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A Clinician's Guide to Sexual Assault

A Clinician's Guide to Sexual Assault

CME Certificate Fee: $50.00 (USD) for certificate
2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Estimated time to complete this activity: 2.00 hours

Author(s)/Editor(s): David Lickerman, MD
DISCLOSURE STATEMENT: All author(s), contributor(s), editor(s), and CME Office Reviewer(s) state that they do not have any financial arrangements with commercial interests that could constitute a conflict of interest.
Further Author/Editor Information | Further CME Information
Meets Special CME Requirements in: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Texas     Learn More >>

Outcome Objectives:

As a result of completing this activity, the participant will be better able to:

  • Describe the changing legal environment surrounding rape and sexual assault.
  • Manage patient concerns and law enforcement issues that arise in cases of sexual assault.
  • Work with trained sexual assault nurse examiners.
  • Perform an appropriate forensic examination.
  • Arrange for necessary medical treatment and follow-up of sexual assault victims.

Learning Format: Case-based, interactive online course, including mandatory assessment questions (number of questions varies by course or module). Please also read the Technical Requirements.

CME Sponsor: University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
Credit Designation and Accreditation Statements >>
Current CME Approval Period: January 26, 2020 - January 25, 2023
Original Release Date: January 26, 2010
Most Recent Review by Author: January 26, 2020
Most Recent Review by CME Sponsor: January 26, 2020
Financial Support Received: None
A Clinician's Guide to Sexual Assault
2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
Current CME Approval Period: January 26, 2020 - January 25, 2023
Financial Support Received: None

ACCME/AMA PRA 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 The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson and Medulogic. The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME Office Contact Information and CME Disclosure

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
Office of Continuing Medical Education

The following University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson CME Reviewers, Activity Directors, or Planning Committee Members have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests that could constitute a conflict of interest with the proposed activity:

Robert Amend, M.Ed.
Randa Kutob, MD

A Clinician's Guide to Sexual Assault
About the Author

"A Clinician's Guide to Sexual Assault" was written and developed by David Lickerman, MD, President of MeduLogic.

David Lickerman, MD is Medical Director of the Emergency Department at St. Joseph's Hospital West in Lake St. Louis, Missouri. He is also a System Medical Officer (SMO) of the Schumacher Group. He was formerly Associate Director of Emergency Medical Services at Christian Hospitals NE-NW in St. Louis, Missouri. His residency training was in Internal Medicine at St. Luke's Hospital-Washington University in St. Louis. His board certifications include Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Quality Improvement. He has written and lectured nationally on the subjects of risk management, medical quality improvement, and physician-patient communication. Most recently he co-authored a chapter entitled “Emergency Department Risk Management: Promoting quality and safety in a chaotic environment” in the fifth edition of Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Organizations published by the American Society of Healthcare Risk Managers in 2006. Other software programs written by Dr. Lickerman, and published by MeduLogic, include "Clinical Communication and Risk Management Strategies for Emergency Medicine", "Risk Management & the Art of Primary Care", and "The Many Faces of Family Violence." Additional information about these programs is available at

Disclosure: Dr. Lickerman states that he does not have any financial arrangements that could constitute a conflict of interest.

A Clinician's Guide to Sexual Assault
Ratings (1745 responses)
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Average Rating: 4.00/5.00
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Average Rating: 4.28/5.00
User Comments
by hamid Ahmadi | Nov 30, 2021
Very good course.
by Hidden | Nov 12, 2021
Excellent course. Appreciate the very specific resources given. Have taken similar courses in the past, but felt they lacked information for clinicians regarding mandated reporting laws, location of SANE nurses, resources for sexual assault victims.
by Hidden | Sep 21, 2021
same as above: please address my concerns in question 3.
by Hidden | May 20, 2021
Excellent course material and excellent post-course text. As one can see from the large proportion of initially wrong responses to Question 1 of 9, I suggest rephrasing the question or the relevant material. The issue of what proportion of sexually assaulted individuals are injured seems to be tricky.
by Hidden | Dec 10, 2020
This should have been one credit hour, not two. Not worth $50.
by Hidden | Oct 25, 2020
IU have finished my required CME on sexual assault at this website. Based on the information presented, I have a concern that our president, Donald Trump, may have engaged in sexual abuse based on his statement, " I can kiss any woman or grab her pussy cause they let me." I have expressed my concerns to Attorney General Barr, but he has outright dismissed my concerns. Any thoughts?
A Clinician's Guide to Sexual Assault
This course meets general AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit(s)TM requirements in states that have a CME requirement.

Based on information from state licensing authorities, this program meets special CME requirements in these states:

Connecticut Risk Management CME
Connecticut Sexual Assault CME
Massachusetts Risk Management CME
Michigan Medical Ethics CME
Pennsylvania Risk Management / Patient Safety CME
Texas Medical Ethics / Professional Responsibility CME

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A Clinician's Guide to Sexual Assault
Technical Requirements

This web-based activity is offered online and requires an always-on connection to the Internet (the activity cannot be downloaded). The activity works on PC or Mac computers and most tablet computers. The activity should work with the newer versions of major Internet browsers, including Edge, Chrome, Safari, and Firefox. JavaScript should be enabled in all browsers, and Popups and first party cookies need to be accepted from You should also have the latest, free Adobe Reader installed for reading documents.

For additional information, read the Technical Assistance FAQ.

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