General Surgery 2019 Online Review


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Available as Video or Audio in 3 and 12 months options. Starting as low as $495.00.

Release Date: August 20, 2019

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CME on Your Terms – The Osler Institute utilized state of the art equipment to record our Live July 2019 comprehensive Surgery Review Course and bring it to you!  These Video/Audio files are stored “in the cloud” so you can stream them anywhere, anytime, as long as you have an internet connection, watch or listen to on your phone, computer, or tablet – your learning experience is almost like being at the live activity, but without travel costs and time away from your practice. Included with each online review is a downloadable copy of the syllabus that corresponds to the Video/Audio lectures for your use while viewing or as a free-standing study or clinical practice guide.

This comprehensive review is designed to update your clinical knowledge-base as well as to help you pass your General Surgery exams.  Emphasis is on evidence-based medicine and board-relevant standards of care, incorporating current best practice concepts, surgical approaches, and clinical follow-up strategies.  As a result, it provides a good review for your ABS written exams as well as providing a thorough general surgery review for physicians in practice.  Many previous learners have found the course provided them with improved diagnostic and planning strategies, a better understanding of the best surgical approaches for the principle areas covered by general surgeons, and helped them recognize areas of weakness for self-study.


Release Date: August 20, 2019
Expiration Date: August 19, 2022
Estimated Time to Complete: 46 Hours


The Osler Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The Osler Institute designates this Enduring Material for a maximum of 46 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Of the AMA PRA Category, 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 46 credits meet the requirements for Self-Assessment.

Required Physician Participation:

Review the audio/video lectures at your own pace. To claim CME credit, Learners must successfully complete a self-assessment post-test (score of 75% or greater is required) and activity evaluation to test knowledge gained and its application to your practice. You may take the test and utilize the accompanying syllabus by accessing the links provided. More than one test attempt is allowed and feedback is provided.

Financial Disclosure

Faculty, Planner, and Reviewer Disclosure Declaration

In compliance with the Standards, Guidelines, and Ethical opinions of the ACCME, AAMC and AMA, The Osler Institute requires that anyone with input into the planning or presentation of Continuing Medical Education activities provided o r jointly – provided by The Osler Institute must disclose to the program audience any relevant financial relationships with companies or organizations about whose products or services they are discussing in their presentations.

The following faculty/planners/reviewers disclosed a relevant financial relationship(s).

Nikolai Bildzukewicz, MD, FACS – Consultant for Ethicon, Inc.

The following faculty/planners/reviewers listed no relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose.

Trissa Babrowski, MD, FACS, RPVI, Cory Barrat, MD, FACS, FASCRS, Kara Friend, MD, Marc Lessin, MD, JD, Ahmed Mahmoud, MD, Louis Portugal, MD, FACS, Matthew Strode, DO, Andrew Wu, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Phillip Zaret, MD, Gregory York, MD, FACS, Joseph Selliken, MD†, Michael Stewart†, Sally Schuette, PhD†

Copies of the Faculty Disclosure Forms are available upon request.
† Program Planning Committee
* Reviewer if Applicable

Faculty & Topics

Trissa Babrowski, MD, FACS, RPVI  Assistant Professor of Vascular Surgery University of Chicago

  • Aortic and Carotid Disorders, Peripheral Artery Diseases, and Venous and Thromboembolic Disorders

Cory Barrat, MD, FACS, FASCRSCory Barrat, MD, FACS, FASCRS  Senior Staff Surgeon, The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health, Cincinnati, OH

  • Anorectal and Colorectal – Benign and Malignant Disorders, Small Bowel and Spleen, Oncology and Tumor Biology

Nikolai Bildzukewicz, MD, FACS  Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery University of Southern California

  • Esophageal Disorders – Benign Malignant, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Stomach and Duodenum – Benign Disorders, Transfusion and Disorders of Coagulation, and Hepatobiliary Portal Hypertension I and II

Ahmed Mahmoud, MD Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery University of California, Riverside

  • Mediastinum and Chest Wall Disorders, Pulmonary Surgery – Benign and Malignant, Cardiac Surgery – Adult and Pediatric,

Louis Portugal, MD, FACS Professor of Otolaryngology University of Chicago

  • Head and Neck Surgery

Andrew Wu, MD, FACS, FASMBS Division Chief General Surgery Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, NH

  • Minimally Invasive and Metabolic Surgery, Shock and Multiple organ Failure, Stomach and Duodenum – Malignant Disorders

Gregory York, MD, FACS† Associate Trauma Med Director Trauma ICU Envision Healthcare Services, Odessa, TX

Head and Neck Trauma, Thoracic Trauma, Abdominal Trauma, Pelvic Trauma, Pulmonary Critical Care, Nutrition and Metabolism, Burn and Inhalation Injuries, Cardiac Critical Care, Preoperative Evaluation and Perioperative Care, Fluids, Electrolytes and Acid-Base, Infection and Antimicrobial Therapy

Phillip Zaret, MD Associate Professor of Surgery The Chicago Medical School

Surgery Interactive Review I – III

Kara Friend, MD Assistant Professor of Surgery Jefferson School of Medicine

Breast – Benign and Malignant Disorders, Sarcoma, Skin, and Melanoma

Marc Lessin, MD, JD Staff Surgeon University of Massachusetts Hospital

Pediatric Trauma and Emergencies, Pediatric Tumors, Congenital GI Disorders, Ethics, and Palliative Care Medicine


Matthew Strode, DO

Matthew Strode, DO Surgical Oncologist, Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, NC

Thyroid Surgery, Parathyroid Surgery, Adrenal Surgery, Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia


At the conclusion of this course each participant will be able to:

  • Summarize the basic science fundamentals underlying patient management as applied to general surgery.
  • Describe preoperative, operative and postoperative patient care in the principle component areas of general surgery: specifically diseases of the head and neck, breast, skin and soft tissues, alimentary tract, abdomen, vascular system, endocrine system, comprehensive trauma management and emergency operations, and surgical critical care.
  • Discuss the principles of and perioperative patient care in the surgical specialties of cardiothoracic surgery, pediatric surgery and transplant surgery.
  • Summarize the clinical care of patients with common problems in urology, gynecology, orthopedics, and burns.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of tumor staging and describe the appropriate surgical and/or nonsurgical management required.
  • Discuss non-operative management options for general surgery patients which may not require surgical intervention (e.g., patients with pancreatitis, portal hypertension, immunosuppression, multiple traumas).
  • Outline the appropriate use of newer diagnostic and therapeutic methods such as: laser-based applications; stereotactic breast biopsy; physiologic testing and evaluation of the GI tract; noninvasive vascular system diagnostic evaluation and invasive vascular interventional techniques; ultrasonography of the head and neck, breast and abdomen; and endorectal ultrasound.



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