Victor Waters, M.D., J.D., F.C.L.M.
Doug Wojcieszak – Founder Sorry Works!

These are tough times for people of all races, religions, ethnic groups, etc.  A lot of emotions and anger are spilling out, and many people are struggling to understand how to interact with others who are different from them.  This video module course will help learners navigate these interactions in an empathetic and intelligent fashion that best serves patients, families, and physicians.  Moreover, learners will begin to appreciate the long and troubled history of American medicine and African Americans and, thus, understand why African Americans mistrust American medicine, including the COVID-19 vaccines.  The goal of the course is to empower learners to embrace interactions with different people and strengthen relationships between clinicians and their patients and families.

Learning Objectives:
– Understand how to react empathetically to people of different cultures, races, religions, etc.
– Learn how cultural intelligence relates to patient experience, HCAPHS score, and risk management
– Appreciate the magnitude of the history of the troubles of American Medicine and African Americans
– Learn how to intelligently handle allegations of racism and discrimination, including allegations of systematic racism.

Activity release date: 08/18/2021
Expiration Date: 08/18/2024
Estimated Time to Complete: 1.0 Hour(s)

Target Audience:
This activity is intended for all physicians who provide direct patient care.

Relevant Financial Disclosures:
The following planners, faculty, and reviewers have no relevant financial
relationships to disclose.

Victor Waters, MD (Faculty)
Doug Wojcieszak (Faculty)
Kimberly Archuleta (Planner)
Brian McAlary, MD (Planner, Reviewer)
Karen Kaminskas (Planner, Review)

Contact Information:
For questions regarding the content or access to this activity, contact Kimberly Archuleta/ kimberly@alacartecme.com

Instructions for Participation:
Participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period that is noted above.
Follow these steps:
1. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and faculty/planner/reviewer financial disclosures provided above.
2. View the video and other required educational content provided on this course page, including a self-reflective quiz for promoting retention of knowledge.
3. After completion of the viewing of the video and other materials, you will be provided access to the Activity Evaluation. We request you complete the Activity Evaluation to provide the necessary feedback for continuing accreditation purposes and for the development of future activities.
4. Additional optional articles on this topic are included for your review. ***NOTE Please fill out the Post Activity Evaluation after the last lesson is required to receive 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Total Credits Earned For All Courses: 1
Total Credits Earned For This Course: 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

This course is not offering any medical advice.

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 Medical Academy and Ala Carte CME. Medical Academy is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Washington, Harriet A. Medical apartheid: The dark history of medical experimentation on Black Americans from colonial times to the present. Doubleday Books, 2006.
Wojcieszak, Doug.  Apology, exposing the past key to black Americans embracing COVID-19 vaccines, American Medicine.  BMJ Medical Ethics, January 22, 2021.
Engelhardt, H. Tristram. The foundations of bioethics. Oxford University Press, 1996.

Medical Academy designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the web enduring activity.