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Medical Overuse: Common Cases

The Curbsiders Podcast

Team up with the authors of the JAMA Medicine series on Medical Overuse, Dr. Dan Morgan @dr_dmorgan (University of Maryland) and Dr. Deborah Korenstein @DKorenstein (Memorial Sloan Kettering). We discuss procalcitonin (again!), the dangers of incidentalomas, risks of chest CT for lung cancer screening, the easiest place to get antibiotics for a viral infection, and why not to treat subclinical hypothyroidism despite guidelines. Trying to find ways to shed the fat off of some common medical practices? Look no further.

First, listen to the podcast. After listening, ACP members can take the CME/MOC quiz for free.


Up to 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ and MOC Points
Expires December 23, 2022   active


Free to Members


Podcasts and Audio Content


The Curbsiders Podcast

ACP has teamed up with The Curbsiders to conduct and broadcast a series of interviews with physicians on a variety of internal medicine-related topics in a "curbside" setting. The Curbsiders Podcast features three board-certified Internists as they interview the experts to provide listeners with clinical pearls and practice-changing knowledge. Join The Curbsiders as they serve up some triple-distilled knowledge (and maybe a little humor) for your continuing medical education, available exclusively to ACP members by completing the CME/MOC quiz.


Matthew Watto, MD, FACP - Co-Host, Editor

Paul Williams, MD, FACP - Co-Host

Stuart Brigham, MD, ACP Member Co-Host

Justin Berk, MD, ACP Member - Co-Host, Writer (including CME Questions), Producer

Daniel Morgan, MD, ACP Member  Guest

*Deborah Korenstein, MD, FACP - Guest

Molly Heublein, MD - Editor (written materials)

Emi Okamoto, MD - Editor (written materials)

Clair Morgan - Audio Editor


Amber Bird, MD, ACP Member

Maria Juarez-Reyes, MD, PhD

Heather Henri, MD, FACP

Jessica Favreau, MD, FACP

Davoren Chick, MD, FACP

Patrick Alguire, MD, FACP

Those named above unless otherwise indicated have no relationships to disclose.

*Deborah Korenstein, MD disclosed a spouse’s consultantship with Takeda and scientific advisory board with Vedanta Biosciences.

Release Date: December 23, 2019

Expiration Date: December 23, 2022

CME Credit

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 American College of Physicians and the Curbsiders.  The American College of Physicians is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Physicians designates each enduring material (podcast) for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Points

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1 medical knowledge MOC Point in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.  Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

How to Claim CME Credit and MOC Points

After listening to the podcast, complete a brief multiple-choice question quiz.  To claim CME credit and MOC points you must achieve a minimum passing score of 66%.  You may take the quiz multiple times to achieve a passing score.