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Leadership and the AMA Code of Medical Ethics
The Preamble to the Principles of Medical Ethics states that, as a member of the profession, a physician must recognize responsibility to patients first and foremost, as we as to society, to other health professionals, and to self. The Code of Medical Ethics contains many provisions that provide opinions on matters of physician leadership. Physician leaders must deal with today’s complex and perplexing issues within the ethical framework of the profession. As a physician leader, are you prepared to deal with today’s complex and perplexing ethical issues? This program will explore the relationship and relevance of the Code of Medical Ethics to the responsibilities of physician leaders. The program will conclude with a discussion of case scenarios that will focus on key ethical tensions in health care. Should you have any questions regarding this activity, please contact Katie Pajak at or 1-312-464-5450.
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Leadership and the AMA Code of Medical Ethics 
Release Date: January 24, 2013
Expiration Date: January 24, 2016


At the end of this activity, physicians should be able to:

  1. Recognize the key professional and ethical responsibilities of physicians as leaders in health care.   
  2. Identify relevant guidance from the AMA Code of Medical Ethics
  3. Discuss how to balance multiple ethical responsibilities as leaders of health care organizations and leaders in collaborative patient care.  

Target Audience
This activity is designed for medical staff leaders (Chief of Staffs, Medical Staff Presidents, Medical Directors and Medical Staff members), medical staff service professionals and medical staff legal counsel. 

Statement of Need
There is a need to provide education on leadership in the AMA Code of Medical Ethics in order to understand the key professional and ethical responsibilities of physicians as leaders in health care. 

Statement of Competency
This activity is designed to address the ABMS/ACGME competency professionalism.

Accreditation Statement
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
The American Medical Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Receiving Your CME Credit
After viewing the webinar, in order to claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, you must; 1) View the webinar in its entirety, 2) Successfully complete the quiz answering 4 out of 5 questions correctly and 3) Complete the evaluation. 

CME Activity Planning Committee
Hoyt Burdick, MD - OMSS Representative/AMA
Jim DeNuccio, MBA - Director of Physicians in Practice/AMA
Jim Goodyear, MD - OMSS Representative/AMA
Jay Gregory, MD - OMSS Governing Council Immediate Past Chair/AMA

Gale Hazen, MD - OMSS Governing Council Member-at-Large B/AMA

Brian Johnston, MD - OMSS Representative/AMA
Mary Kelly - CME Program Committee/AMA
Carole Moodhe, MD - OMSS Representative/AMA
Lee S. Perrin, MD - OMSS Governing Council Delegate/AMA
Arthur D. Snow, Jr, MD - OMSS Governing Council Chair/AMA
Barbara Spivak, MD - President and Board Chair, Mount Auburn Cambridge IPA, MA
Katie Pajak, MEd - Program Development Administrator/AMA
Carrie Waller - Manager, IPPS/AMA

Sharon Douglas - Professor of Medicine/University of Mississippi School of Medicine, Department of Medicine and Associate Dean/VA Education at University of Mississippi School of Medicine

Disclosure Statement
The content of this activity does not relate to any product of a commercial interest as defined by the ACCME; therefore, there are no relevant financial relationships to disclose for the planners or faculty.  

Hardware/software Requirements
Screen resolution of 800X600 or higher.
Web Browser: MS Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher, Firefox, Opera, Safari, etc.
Browser Plug-in: Adobe Flash Player
PDF Adobe Reader 5.0 or higher.

Audio speakers or headphones

Should you have any questions regarding this activity, please contact Katie Pajak at or 312-464-5450. 

Should you have technical questions, please contact the AMA Unified Service Center at 800-621-8335. 

Type:  Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
Activity Price
136 Registered Users
1 Credits> AMA> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

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