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

NewYork-Presbyterian Columbia University Irving Medical Center

NewYork-Presbyterian Columbia University Irving Medical Center
New York, NY

Number of Positions Available: 1

Contact Information

Mastery Program Chief

Tracey D. Arnell, MD, FACS
ta2107@cumc.columbia.edu

Additional Information

NewYork Presbyterian-Columbia Campus
Milstein Hospital Building
177 Fort Washington Ave. 7GS RM.313
New York, NY 10032
Phone: 212-342-0049

Websites

NewYork Presbyterian Columbia University Irving Medical Center; Milstein Hospital; Allen Hospital

Program Highlights

Junior Associates will work primarily at Milstein Hospital on the Acute Care Surgery team. Experience will include general surgery, critical care, and endoscopy. At Allen Hospital, Junior Associates will provide one week of coverage every five weeks for inpatient/outpatient clinic and consult service.

Program Description

The Junior Associate will serve as a junior faculty member and primarily be associated with the Acute Care Surgery team. The goal is that the associate will improve their operative skills and clinical evaluation in general surgical procedures including endoscopy. Junior Associates will work primarily at Milstein Hospital including daily teaching and operative cases, signout, and ward rounds run by the faculty. Two days per week will include outpatient general surgery clinic. Experience will include general surgery, critical care, and endoscopy. Allen Hospital is an integrated site accessible by shuttle. At this community hospital, Junior Associates will provide one week of coverage every five weeks for inpatient/outpatient clinic and consult service.

The service is a broad based general surgical practice including critical care and endoscopy while providing additional experience in any area as needed. The case records will be reviewed to identify areas for more intense experience. The Program Chief will discuss with the Junior Associate their goals and expectations as well as areas for improvement prior to their start date.

The Junior Associate will be supervised in all operative cases for the first month. After this month, a review will determine which cases the Junior Associate may staff independently. There will be monthly evaluations of the Junior Associate’s ability to operate independently on a variety of cases. Additionally, morning report serves as a recap of the last 24 hours of consults. Both the Junior Associate’s call activities and decisions, as well as the ability to lead morning report will be evaluated by the Senior Associates. Quarterly reviews will include educational, clinical, and administrative performance as well as medical student and resident evaluations, all of which will inform the planned experience moving forward.

The Junior Associate will be responsible for documentation and billing of their clinical activities. Following orientation, the Junior Associate will review their billing and documentation in real time for the first month and quarterly the practice manager and supervising biller will review metrics for billing and appropriate documentation.

There will be support for the Junior Associate to attend the ACS Clinical Congress, and participate in weekly Division of General Surgery CME, M&M, and Grand Rounds.

Senior Associates

Ana Berlin, MD, FACS
Katherine Fischkoff, MD, MPA
Beth R. Hochman, MD, FACS
Subhash Krishnamoorthy, MD
Amanda J. Powers, MD