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Medical Education GR: Boys in White: Bioethics

Wednesday, August 15, 2018
5:00pm – 6:00pm

UConn Health
Academic Rotudna

Boys in White: How Far Have We Come?

Provided by University of Connecticut School of Medicine Office of Community and Continuing Medical Education and Academic Educational Affairs

Rebecca Volpe, Ph.D. Penn State College of Medicine Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities; Director, Clinical Ethics Consultation Service, Vice Chair for Education.

Wednesday, August 15th 5:00p.m. – 6:00p.m. Academic Rotunda *Light Refreshments will be served from 4:30-5:00pm

Professional identity formation (PIF) in medicine focuses attention on the journey of becoming a clinician. PIF can be thought of as a double helix: the individual and the profession form parallel strands that become intertwined. Each strand must bend in order to accommodate the other—however this burden of bending/changing to accommodate seems to fall more acutely on the individual strand with the profession strand remaining fairly fixed. We hope to explore what the process of PIF is like for individuals from traditionally underrepresented cultures who may not fit in as readily with medical culture. Successful PIF has been linked to career success and creativity at work; unsuccessful PIF (a mismatch) has been linked to anxiety, frustration, feelings of inadequacy and leaving the profession.

Target Audience: Faculty, staff, and trainees at the UConn Health Center

Learning Objectives: Participants will (be able to): 1. Define professional identity formation (PIF) 2. Assess the possibility of compromising your own values in the process of PIF 3. Develop strategies for maintaining your authentic sense of self through your medical training

This presentation will be broadcast live and later archived on UConn’s MediaSite. Please click: *CME will only be provide for “live” viewing only

Accreditation: The University of Connecticut School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of __1__ AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Conflict of Interest Policy: All faculty members participating in CME activities provided by the University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine are required to disclose to the program audience any actual or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of their presentations. Program planners have an obligation to resolve any actual conflicts of interest and share with the audience any safeguards put in place to prevent commercial bias from influencing the content. Neither the activity director, planning committee members, nor the speaker, Dr. Volpe, have a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with any organizations that could be perceived as a real or a


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