The Program for Distressed Physicians

NOTE: A phone interview with William H. Swiggart, M.S. is required prior to registration. Please call 615.936.0678 to schedule. After you speak with Mr. Swiggart, you will be provided information about course registration. .

Location: Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Center for Professional Health

Course Objectives:  After participating in this CME activity, participants should be able to describe and discuss:
1) Personal potential for disruptive behavior
2) Potential for disruptive behavior in professional settings
3) Circumstances that contribute to disruptive behavior in professional settings.

Target Audience: Physicians and other health care professionals referred to the course by State Medical Boards and Physicians Health Programs for disruptive behavior and those interested in increasing knowledge and skills in the recognition and expression of emotions that lead to disruptive behavior.

Course Faculty:
William Swiggart, M.S., MHSP
Assistant in Medicine, Department of Medicine
Co-Director, Center for Professional Health
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Ronald E. Neufeld, B.S.W., L.A.D.A.C.
Program Director
Vanderbilt Comprehensive Assessment Program for Professionals (VCAP)
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Linda L.M. Worley, M.D., FAPM
Adjunct Clinical Professor of Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Douglas R. Herr, Psy.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Vanderbilt
Course Outline: (click here)


Vanderbilt University School Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation:
Vanderbilt University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 48.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.