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Biomedical Ethics Lecture

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

UConn Health
Academic Rotunda

Rebecca Volpe, PhD presenting "Boys in White: How Far Have We Come?"

Provided by UConn SOM office of Community and Continuing Medical Education and Academic Educational Affairs

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.

Evaluations: Participants are required to complete an electronic evaluation in order to obtain CME Credits. An email from with instructions will be sent to participants. Please complete the evaluation within one week of receiving the email. If you do not receive an evaluation assignment from within 10 business days of this activity, please contact the Department that hosted this activity (indicated above) to ensure that your account is set up and your participation in this activity was forwarded to the CME office.

Light refreshments will be available at 4:30-5:00pm.


Christine McNally,

School of Medicine (primary), UConn Master Calendar

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