Massachusetts Medical Society: Self-Regulation of Medicine: Ethical and Legal Considerations in Physician Collegiality and Conduct – 2023 Ethics Forum

Self-Regulation of Medicine: Ethical and Legal Considerations in Physician Collegiality and Conduct – 2023 Ethics Forum

Self-Regulation of Medicine - Ethical and Legal Considerations in Physician Collegiality and Conduct – 2023 Ethics Forum

Presented by the Committee on Ethics, Grievances, and Professional Standards, the Ethics Forum alerts physicians to the ethical implications of issues that arise in daily practice and offers information on issues at the intersection of ethics, medicine, and professionalism. The Ethics Forum at the Massachusetts Medical Society’s 2023 Annual Meeting (recorded on April 26, 2023) explores ethical and legal considerations in physician collegiality and conduct.


Rebecca Brendel Moderator

Rebecca Weintraub Brendel, MD, JD (Moderator)
Chair, MMS Committee on Ethics, Grievances, and Professional Standards
To learn more about Dr. Rebecca Weintraub Brendel, click here.


Paul Cirel, Esq. 
Partner, Todd & Weld LLP
To learn more about Paul Cirel, click here.

Christine Khandelwal

Christine Khandelwal, DO, MHPE, HMDC
President-Elect, North Carolina Medical Board
Member, Federation of State Medical Boards Committee on Ethics and Professionalism
To learn more about Dr. Christine Khandelwal, click here.



Peter A. Schwartz, MD
Medical Director Outpatient and Residential Services
Chair, American Medical Association Council on Ethical & Judicial Affairs, 
To learn more about Dr. Peter Schwartz, click here.

Intended Audience
This activity is designed for physicians, physicians-in-training, and other health care leaders, professionals and students. 

Course Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, learners should be able to:

  • Identify the reasons and rationales for clear professional conduct expectations and remediation of alleged departures in the context of medical ethics
  • Review the types of physician conduct in non-clinical settings that may rise to the level of licensing board concern and/ or discipline
  • Distinguish between fears vs reality in the implementation of conduct expectations
  • Appreciate how setting and enforcing professional expectations advances the diversity, equity, and inclusion of a professional medical association

Course Fees
Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Physician Member: $20.00
MMS Resident/Student Member: Free
Non-Member Physician: $45.00
Non-Members Resident/Student: $10.00
Allied Health Professional/Other: $16.00

Format & Estimated Time to Complete
Video, 1 hour  

Accreditation and Credit Information
Accreditation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this 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.

This activity meets the criteria for the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study. 

National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistant (NCCPA)
Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 1.00 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.  

Exam/Assessment: A score of 70% or higher is required to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Activity Term
Original Release Date: May 3, 2023
Review Date (s): N/A
Termination Date: May 3, 2026

System Requirements

Windows 10
Mac OSX 10.6 higher

Most modern browsers including:
IE 11+
Firefox 18.0+
Chrome latest version
Safari 12+

iOS devices beginning with OS version 10 or higher (includes, iPhone, ipad and iTouch devices)

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