Weight Loss Drugs, Surgery, and Nutrition

Weight Loss Drugs, Surgery, and Nutrition

Weight Loss Drugs, Surgery, and Nutrition

last update on: 06/24/2024

Learn the pros and cons of medical, surgical, and nutritional approaches to weight management.

Participants are expected to watch the video, reflect on its content, and complete the CEU self-assessment and CEU evaluation. Only upon completing this process will a participant's continuing education certificate be generated. The estimated time a learner will need to complete this self-study activity is 120 minutes. 

This activity is approved for continuing education for physicians, nurses, and dietitians.

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


  • Describe the benefits and risks of semaglutide when used for weight loss.
  • Understand the mechanisms by which a plant-based diet, prescribed with no limitations on calories or carbohydrates, causes weight loss.
  • Describe the indications for bariatric surgery in adult patients.

Requirements for successful completion: Participants will be awarded contact hours commensurate with participation after completion of the post-test with a score of 70% or higher.





2 hours



August 09, 2026


The following professions cannot earn credits for this course: Health & Wellness Coach, Pharmacist. Users with these professions may view the course, but will not receive a certificate upon completion.