Mary Aaland to give Surgery Grand Rounds on rural surgery Aug. 2

Mary Aaland, MD, FACS, director of the SMHS Rural Surgery Support Program and associate professor in the UND Department of Surgery, will present a talk entitled “Rural Surgery in the 21st Century” at the UND Medical Education Center Auditorium in Fargo from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Friday, August 2. All are welcome to attend.

The objectives of Dr. Aaland’s talk are:

  • Describe how the need for rural surgeons came about
  • Explain the challenges facing rural surgeons
  • Express the need to complete history and physical
  • Recognize that rural surgery is not for everyone

This Surgery Grand Rounds Conference, sponsored by the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Department of Surgery, is broadcast via videoconference to many sites in North Dakota and Minnesota. For more information about how to view the presentation, contact Angie Flesberg at 701.293.4151 or

The University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.