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ACP Ethics Case Studies

ACP Ethics and Professionalism

These interactive cases feature studies developed by ACP's Ethics, Professionalism and Human Rights Committee and Ethics and Professionalism staff. The cases are published on Medscape (login required).

Case topics include:

  • Ethics, Electronic Health Record Integrity and the Patient-Physician Relationship: expires February 16, 2022
  • Professional Attire and the Patient-Physician Relationship: expires  February 16, 2022
  • When the Family Caregiver Is a Physician: Negotiating the Ethical Boundaries: expires  February 16, 2022
  • Serving as an Expert Witness: Is There a Duty?: expires July 22, 2022
  • Pandemic Treatment Resource Allocation Ethics and Nondiscrimination: expires August 20, 2021
  • ”Doctor, Can’t You Just Phone a Prescription In?” and Other Ethical Challenges of Telemedicine Encounters: expires October 15, 2021
  • Ethics, Professionalism, and the Physician Social Media Influencer: expires December 18, 2021

Free CME credit is available where indicated for completion of these online educational activities.


Up to 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ and MOC Points
Expires December 18, 2021   active




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ACP Ethics and Professionalism

ACP is devoted to policy development and implementation on issues related to medical ethics and professionalism, and is a resource for ACP members and the public.

The ACP Ethics Manual is the foundation of College policy on medical ethics and professionalism. The Seventh Edition of the Manual was published in January 2018 in Annals of Internal Medicine ( where a 25-question quiz module is available for CME credits and MOC points.