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Goal Statement

The goal of this program is to specifically educate physicians, surgeons and other medical professionals in order to ensure patients’ safety before, during and after returning home from their procedure overseas.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of primary care physicians, travel destination surgeons and healthcare providers involved in medical tourism.

Statement of Need/ Program Overview

Globalization of healthcare has opened opportunities for patients to travel for medical and surgical care domestically and internationally. Primary care physicians will become vital to the continuity of care for these traveling patients. Primary care physicians lack formal training in perioperative care for traveling patients leaving a void in patients care continuum. Few resources exist today that addresses the need for medical/surgical travel more specifically in terms of pre travel/pre-operative and post-travel/post-operative physician medical education. Primary care physicians rarely participate in acute postoperative care since hospitals and/or the surgical team typically delivers that healthcare service for those patients who have surgery in their home community. Primary care physicians need to learn or re-learn acute postoperative patient care. Medical/surgical travel often means traveling internationally, which offers up unique medical situations in terms Marquise Goodwin Womens Jersey of disease risk, travel vaccinations, and travel risk, which patient’s private physicians rarely are aware of.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be better prepared to:

  • Integrate pre travel/pre-operative and post-travel/post-operative patient clinical pathways
  • Utilize appropriate diagnostic test, patient assessment and physical examination to diagnose and treat acute postoperative patient surgical complications
  • Evaluate and examine medical and geopolitical risk associated with international patient medical/surgical risk

Physician Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine and Medical Tourism Association.  The University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Credit Designation

The University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine designates enduring material activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Marquise Goodwin Youth Jersey of Conflicts of Interest

It is the policy of the University of Marquise Goodwin Kids Jersey Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine to ensure fair balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all programming. All faculty and planners participating in sponsored programs are expected to identify and reference off-label product use and disclose any relationship with those supporting the activity or any others with products or services available within the scope of the topic being discussed in the educational presentation.

The University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine assesses conflict of interest with its instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of CME activities. All relevant conflicts of interest that are identified are thoroughly vetted by the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies utilized in this activity, and patient care recommendations. The University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine is committed to providing its learners with high-quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in health care and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.