Horty Springer Fast Forward to the Future: Moonlighting Residents and Fellows 7.11.23

July 11, 2023

Target Audience


Nurse Practitioner


Pharmacy Technician


Physician Assistant


Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives Upon completion of this audio conference, participants should be able to: 
1. Articulate the differences between moonlighting and training 
2. Identify the situations in which moonlighting is permitted by law 
3. Implement policies to ensure clinical privileges are appropriately delineated and granted to residents and fellows who moonlight outside of their training program 
4. Establish a process for monitoring the performance of moonlighting residents and fellows so that appropriate steps can be taken to manage any concerns that may arise

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
07/11/2023 - 1:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
07/11/2023 - 2:00pm EDT

COVID-19 expanded permission for moonlighting beyond outpatient clinics and EDs – into hospital inpatient units. As a result, interest in moonlighting is up. Way up! Along with that 
comes an expressed interest in ensuring that moonlighting is implemented safely and in a manner that causes the least distraction from training programs. What role does the Medical Staff play in ensuring moonlighting services are provided safely? Join us for the July installment of Grand Rounds to learn more about how to safely and lawfully take advantage of moonlighting within your hospital. 

Topics to be covered include: 
1. Credentialing and privileging of residents and fellows who apply to work outside the scope of their training programs – Do these practitioners actually need clinical privileges? 
Who defines the scope of practice? Who is in charge of credentialing and granting approvals? 

2. The role of faculty and program directors in supervising and/or evaluating moonlighting practitioners’ exercise of privileges. Do faculty have to approve privileges? Who manages any concerns that are raised about a moonlighting resident? 

3. Does a trainee license qualify an individual for moonlighting? What about malpractice insurance? 

4. What happens if a moonlighting resident or fellow is placed on probation or remediation in the training program? Does that affect their moonlighting duties?

Disclaimer Statement

The information presented at this CME program represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or Affiliates and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.  Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses.


Pittsburgh, PA
United States

Hala Mouzaffar, JD

Faculty Disclosure

No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients to disclose.

Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Pittsburgh and Horty Springer Seminars. The University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.   Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals:

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.  


Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 1.00 Attendance
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