American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Residents as Teachers and Leaders

April 28–30, 2017
ACS Headquarters, Chicago, IL

Residents are expected to master a broad expanse of clinical and basic science knowledge as well as operative skills. Residency programs tailor their educational programs to meet these needs. Residents are also expected to master a number of critical nonclinical skills, including leading teams and teaching. However, very few residency programs are able to offer opportunities for residents to become proficient in these areas. The Division of Education of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) worked to develop a course to address this need.

The goal of this course is to help surgery residents develop some of the essential nonclinical skills that will be critical to their success as senior-level residents and practicing surgeons. The course specifically addresses the skills necessary to become more effective teachers and leaders. The number of participants is limited to allow ample interaction with faculty and to facilitate networking with other attendees. This course is targeted for mid- to senior-level residents, but all are welcome to attend. (Dress will be business casual.)

Course Content

The course will address the following essential skills for residents’ lifelong roles as teachers, leaders, and practicing surgeons:

Effective Teaching

  • Establishing a positive learning climate
  • Finding time to teach
  • Teaching in ambulatory settings and the operating room
  • Giving feedback on performance

Successful Leading

  • Developing and leading productive teams
  • Resolving conflict
  • Using different leadership styles effectively
  • Maximizing various working styles

Practical Application to Life After Residency

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Schedule

Friday, April 28: 1:00–6:00 pm

Saturday, April 29: 7:00 am–12:30 pm

Sunday, April 30: 7:00 am–12:00 noon

Questions

For registration-related questions, please contact ACS Registration Services at registration@facs.org or 312-202-5244.

For course-related questions, please contact Cherylnn Sherman at csherman@facs.org or 312-202-5424.