Activity ID



April 6, 2025

Format Type


CME Credit




CME Provider: American Medical Association

Description of CME Course

This adaptive learning module is composed of two modules. The first will test your knowledge of how patients’ personal histories and explanation of illness influence the process of informed consent. The module will explore the role of explanatory models and concepts of cultural competence, cultural humility, and structural competence in relation to informed consent. The second module will help you identify opportunities to implement the LEARN model of communication. Case-based questions let the learner practice the types of responses that help elicit a patient’s perspective on their medical circumstance. Both courses adapt to the physician learner’s performance and can range from between 7 to 15 minutes.


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 key terminology around the topic of cultural competence 2. Recognize the influence of patient's background on the consent process 3. Describe a framework for communicating effectively with patients 4. Apply the LEARN model to elicit patient understanding in their clinical situation 5. Apply best practices to overcome barriers for truly informed consent


Ethics, Shared Decision Making and Communication


Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Professionalism

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit



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