Domestic Violence for Physicians & Physician Assistants

This course is designed to increase awareness among health care professionals of the prevalence of domestic violence, the categories of domestic violence that they may encounter in their practice, how to recognize the signs of domestic violence, and their obligations for reporting known or suspected domestic violence.

Target Audience

Medical Doctor, Physician Assistant

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Define domestic violence
  2. Describe the various categories of domestic violence
  3. Identify underlying motivating factors that contribute to domestic violence
  4. Describe the prevalence of domestic violence in the United States
  5. Describe the phases of the domestic abuse cycle
  6. Identify groups at high risk for domestic violence
  7. Describe common characteristics of both domestic violence victims and perpetrators
  8. Identify common warning signs of domestic violence
  9. Describe best practices in screening for domestic violence and assessing the needs of domestic violence victims
  10. Identify the role of the health care professional in reporting domestic violence and assisting victims

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 MOC
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Mocingbird Member cost:

Dr. Robert Surratt, MD

Financial Support Disclosure

This activity was developed by AchieveCE free of any commercial support.


2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Accreditation Statement

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 Continuing Education Company, Inc. (CEC) and AchieveCE. Continuing Education Company, Inc. (CEC) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This course awards 2 ABIM MOC Points.

This course’s credit expiration date is 1/18/2023 and the ACCME ID # is 201586745.

FL Board of Medicine
FL Physician Assistants
Approval No. 50-20641

Requirements for Credit

Participants must score a passing grade of 70% or higher on the activity post-test and complete an activity evaluation. There are no time limits and unlimited test-taking attempts. Credits will be reported automatically to CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile.

PLEASE NOTE.  AchieveCE does hold national accreditation from the Academy of General Dentistry. AchieveCE also is an approved provider of nursing CE from both the California Board of Nursing and the Florida Board of Nursing. For all other professions, this activity is only approved for Florida credit.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 MOC
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit


Mocingbird Member cost:
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