One (1) Category 1A CME Credit available for this course.


  1. Define ethics and understand how they guide personal and professional decisions and actions.
  2. Understand how our ethics define us as medical laboratory professionals.
  3. Describe common ethical dilemmas that may arise in the practice of laboratory medicine and examine their associated implications.


  1. Development in new technology
  2. Advances in medical knowledge
  3. New advances in pathologic analysis
  4. New methods of diagnosis or treatment
  5. Legislative, regulatory, or organizational changes affecting patient care


Cocks, M. Ethical Consideratikons in Pathology. AMA Journal of Ethics, 18:8 (2016), 761-763
Magers, MJ, Cinti, SK. Ordering Stains That Aren’t Indicated.  AMA Journalk of Ethics, 18:8 (2016), 793-799

Roh, MH Shuman, AG. I Might have Some Bad News: Disclosing Preliminary Pathology Results. AMA Journal of Ethics, 18:8 (2016)779-785

Core Competencies: 2,3,4,5,6