American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Continuing Medical Education

To earn credit, participants will be expected to read the chapters, complete a posttest, and achieve at least 75 percent correct.

Learning Objectives

Ethical Issues in Surgical Care defines the framework of the new field of surgical ethics as it has evolved over the last 10 years, establishing the boundaries of the important domains and organizing the essential components of surgical ethics. Practicing surgeons, surgeon-educators, and trainees can use the book as a resource to help them recognize ethical issues in surgical practice, identify the ethical principles underlying the dilemma, select and apply methodological approaches to thoroughly analyze the situation, seek consultation when needed, and make informed and defensible decisions. 

Continuing Medical Education Credit Information


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

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The American College of Surgeons designates this enduring material for a maximum of 38 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 38 credits meet the requirements for Self-Assessment. 

Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 38 hours meet the requirements for Ethics. 

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