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Ethics Case Studies & Education Resources


ACP ethics education resources cover a broad range of issues in clinical ethics, professionalism, teaching, research, health care delivery, and other topics. Each resource can be used as a learning activity and completed for free CME/MOC credits as indicated or used as a teaching tool.

ACP Ethics Case Study Series

Each case study draws on an ethical challenge encountered by physicians in everyday practice, teaching or research. Free CME/MOC credits are available from ACP’s Online Learning Center. Free CME/MOC credits are available for completion of case studies on Medscape as indicated (a free Medscape login is required for access and completion).

Ethics Manual (CME/MOC)

The ACP Ethics Manual is the core of College ethics policy. The seventh edition examines issues in medical ethics, reflecting on the ethical tenets of medicine and their application to emerging challenges while also revisiting older issues that are still very pertinent. It helps physicians be prepared to deal with ethical challenges: to identify and reaffirm the fundamentals of medical ethics—such as the patient-physician relationship—and apply principles and reasoned arguments in resolving dilemmas and in debate about ethics topics.

A 25-question quiz module on the seventh edition of the Ethics Manual is available for up to 10 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM and MOC Points. The activity is free for ACP members and Annals subscribers.

Annals of Internal Medicine offers three CME/MOC activities for ACP members and Annals subscribers:

Additional Ethics Case Studies

For more information on these and other educational content, please contact Lois Snyder Sulmasy, JD, at or at 215-351-2835.