July Grand Rounds – Fast Forward to the Future: Moonlighting Residents and Fellows

July 11, 2023 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)

COVID-19 expanded permission for moonlighting beyond outpatient clinics and EDs – into hospital inpatient units.  As a result, interest in moonlighting is up.  Way up!  Along with that comes an expressed interest in ensuring that moonlighting is implemented safely and in a manner that causes the least distraction from training programs.  What role does the Medical Staff play in ensuring moonlighting services are provided safely?  Join us for the July installment of Grand Rounds to learn more about how to safely and lawfully take advantage of moonlighting within your hospital.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Credentialing and privileging of residents and fellows who apply to work outside the scope of their training programs – Do these practitioners actually need clinical privileges? Who defines the scope of practice?  Who is in charge of credentialing and granting approvals?
  • The role of faculty and program directors in supervising and/or evaluating moonlighting practitioners’ exercise of privileges. Do faculty have to approve privileges?  Who manages any concerns that are raised about a moonlighting resident?
  • Does a trainee license qualify an individual for moonlighting? What about malpractice insurance?
  • What happens if a moonlighting resident or fellow is placed on probation or remediation in the training program? Does that affect their moonlighting duties?

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this audio conference, participants should be able to:

  1. Articulate the differences between moonlighting and training
  2. Identify the situations in which moonlighting is permitted by law
  3. Implement policies to ensure clinical privileges are appropriately delineated and granted to residents and fellows who moonlight outside of their training program
  4. Establish a process for monitoring the performance of moonlighting residents and fellows so that appropriate steps can be taken to manage any concerns that may arise

Education Credit

Instructions on how to obtain your Continuing Education certificate for audio conferences will be e-mailed to the contact person for your organization at the conclusion of this audio conference.

Category 1 CME
Joint Provider 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 the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and HortySpringer Seminars.  The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.  The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NAMSS Continuing Education Credit

This course has been approved for National Association of Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) continuing education credit and NAMSS hereby awards 1.0 NAMSS continuing education credits for participation in this activity.  Accreditation of this educational content in no way implies endorsement or sponsorship by NAMSS.

About Grand Rounds

Designed for even the busiest hospital and medical staff leaders, registration for the year-long series is a quick and inexpensive way for Medical Staff Officers, members of the Medical Executive Committee, Department Chairs, Chairs of the Credentials and Peer Review Committees, and the Chairs of other key Medical Staff committees to have access to the most up-to-date health care information at their fingertips while obtaining valuable CME credits as well.

  • The audio conference series consists of twelve audio conferences spread over the course of the year (one AC/month)
  • Each audio conference is offered the first Tuesday of each month from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).
  • Registration includes an MP3 containing the audio conference at no additional charge following each conference.
  • CME credit issued for live conference participation only.

HortySpringer Audio Conference Disclaimer

The information presented during an audio conference and any supplementary materials provided to registrants are intended for educational and informational purposes only. Nothing contained therein is to be considered as the rendering of legal advice for specific cases or circumstances.

No one should act or refrain from acting on the basis of any information presented during an audio conference without seeking the appropriate legal or other professional advice on the particular facts and circumstances at issue from a lawyer practicing as permitted by applicable laws, regulations or rules of professional conduct. No attorney-client relationship is formed by registration for an audio conference or the use of the supplementary materials.


Audio Conferences/Grand Rounds Registration: $250 and includes:

1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™*
1.0 NAMSS continuing education credit*
One MP3 recording to share with your staff throughout the year.
Three additional phones lines. You may purchase additional lines for $50/line, per audio conference.

Can’t make the live audio conference? No problem! We offer single MP3 recordings for $250/each (Separate MP3 purchase does not qualify for CME credits. CMEs will only be given for live participation the day of the AC).

Want the entire 2023 Grand Rounds AC Series?
If you would like to purchase the entire 2023 Grand Rounds audio conference series, we’re happy to offer you a special rate of $1,850 to include all 12 episodes (one per month). Please contact our office for more information.

*Not all audio conferences will be approved for continuing medical education credits.

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