only required for California physicians at this time, optional for others)
The 6 and 12 month evaluation and review will be emailed to you. Please notify us of any changes to your email address and other contact information.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the ME-22 program, participants should be able to:

  • 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 physician-patient interaction, which can improve clinical outcomes.
  • Reduce their potential of 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.


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Why Should I Choose PBI?

PBI has a proven history of helping working professionals move past boundary issues with compassion and understanding.

Best Value For Your Money

We are the most cost-effective boundary program in the US as well as the most accessible: your class will start immedately upon registration. We provide weekend conferences so you have less down-time - many of our programs go from 8am Friday through 5pm Sunday to keep from interrupting your busy schedule.


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Recognized For High Quality

We have been CME accredited since 2003 and we are the only program developed and presented by a consortium of experts from across the United States to protect professionals and their patients, students and customers. PBI was selected by the Federation of State Medical Boards in 2006 to provide training to the medical boards themselves.

Learn From Instructors Who Have Been There

We have a large and diverse faculty and we are the only course in the country with integrated teleconference follow-ups that maximize your value from the course. We are also the only US program founded by a physician in recovery for a boundary violation.

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CME Information

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education provided by 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 medical education for physicians.


Designation Statement

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates these live activities each for a maximum of 22 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Disclosure Policy

It is the policy of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and the University of California CME Consortium to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all CME activities. Full disclosure of conflicts and conflict resolutions will be made prior to the activity in writing via handout materials, insert, or syllabus.


California Assembly Bill 1195

This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195, which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. For specific information regarding Bill 1195 and definitions of cultural and linguistic competency, please visit the CME website at www.meded.uci.edu.