Practical Pediatrics Webcast: "Otitis Media"

Otitis media is inflammation located in the middle ear. The middle ear is the space behind the eardrum. Otitis media can occur as a result of a cold, sore throat, or respiratory infection. It is the most common reason for an ill child to see a physician in the United States.  It is also the most common reason for hearloss in a child.  Otitis media is responible for $6 billion in annual healthcare costs in the US.


The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


Course details

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 0.50
  • Hours of Participation: 0.50
  • Course opens: Fri, May 31 2013
  • Course expires: Sun, May 31 2015
  • Cost: $0.00

Target audience

  • Pediatricians
  • Pediatric Internists
  • Family Medicine Physicians

Learning objectives

  • Review risk factors for Otitis Media
  • Discuss clinical guidelines related to Otitis Media
  • Review complications of Otitis Media

Faculty & credentials

Michael E. McCormick, MD, is an assistant professor of otolaryngology and communication sciences (pediatric otolaryngology) at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). He sees patients at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin New Berlin Clinic.

Board-certified in otolaryngology, Dr. McCormick’s clinical interests include stridor, neonatal and pediatric airway disorders, pediatric sinusitis, sleep-disordered breathing, and congenital and acquired pediatric neck masses.

Prior to joining the MCW faculty, Dr. McCormick completed a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

After earning his MD in 2006 from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Dr. McCormick completed a residency in otolaryngology and head and neck surgery at Wayne State University in Detroit in 2011. While at Wayne State University, he received the Teaching Resident of the Year Award from the Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery in 2011. Dr. McCormick also completed a pediatric otolaryngology fellowship at Children’s National Medical Center (Washington D.C.) in 2012.

He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Richmond in Richmond, Va., in 2002.

Dr. McCormick serves on the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Hand and Neck Surgery’s Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Committee.

He has no relevant finanical relationships to disclose with regard to this educational content.

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ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Barriers to change: 
Improper diagnosis process.

CME Coordinator Contact Information

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