Massachusetts Medical Society: The Medical Professionals Empowerment Program (MedPEP)

The Medical Professionals Empowerment Program (MedPEP)

MedPEP, the Medical Professionals Empowerment Program, is a Free podcast series jointly provided by Physician Health Services, Inc. (PHS) and the Massachusetts Medical Society.  PHS is a charitable organization dedicated to improving the health, well-being and effectiveness of physicians and medical students.

Regulations, technology, organizational complexity, and the explosion of medical knowledge have created a perfect storm for most practicing health professionals. Physician burnout rates now exceed 50%. MedPEP’s star, Dr. Marie Curious, is a young, primary care internist who has started to fantasize about leaving the profession that she loves. On her MedPEP journey, Marie joins Dr. Les Schwab and a group of specialized physicians, coaches, and other experts, who offer a broad range of practical techniques to help her survive and thrive in today’s tough medical environment. The territory they cover includes nutrition, exercise, getting along with difficult colleagues, dealing with bureaucracy and bosses, multi-tasking, system improvement, meditation, and addiction. The MedPEP journey helps Marie, and other health professionals facing similar challenges, gain insight into practical methods for empowering themselves as well as their teams, employers, and the broken system.

The Free MedPEP podcast series is comprised of 20 episodes. While podcasts may be listened to individually, learners will derive the most benefit from these CME activities by beginning with Episode 1 and listening to each podcast in order.

Accreditation Statement
These activities have been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Massachusetts Medical Society and Physician Health Services, Inc. The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates each enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

These activities meet the criteria for the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.

Episode 1: MedPEP Season Premiere - Les Schwab, MD
Episode 2: Let's Get Physical - Eddie Phillips, MD
Episode 3: Self-Care is Not Selfish - Coach Margaret Moore, MBA
Episode 4: Mindful Medical Practice - Gail Gazelle, MD
Episode 5: Managing Your Energy - Diana Dill, EdD
Episode 6: Holding Your Own in Difficult Conversations - Cathy Lanteri, MD
Episode 7: Stop Running on Empty – Beth Frates, MD  
Episode 8: When the Going Gets Tough - Recalibrate - Les Schwab, MD 
Episode 9: Medicine is a Team Sport - Alan Morse, PhD
Episode 10: Conflict Management - Jo Shapiro, MD 
Episode 11: Peer Support - Jo Shapiro, MD
Episode 12: Removing Barriers and Frustrations - Paul DeChant, MD 
Episode 13: Changing the System that Destroys Careers - Diane Shannon, MD
Episode 14: Loosening Burnout’s Grip with Empathic Care - Helen Riess, MD
Episode 15:  Leading with Emotional Intelligence - Jeff Auerbach, PhD    
Episode 16: What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear - Danielle Ofri, MD
Episode 17: Looking for Relief in the Wrong Places - Steve Adelman, MD    
Episode 18: Managing Unrealistic Expectations - Mark Green, MD 
Episode 19: Career Development - Jane Liebschutz, MD, MPH 
Episode 20: MedPEP Season Finale - Les Schwab, MD

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