Massachusetts Medical Society: MEDPEP 20 Episodes

MEDPEP 20 Episodes


Course Overview
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. 

Learning Objectives
Individual episode objectives are listed with each episode. 

  • Utilize a variety of tools and techniques that enhance personal well-being and self-care in the course of their practice lives.
  • Improve their ability to effectively manage stressful interactions with other team members, patients and administrators.
  • Appreciate the role that professional coaches may play in improving the performance and satisfaction of practicing physicians, and gain comfort in getting help when it is needed.

Les Schwab, MD
Eddie Phillips, MD
Coach Margaret Moore, MBA
Gail Gazelle, MD
Diana Dill, EdD
Cathy Lanteri, MD
Beth Frates, MD
Alan Morse, PhD 
Jo Shapiro, MD
Paul DeChant, MD 
Diane Shannon, MD
Helen Riess, MD
Jeff Auerbach, PhD 
Danielle Ofri, MD
Steve Adelman, MD  
Mark Green, MD
Jane Liebschutz, MD, MPH 

Course Fee: Free


Accreditation and Credit Information
This activity has 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 this enduring material for a maximum of 20.00 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 Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 20.00 Category 1 credit for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

Exam/Assessment: You must answer the reflective statements at the end of the course to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Please note that once you begin the exam/assessment, you will need to complete a reflective statement for all 20 episodes and submit your answers all at once.

MOC Approval Statement
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties ("ABMS") ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Maintenance of Certification ("MOC") Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory , this activity has met the requirements as an MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards:

Allergy and Immunology
Family Medicine
Medical Genetics and Genomics
Nuclear Medicine
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Plastic Surgery
Preventive Medicine
Psychiatry & Neurology
Thoracic Surgery

Activity Term
Original Release Date: January 24, 2019        
Review Date: January 24, 2021
Termination Date: January 24, 2022

System Requirements
Windows, XP, Vista, 7, 8
Mac OSX 10.6 higher

Most modern browsers including:
Firefox 18.0+
Chrome 26+
Safari 5+
Flash player is required for some Online CME courses.
iOS devices beginning with OS version 5 or higher (includes, iPhone, iPad and iTouch devices)
Android devices including tablets and phones.
Windows RT and tablets on Windows 8 are also supported. 

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