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Professional Liability and Risk Management Quiz Series

About the Quiz Series

This quiz series is a supplement to the ACOG publication Professional Liability and Risk Management: An Essential Guide for Obstetrician-Gynecologists, Third Edition. It is intended to help residency program instructors gauge resident comprehension of the risk management and professional liability concepts addressed in the book.

Development of this series was a joint effort by ACOG's Department of Professional Liability and Risk Management and Patrick Duff, MD, FACOG, professor and residency program director, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, associate dean for student affairs at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

Please submit comments or suggestions for improving this series to liability@acog.org.

Quiz Topics Assessed

There are five quizzes in total, each containing between 10 and 20 multiple choice questions. To begin, simply select the quiz of your choice and choose the single best answer for each question. Once you have answered all of the questions, select the submit button to view your score.

Scores are not recorded, but may be printed immediately upon completion of each quiz and then submitted to your program director as proof of completion of the exercise. Program directors may request a copy of the answer key by submitting a request with their ACOG ID number to liability@acog.org.

Quiz 1

  • Elements of professional liability
  • Legal theories
  • Scientific evidence and expert witnesses
  • Informed consent

Take Quiz 1

Quiz 2

  • Risk management
  • High-risk areas for litigation

Take Quiz 2

Quiz 3

  • Patient communication
  • The Internet, social networks, and other technology
  • Medical records and documentation

Take Quiz 3

Quiz 4

  • Liability issues for residents
  • Professional liability insurance
  • Government requirements affecting medical practice
  • Physician reporting requirements

Take Quiz 4

Quiz 5

  • Medical liability lawsuits
  • Coping with the stress of a professional liability claim

Take Quiz 5


The information in these materials should not be construed as legal advice. As always, physicians should consult their personal attorney about legal requirements in their jurisdiction and for legal advice on a particular matter.