Activity ID



June 30, 2020

Format Type


CME Credit



CME Provider

Medical Risk Management, Inc.


A review of state medical boards’ records revealed that between 90 and 100 physicians are disciplined annually for sexual abuse or sexual misconduct with a patient. Given the serious nature and possible consequences of the behavior, it is necessary to review the reasons for the prohibition and provide guidance to physicians on how to handle potentially risky patient situations.

Diplomate Engagement

Correct answers to the post-test

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Educational Objectives

Distinguish between sexual harassment and sexual misconduct
Recognize warning signs of potential boundary violations
Formulate a plan for avoiding potential boundary violations


Professionalism, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Harassment



CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Practice Setting

Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Physician Executives, Physician Scientists, Rural, Urban, VA/Military

National Quality Strategies and/or Quadruple Aim Care Processes

Professionalism, Physician-Patient Relationship

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