Physician wellness & Professionals Health Program
A physician may encounter challenges that impair his/her ability to practice medicine at any time. Whether that impairment is related to feelings of burnout, drug or alcohol addiction, mental or physical disability, or even the aging process, the KMS Professionals Health Program (PHP) is designed to help physicians travel the road to recovery.
This program is grounded in a fundamental philosophy of confidentiality for its participants and for those who report physicians who they believe may need support. Except in a criminal action, any information acquired is confidential and may not be disclosed without written consent.
KMS coordinates a Peer Review Service which identifies physicians to conduct peer review for hospitals and institutions who are in need of objective and confidential medical opinions. The service is intended to provide hospitals with an acceptable alternative when the handling of questions of staff privileges becomes difficult due to local considerations, small staff size, or other reasons.
The Kansas Medical Society is recognized by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to accredit CME programs. KMS currently accredits 13 institutions/organizations throughout the state of Kansas. Recognition as an accredited institution enables medical staff the opportunity to receive quality educational programs designed to meet nationally accepted standards. In addition, accredited institutions help physicians fulfill their continuing medical education requirements for medical re-licensure.