Combating PCP Burnout with Emergent Infections

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Primary care practitioner using a stethescope on a patientOverview

Is burnout among Primary Care Practitioners (PCPs) inevitable or preventable? In this module, we discuss the relationship between personal expectations, workplace culture, emergent infections, and other factors that contribute to burnout. Despite the mounting demands placed upon physicians and the institutional culture within medicine that makes burnout seem inevitable, burnout is preventable with appropriate strategies and reforms to ensure providers are cared for. We further discuss the importance of addressing burnout through a lens of inclusivity and increasing investment in diversity, equity, inclusivity, and justice efforts to reduce burnout. 


You will hear from Dr. Leon McCrea II, family physician and Senior Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Drexel University. 

Commercial Support

This accredited CE activity was supported by an independent medical education grant from Gilead.

Target Audience

This training targets Primary Care Practitioners (PCPs) in training or in practice who work in family practice or internal medicine as registered nurses (RN), nurse practitioners (NP), physician assistants (PA), medical doctors (MD), osteopathic medicine doctors (DO) or in the field of dentistry. This includes the pipeline of health professions students in clinical rotations.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 1.00 Completion
Course opens: 
09/21/2023
Course expires: 
10/01/2026

Leon McCrea II, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Dr. Leon McCrea headshotLeon McCrea II, MD, MPH, FAAFP, is a family physician and Senior Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Drexel University. He leads efforts to develop policies and processes to bolster diversity, equity and inclusion at the College of Medicine, and collaborates with the Office of Faculty to implement best practices for the recruitment, retention and promotion of faculty from historically underrepresented groups in medicine.

Dr. McCrea works with Admissions, Educational Affairs, Student Affairs and Alumni Engagement on best practices for diversity, equity and inclusion in medicine and biomedical sciences, and serves as a resource for affiliate sites for education and training in bias and anti-racism. Dr. McCrea is also an associate professor in the Department of Family, Community & Preventive Medicine, and former program director of the Drexel/Tower Health Family Medicine Residency. He is the program director for the Drexel Pathway to Medical School, a post-baccalaureate pipeline program focused on students historically underrepresented and financially disenfranchised.

After earning his human biology degree at Brown University, Dr. McCrea earned his MD and Master of Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh. He then trained in family medicine at Crozer-Keystone Health System. Upon completion of his residency, he was recruited to join the faculty of Crozer-Keystone’s Family Medicine Residency Program, where he subsequently became the associate program director. Dr. McCrea’s academic interests include curriculum development, mentorship and competency-based evaluation. His clinical interests include women’s health, adolescent medicine, contraception, men’s health and office-based procedures. He was asked to serve on the membership committee of the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors and subsequently served on the Diversity and Health Equity Task Force. He has served on the board of directors of the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors. Dr. McCrea currently serves on the board of directors for the Family Medicine Educational Consortium and was recently elected to the position of president-elect. He is a national speaker and educator in leadership and currently serves as distinguished faculty in the American Academy of Family Physicians Chief Resident Leadership Development Program.

Maranda C. Ward, Ed.D, MPH

Maranda Ward standing with hands on hips, wearing pearls and a colorful blazerMaranda C. Ward, Ed.D, MPH, is an assistant professor and director of equity in the Department of Clinical Research and Leadership in the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Ward is an expert in advancing anti-racism efforts within health professions education and in designing curricula to enable students and faculty to competently promote health and racial equity in practice. Her research focuses on diversity, equity, inclusion, justice and antiracism educational interventions as well as stakeholder-engaged community-focused studies on HIV, Black women's health, and youth identity. As a member of the DC Center for AIDS Research (DC CFAR), she is the principal investigator on Two in One: HIV and COVID Screening & Testing Model that allows her to lead a national research-based educational intervention for primary care practitioners to routinize screenings for HIV, PrEP/PEP, and the COVID vaccine. This research will lead to a set of policy recommendations for overall practice-based changes for all patients and culturally responsive messaging for racial, ethnic, sexual and gender minoritized patients. She is also skilled in the application of participatory action research methods.

We would like to acknowledge the significant contributions of Nikhil Kalita, BS and Sadhana Matheswaran for their roles in researching, compiling, and editing content for this 9-part course series.

 
 
Physicians
 
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
ABIM MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION (MOC)
Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program.
 
PHARMACISTS & Pharmacy Technicians
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
ACPE#: 0536-0000-22-013-H99-P
ACPE#: 0536-0000-22-013-H99-T
Release Date: January 11, 2023
Expiration Date: January 11, 2026
CE Credits: 1.00 (0.1 CEUs)
 
 
Other Healthcare Professionals
 
A certificate of participation will be provided to all other healthcare professionals.
 
Many credentialing bodies such as the ANCC, AANP, and AAPA) accept certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME. If you have doubts whether an activity will qualify for CE, please contact your certifying organization for clarification on credit eligibility.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 1.00 Completion
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