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Masters in Medicine

Surgical Metamorphosis: Preparing for Change

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How to Obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

  1. Watch the webcast.
  2. Complete the posttest (each question must be answered correctly).
  3. Login to your account.
  4. Complete the credit and evaluation form.
  5. Print your personalized CME certificate.

Technical Requirements

Release Date: April 7, 2015
Renewal Date: April 7, 2017
Expiration Date: April 7, 2018

Estimated Time of Completion: 45 minutes


Masters in Medicine is an online series of CME-certified webcasts in which expert multi-disciplinary faculty provide a comprehensive review to keep clinicians up to date on advances in clinical care. Hear insights from world-renowned experts on their experience and recommendations regarding how to provide optimal patient care. Through a webcast format, these masters present evidence-based perspectives on a variety of topics, thus providing information that can have significant positive impacts on patient outcomes.

The Surgical Metamorphosis: Preparing for Change webcast highlights surgical interventions, including technology development, change in concepts of surgical care, and skill maintenance.

Learning Objectives

  1. Illustrate the evolution of surgical interventions over the past century.
  2. Identify the development of technology that has changed the nature of surgical care.
  3. Present the factors that have lead to change in the concepts of surgical care.
  4. Review potential mechanisms to maintain skills in a changing environment.

Target Audience

This activity is directed to general surgery, internal medicine practitioners, allied health professionals, and other medical professionals, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants.


The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2 credit.

Activity Director and Faculty

Activity Director

William D. Carey, MD
Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Digestive Disease Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH


Jeffrey Ponsky, MD
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

CME Disclaimer

The information in this educational activity is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this CME activity are those of the authors/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. In no event will The Cleveland Clinic Foundation be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this CME activity.


In accordance with the Standards for Commercial Support issued by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education requires resolution of all faculty conflicts of interest to ensure CME activities are free of commercial bias.

The following faculty have indicated they have no relationship which, in the context of their presentations, could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest:

William D. Carey, MD
Jeffrey Ponsky, MD

This CME activity was produced by the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education.