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Hospital Professionalism Program

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The IMQ Professionalism Program was developed to comply with the requirements established by the Medical Board of California for physicians, dentists, physician assistants, and dental assistants. The program addresses both the legal and ethical dimensions of the practice of medicine in California, and introduces participants to a range of resources to address present or future problems.

Course Schedule:

  • July 13 - 14, 2019
  • November 2 - 3, 2019
  • March 2020 - TBD

IMQ offers a Professionalism Program for Pharmacists that is taught by pharmacists, attorneys, and ethics experts. Click here for more information about the IMQ Professionalism Program for pharmacists.

The Professionalism Program consists of three components:

  • Pre-course Assessments: Includes a background assessment application, a baseline knowledge test, and pre-course reading. The pre-test assesses knowledge about ethical and legal issues in the practice of medicine in California, including those related to the participant’s reason for enrolling in the program. Participants prepare an assessment of their: a) expectations of the program, b) recognition of need for change, and c) commitment to change.
  •  Two-day Ethics Course: Offered on a Saturday and Sunday, this heavily interactive course provides participants with a full understanding of the ethical and legal aspects of their own violations and knowledge about resources they can access to deal with future issues. The course moves participants from demonstration to practice and application by developing recognition of ethical issues and when they arise, clarifying legal matters, and providing resources to analyze situations and a model for decision making.
  •  Longitudinal Assessments: Participants complete a post-course test on California law and ethics at the end of the two-day course and complete six-month and twelve-month follow-up assessments. At six-months, participants submit information regarding their practice since the course and complete a skills review exercise. At twelve months, a final report on changes in their practice profile and a self-assessment status report are due.

Full participation and completion of all assignments are required. On successful completion of the program, and if appropriate based on the participant’s situation, a report will be sent to the Medical Board.

The planners and faculty/speakers for this activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

There was no commercial support provided for this activity        

The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Institute for Medical Quality

The Professionalism Program is limited to twelve participants. Courses are scheduled based on anticipated enrollment and are held in El Segundo, convenient to LAX. A minimum of ten enrollees, each of whom has met all pre-program requirements, is required. If that threshold is not met, the course will be rescheduled to such time as the minimum number is enrolled.

The fee for the program is $1995, and IMQ must receive full payment and all completed documents (application, Pre-Test, Essay and Statement) before confirmation of enrollment in a scheduled two-day course.

For the application, please click on the links below.

For more information about the Professionalism Program, contact:
Juli Portola