Grand Rounds Trainee Presentation: Physician Impairment

Wed, 04/21/2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Physician Impairment

Michelle O'Brien, DOJamie Weinand, MD

Michelle O'Brien, DO and Jamie Weinand, MD
Addiction Medicine Fellows 

Physician impairment is a stigmatized and under discussed aspect of medical science. In this Grand Rounds, we will explore the demographics, prevalence and clinical features of physician impairment in addition to current resources for University-affiliated trainees and faculty, as well as Arizona physicians at-large. Evidence to be presented includes the unique challenges and strengths of our physician population diagnosed with substance use disorders and aspects of navigating Physician Health Programs (PHP) as well as the Arizona Medical Board.

Donnie Sansom, DO; Sierra Tucson Associate Medical Director, Director of Addictions

Learning Objectives
At the end of this Grand Rounds lecture, attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify stigma surrounding and define physician impairment (FSMB).
  2. Describe demographics, prevalence, and clinical features.
  3. Explain the unique challenges and strengths of the physician population.
  4. Identity local resources for university-affiliated trainees and Arizona physicians at-large.
  5. Explain the function and role of the Physician Health Program (PHP) and role and involvement of the Arizona State Medical Board.

The educational objective for Psychiatry Grand Rounds is to provide mental health professionals with updates on psychiatric topics with the goals of increasing knowledge, competence, and patient care. Psychiatry Grand Rounds are held on Wednesdays (September-May) from 12 to 1 p.m. Be sure to log into your CME account and complete the evaluation to receive credit.

All faculty, CME Planning Committee members, and the CME office reviewer have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity. 

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting us at 520-270-3213. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.

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