Activity ID



December 31, 2024

Format Type


CME Credit




CME Provider: American Medical Association

Description of CME Course

Physicians have a responsibility to take action to avoid harm in cases of impairment, whether it be their own or a colleague’s. As part of the Physician Wellness and Professional Conduct series, this Code of Medical Ethics module describes types of impairment, as well as the implications and responsibilities physicians have to themselves and other physicians in maintaining a safe environment. Learn to identify impairment in physicians, the negative impact on patient care, and the systems in place that can help impaired physicians.


1. This activity is accredited by the American Medical Association.
2. This activity is free to AMA members.

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Educational Objectives

1. Define conditions that can impair physicians' health and ability to fulfill professional responsibilities
2. Explain how physician impairment may have a negative impact on patients
3. Describe physicians' responsibilities to themselves and their colleagues to ensure that care is safely provided
4. Understand the systems in place which can help an impaired physician


Occupational Health, Law and Medicine


Medical Knowledge, Professionalism

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit



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