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Onboarding Checklist for Surgeons

The following list represents action items for consideration by a new surgeon, and the surgeon or group or hospital hiring a surgeon. The list is divided into items regarding preparation for practice life and items related to an employment contract. The items are guidelines for discussion and not meant to represent any mandatory requirement. Some items in the “Preparation for practice life” section may be part of a contract. Although many surgeons have had input, the list is not exhaustive and will be updated as necessary.

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Read more about the Onboarding Checklist in the July 2016 Bulletin article, “ACS Surgeon Workforce Subcommittee develops Onboarding Checklist for Surgeons.”