Professionalism in General Surgery

Des Moines, IA US
June 15, 2017

The General Surgery Didactic Program is an addition to Mercy Medical Center's expansive general surgery exposure. A wide variety of general surgical and subspecialty training is administered within the tertiary care facility and is taught by fellowship-trained faculty.

Intended Audience

Nurses, physicians, surgeons, residents, medical students, and other interested health care professionals.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the importance of evidence-based medicine and apply evidence-based medicine to each case study presented.
  2. Identify best practices for surgical procedure being discussed and whether it is/was appropriate in this case.
  3. Critique patient outcomes for each case and discuss potential improvements or different manner in which to handle.

Case Moderator

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David Kermode, DO
Mercy Medical Center

Dr. Kermode indicated no financial relationships to disclose relevant to the content of this CME activity.


Speaker(s) will disclose to attendees the nature of any financial relationships they have with the commercial firms providing support as well as the commercial manufacturers of products and/or the providers of services discussed in their presentations. They will also disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 1.00 AOA Category 1­A
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 
    Event starts: 
    06/15/2017 - 8:00am CDT
    Event ends: 
    06/15/2017 - 9:00am CDT
    Mercy Medical Center
    1111 6th Avenue
    East Conference Room #7
    Des Moines, IA 50314
    United States

    Continuing Education Credit

    • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

    Available Credit

    • 1.00 AOA Category 1­A


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