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IMQ Professionalism Courses Coming in February

Posted on 12/5/2013 by Albert Frausto in Professionalism Pharmacists

Issues of professionalism and ethics have a profound impact on the medical community, and whether you’re dealing with them in the present or preparing for the future, IMQ can help. Our Professionalism Program for Physicians and our Professionalism Program for Pharmacists have both been scheduled for February 22-23 at the DoubleTree Hotel LAX-El Segundo in Los Angeles.

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. Likewise, the IMQ Professionalism Program for Pharmacists was developed to comply with the requirements of the Pharmacy Board of California. Both programs address the legal and ethical dimensions of the practice of medicine in California and introduce participants to a range of resources to address present or future problems. To ensure interactive learning, each program is limited to twelve participants.

IMQ’s Professionalism Programs are an excellent resource for those dealing with existing issues of professional ethics and as preparation for any future issues that may arise. Each 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 expectations of the program, recognition of need for change, and commitment to change.
  • Two-day Ethics Course: This interactive course provides participants with a full understanding of the ethical and legal aspects specific violations and knowledge about resources they can access to deal with future issues.
  • 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.

IMQ’s Professionalism Programs are taught by attorneys, pharmacists, and ethics experts, ensuring a relevant learning experience. Click here for more information on the Professionalism Program for Physicians and here for more information on the Professionalism Program for Pharmacists.