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Cultivating Physician Competence Through Self-Assessment and Self-AwarenessCode of Medical Ethics

Learning Objectives
1. Recognize competence as an ethical responsibility
2. Distinguish self-assessment and self-awareness
3. Identify a skillset that can be used to become critically self-aware
4. Apply self-assessment and self-awareness strategies
0.5 Credit CME

The expectation that physicians will provide competent care is central to medicine. It undergirds professional autonomy and the privilege of self-regulation granted to medicine by society. This CME module examines how and why physicians at all stages in their professional lives should cultivate and exercise skills of self-awareness and active self-observation in order to bring their best skills to the care of individual patients.

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Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to:

0.5 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program;

0.5 Self-Assessment points in the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery’s (ABOHNS) Continuing Certification program;

0.5 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program; and

0.5 Lifelong Learning points in the American Board of Pathology’s (ABPath) Continuing Certification program;

It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting MOC credit.

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