Continuing Medical Education

The Department of Surgery is pleased to offer continuing medical education programs for referring providers. If you would like assistance facilitating a speaking engagement, please contact:

Office of Physician Relations
200 Hawkins Drive, C138-B GH 
Iowa City, IA 52242

Phone: (319) 384-6103

Continuing Medical Education Topics by Specialty


  • Fundamentals of Critical Care Support (FCCS), April 27-28, 2017

    The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics will be hosting a Fundamentals of Critical Care Support (FCCS) Course on April 27-28, 2017 at the UIHC.

    This is a standardized two-day course that provides an exposure to basic principles of critical care. Its primary goal is to enhance the ability of primary care practitioners to perform the initial assessment, management, and stabilization of critically ill patients. Specific topics include: airway management, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, acute respiratory failure, mechanical ventilation, basic hemodynamic monitoring, and shock. In addition, management of specific disease states in the realm of neurologic emergencies, burn, trauma, myocardial ischemia, life-threatening infection, and life threatening metabolic disturbances are reviewed. The intended audience is Primary care physicians, ARNPs, PAs, general surgeons, registered nurses, and critical care trainees. 
    • Fee is $270 for all attendees. 
    • Registration is limited to 24 participants and will close on April 17, 2017.
    • Written notification is required for cancellations; a $75 cancellation fee applies.  No refunds will be authorized after April 4, 2017.
    • Course materials will be sent to participants by the Department of Surgery. Tara Maurer is the departmental contact at 319-356-7892
    • More information and registration can be found at the Continuing Medical Education website here.
  • Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS), April 12, 2017. For more info, click here.
  • Advanced Trauma Operative Management (ATOM), on these dates:
    • Feb. 21, 2017
    • April 6, 2017
    • May 8, 2017
    • Nov. 7, 2017
    • Dec. 14, 2017
  • Advanced Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma (ASSET), June 6, 2017
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)