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Novice to Expert: Let’s Get it Done!

Mayo Clinic

Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15, 2018
Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center
Rochester, MN

Course Overview

This two-day postgraduate course provides surgeons, educators, researchers and administrators ‘behind the scenes’ access to the Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center, a world-class Comprehensive ACS-accredited Education Institute in Rochester, Minnesota.

The first day will feature presentations from esteemed Mayo faculty, including Samir Mardini, MD, speaking about the training and practice leading up to a 52-hour face transplant; David Cook, MD, MHPE, sharing his experience on motivating learners and what the data actually says; and a panel of three of the best surgeons in the world speaking about how they excel and how you can apply those same principles to your own work. Exhibitors will be on hand during breaks to demonstrate new technology relevant to skills labs and simulation centers. Friday concludes with a reception at the Mayo Foundation House, the 1926 home of Will Mayo.

The second day begins with a tour of the simulation center followed by interactive workshops that showcase Mayo’s strengths including low fidelity models, assessment, MOC for anesthesiology and more.

Continuing Medical Education


The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.