The Course

While often we like to divide people and their choices into “good” and “bad,” the truth is that in most ethical decision-making, right and wrong can be very complex.

This is especially true for medical providers who regularly face challenging decisions that have the potential to greatly impact the lives of their patients. Through this 12-episode program we invite you to explore topics related to medical professionalism, medical ethics, and integrity, and to delve into the social science of our decision-making habits. Including interviews with over twenty Duke medical professionals and utilizing the pioneering research of behavioral economist and best-selling author Dan Ariely, we will examine what it means to work with integrity in today’s practice environment, and how to think about making the best decisions when the right answer is not readily apparent. We hope after this course you will have a better understanding of what professionalism, a core competency of all medical professions, truly means in the complex world of modern medicine.

Who Should Take This Course?

If you are a medical professional (or soon-to-be medical professional), this course is for you!

How To Engage

While every episode will be available from the time you complete registration, we encourage you to return to this series once a month. Research shows that when it comes to integrity, like exercise, consistency is key.

By returning to the modules on a monthly basis, we hope this course can serve as a periodic reminder to maintain integrity and to be open about the challenges found in today’s difficult and pressured practice environment.

Courses available for individuals and groups. Visit our REGISTRATION page for more details.

The Course Includes

  • 12 short films on topics salient to medical professionalism
  • Quick, fun experiments and exercises to illustrate core concepts
  • Concrete tips and takeaways
  • Literature review/resource archive

Complete individually or with your team(s) and earn up to 6 CME and CE credits!

Duke University Health System Clinical Education and Professional Development is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). For more information on credits, CLICK HERE.

To receive CME or CE credits for this course, you must view the films and complete the corresponding games, exercises, and surveys. Credits are commensurate with the modules.