CME Course

Mission Medicine: How to Make a Positive Impact

Dr. Philip Hartman shares information gathered from his personal experiences from mission trips to Haiti and Belize as well as literature on poverty and mission medicine.

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Target Audience

 All healthcare providers.

Goals and Objectives

Dr. Philip Hartman shares information gathered from his personal experiences from mission trips to Haiti and Belize as well as literature on poverty and mission medicine. He explains how immersing himself in these experiences has broadened his perspective in world view, poverty, medicine and compassion for others. The goal of this activity is to bring awareness to the problems behind the symptom of poverty and act as a stepping stone toward becoming an effective agent of change in these scenarios. Upon completion of the activity, learners should be able to:

  • More aptly define the problem of poverty from various perspectives.

  • Better understand the effects of short term mission

  • Explain the stages of relief, rehabilitation and development

Course Information

CME Release Date: November 11, 2020
Valid for credit through: November 11, 2021
Course type: Video Lecture
Estimated time of completion: 30 minutes

Credits Available

Southern Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Southern Medical Association designates this Journal-based CME activity for a maximum of .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

AANPCP: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Healthcare Professionals
For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.  All healthcare professionals who are not MDs or DOs will receive a certificate of participation.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated; learners should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period noted, following these steps:

  • Read the course description, accreditation information, and disclosure information.
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  • Complete the activity evaluation and attestation.

Upon successful completion of the test, evaluation and attestation, your certificate will be processed and emailed from customerservice@sma.org within approximately 1 hour. Credits will be archived for 6 years; at any point within this time period you may login to your account to print a duplicate copy of your certificate.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

The content of the CME certified activity does not relate to products or services of an ACCME defined commercial interest.  Therefore, there are no relevant financial relationships to identify and no conflicts of interest to identify or resolve.

Philip Hartman, MD

Originally from Southwest Ohio, Dr. Hartman received his bachelors of science in Biology at Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia and returned to the Cincinnati area for medical school at the University Of Cincinnati College of Medicine.  After medical school, he became a board certified Family Physician through training with St Elizabeth Healthcare of Northern Kentucky. He practices broad-based, integrative family medicine in an outpatient setting for infants through the elderly, performing numerous procedures, acupuncture for the treatment of pain and traditional Western medicine for other chronic disease states and ailments such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and drug addiction. He is passionate about providing for his patients' needs with high quality, evidence-based care.

He regularly teaches medical students from his own alma mater as well as the University of Louisville, holding a gratis associate faculty position at each. Taking his mission abroad, he has left the country numerous times to see patients in Belize and Haiti.

In his spare time, he enjoys reading suspense novels and participating in outdoor activities with his wife, three children and two dogs. He also enjoys farming and attempts to play an active role in the production of as much of his family's food as possible through raising fruit trees, crops, chickens, fish and bees.

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