Medical Professionalism in Clinical Endocrinology

Explore the responsibilities and expectations of clinical endocrinologists through these 30 multiple-choice questions with answer explanations and references. Topics include integrity and accountability, fair and ethical stewardship of healthcare resources, evaluating professionalism, self-regulation, and commitment to excellence.

Originally developed by the American College of Cardiology (ACC), Endocrine Society faculty have adapted the content to provide clinical endocrinologists the opportunity to self-assess their knowledge in the areas of medical professionalism.


The Endocrine Society would like to thank ACC for its collaboration on this activity.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, learners should be able to:

  • Identify gaps in knowledge of medical professionalism expectations
  • Explore core expectations of professionalism for physicians
  • Apply the case scenarios from the questions to clinical practice

Additional Information

Target Audience: 
Clinical researcher
Scientific researcher
Nurse/Nurse practitioner
Physician assistant
Allied health professional
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Topic Area: 
Quality Improvement and Healthcare Delivery
General Endocrinology
Level of Outcomes: 
Level 1 (Participation)
Level 2 (Satisfaction)
Level 3A (Learning: Declarative Knowledge (Knows))
Level 3B (Learning: Procedural Knowledge (Knows How))
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The following planners/faculty reported no financial relationships relevant to the content of this CME activity: Ann Danoff, MD; Whitney Goldner, MD; Geetha Gopalakrishnan, MD; Milay Luis Lam, MD; Vijay Shivaswamy, MD; Christopher Tesslier, MD; Kent R. Wehmeier, MD

Endocrine Society staff associated with the development of content for this activity reported no financial relationships.