Saint Louis University’s Practical Anatomy and Surgical Education's hands-on cadaver workshops and surgical trainings are designed to provide realistic learning experiences for health care professionals.
More than 20 CME programs for surgeons and health care professionals, lasting from one to five days, are offered each year.
Participants in our CME workshops review intricate surgical anatomy, refine their surgical techniques and interact one-on-one with world-class faculty from Saint Louis University, Washington University, Harvard University and the University of California at Los Angeles, among others. Areas represented in PASE's CME course offerings include:
- Head and neck surgery
- Spinal surgery
- Cosmetic surgery
- Plastic and reconstructive surgery
- Gynecological and laparoscopic surgery
- Vascular surgery
- Minimally invasive procedures
- Emergency skills
PASE's continuing surgical education courses take place in our world-renowned facility in St. Louis, Missouri. With top-notch bioskills labs and an easily accessible location on the campus of Saint Louis University, PASE offers the ideal setting for ongoing, hands-on medical education.
Frequently Asked Questions about CME at Practical Anatomy and Surgical Education
On average, health care professionals earn 19 CME credits at one of Saint Louis University's Practical Anatomy and Surgical Education workshops, though individual courses have ranged from 10 CME credits to 40 CME credits.
Our hands-on practical workshops last from one to five days. On average, you will be with us for three days. Learn more about upcoming surgical education workshops at PASE.
Each hands-on workshop typically consists of a series of didactic presentations by renowned faculty and equal amounts of time in the cadaver laboratory each day. Many of the surgical techniques reviewed are demonstrated on cadaveric specimens and projected in 3-D. To find out more about our interactive labs, take a tour of our facility.
PASE offers CME courses for:
- Plastic surgeons (facial, cosmetic and oculoplastic)
- Orthopedic surgeons
- Oral and maxillofacial surgeons
- Dermatologic surgeons
- General and colorectal surgeons
- Emergency room physicians and paramedics
- Vascular surgeons
- Physician assistants, nurse practitioners and nurses
PASE also frequently offers hands-on cadaver workshops for neuroscience registered nurses, physician assistants and nurse practitioners, as well as paramedics. Check our schedule for upcoming workshops.
All PASE workshops for physicians are accredited through the Saint Louis University School of Medicine, which is, in turn, accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the accrediting body of the American Medical Association.