Massachusetts Medical Society: Navigating Power Differentials as a Physician in the “Me Too” Era

Navigating Power Differentials as a Physician in the “Me Too” Era

Navigating Power Differentials as a Physician in the Me Too Era

Course Description
With a documented rise in reports of sexual harassment and inappropriate sexual behavior across medical specialties in the workplace, it is important for physicians and medical leaders to be aware of the prevalence of problematic sexual behavior in physicians. This webinar aims to define and increase awareness of such problematic behavior, explores factors that may be related to physician misconduct, and informs learners about available clinical treatment resources and the prospect for rehabilitation. A better understanding of the relevant issues and identification of measures to mitigate these problems are vital to achieving a culture of respect and professionalism within medicine.  

    Learning Objectives

    • Distinguish and increase awareness of what constitutes as boundary issues, inappropriate sexual behavior and sexual harassment
    • Recognize available treatment resources
    • Understand and apply evaluation and treatment recommendations for physicians who engage in inappropriate sexual behavior

    Intended Audience: Medical Leaders, Physicians 

    Steven A. Adelman, M.D.

    I’ve worked as an effective and empathic leader in a major academic medical center, on the board and in the delivery system of a large multispecialty medical group, and at the helm of a nationally renowned physician health program, Physician Health Services, Inc.  I trained at Harvard (summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa), Penn Medical School, and Harvard’s McLean Hospital (chief resident). I’m an experienced medical leader, as well as a seasoned psychiatrist, a highly-regarded addiction expert, and a practicing thought leader in physician coaching.

    Wendy L. Cohen, M.D.
    Wendy Cohen, M.D. is a board certified psychiatrist and is a graduate of the Drexel University School of Medicine. She completed residency at the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program, chief residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and psychotherapy fellowships at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, and Adam’s House at Faulkner Hospital. Dr. Cohen served as a staff psychiatrist at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and has a psychotherapy private practice.

    Fabian M. Saleh, M.D., D.F.A.P.A.
    Fabian Saleh, M.D. is a child & adolescent, adult (general), and forensic psychiatrist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Part-Time, at Harvard Medical School.  He is the director of the Sexual Violence Prevention & Risk Management Program (SVP & RMP) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, and executive director of the FMS Clinical and Forensic Associates, LLC. Dr. Saleh was born in Wiesbaden, Germany. He received his medical degree in Florence, Italy; and completed his child and adolescent psychiatry residency at Case Western Reserve University and his psychiatric residency training at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
    Renee Sorrentino, M.D.
    Renee Sorrentino, M.D. is the Medical Director at the Institute for Sexual Wellness and Clinical Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. She is a board certified forensic psychiatrist with expertise in the evaluation and treatment of individuals with paraphilias. Dr. Sorrentino received her medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and completed her residency in adult psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital. Following her residency, she completed a forensic psychiatry fellowship at Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine.

    Course Fees: Free   

    Format:  Video
    CME Credit: 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

    Accreditation Statement  
    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 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. 

    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 and Neurology
    Thoracic Surgery

    National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistant (NCCPA)
    Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 1.00 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: Please respond to the reflective statement at the end of the course to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

    Activity Term
    Original Release Date: September 5, 2019            
    Review Date: October 11, 2022            
    Termination Date: September 5, 2025              

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