ABR/ACR/RSNA/AAPM/ASTRO/ARR/ARS Online Modules on Ethics and Professionalism
These education modules were developed by the American Board of Radiology Foundation (ABRF) with educational grants from the Academy of Radiology Research (ARR), the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), the American Board of Radiology (ABR), the American College of Radiology (ACR), the American Radium Society (ARS), the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), and the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). They are designed to educate physicists and physicians about the attributes and nuances of ethics and professionalism that are essential to the practice of medical physics, radiology and radiation oncology. Each module is self-guided and includes self-testing features to help the reader assess his or her comprehension and application of the principles and practices described in the module.
Each module has been developed by an expert team of individuals and has been peer reviewed for content, quality and clarity.
These modules provide a basic understanding of ethics and professionalism issues, including the following topics:
- Historical Evolution and Principles of Medical Professionalism
- Physician/Patient/Colleague Relationships
- Personal Behavior, Peer Review, and Contract Negotiations with Employers
- Conflict of Interest
- Ethics of Research
- Human Subjects Research
- Vertebrate Animal Research
- Relationships with Vendors
- Publication Ethics
- Ethics in Graduate and Resident Education
- Professionalism in Everyday Practice; The Physician Charter
The ABR/ACR/RSNA/AAPM/ASTRO/ARR/ARS Online Modules on Ethics and Professionalism are available to AAPM members as part of the benefits of membership.
The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Program, Inc. (CAMPEP) has approved each course for 1.50 credits, with the exception of Historical Evolution and Principles of Medical Professionalism and Professionalism in Everyday Practice: The Physician Charter, which are pending approval. This activity has been qualified by the ABR for SA-CME credit in fulfillment of MOC requirements. Please note that credits for these modules will not be automatically transferred to the ABR through the CME gateway.
If you are seeking MPCEC and/or SA-CME credit, you must attest to completion of the module(s) through your ABR Personal Database (PDB). Please print your module(s) completion certificate for your records and for audit purposes.
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