Am I Choosing Wisely?


The following resources are intended to educate physicians on ways to avoid unnecessary tests and procedures, and how to have important conversations with their patients. (Some of the following modules may be approved for CME or Maintenance of Certification credit.)

  • The American College of Physicians has created several online, interactive, high-value care cases to educate physicians on ways to eliminate unnecessary treatment and improve patient outcomes. (MOC and CME available)
  • Costs of Care has developed four 15-minute modules to support clinicians in their efforts to deliver high-value health care. (CME available)
  • The American College of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America’s Image Wisely campaign aims to lower the amount of radiation used in medically necessary imaging studies and eliminating unnecessary procedures. offers resources and information to radiologists, medical physicists, other imaging practitioners, and patients.
  • Founded by The Society for Pediatric Radiology, the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, the American College of Radiology and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, the Image Gently Alliance aims to raise awareness among clinicians of the need to adjust radiation dose when imaging children.
  • Modules created by Kognito walk users through simulated encounters from either the patient or provider point of view to aid conversations about avoiding unnecessary antibiotics.
  • Part of its Steps Forward set of practice improvement strategies, the American Medical Association created a module to help physicians advance Choosing Wisely in their practice. (CME available)
  • These interactive instructional modules, created by Drexel University School of Medicine in partnership with nine medical specialty societies, are intended to enhance physician and patient communication about a number of recommendations from the Choosing Wisely campaign, including overuse of imaging and antibiotics.

Learn more:

Where Should I Start?
Information on the origins of the campaign, accounts from early adopters, and anecdotes from patients on the effects of overtreatment

How Can I Implement Choosing Wisely in My Practice/Health System?
Information for clinicians or health system leaders looking to start a program at their organization

How Can I Implement Choosing Wisely in My Community?
Information for community organizations looking to engage patients in the campaign

How Can I Implement Choosing Wisely in My Workplace?
Resources for employers to educate their employees about avoiding overuse