The ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators Grand Rounds Series is pleased to present this virtual panel discussion with Dr. Mary Klingensmith, Dr. Douglas Smink, and Dr. Paula Termuhlen, moderated by Dr. Mohsen Shabahang, with welcoming remarks by Dr. Ajit K. Sachdeva. This Grand Rounds will focus on the concept of Identity Formation in the age of COVID. Identity formation is the process of internalizing values of a profession. This discussion will focus on factors associated with identity formation of learners in Surgery and how COVID may have affected that.
The Virtual Grand Round is designated for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
Mary E. Klingensmith, MD is the Senior Vice President of Accreditation at the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). She is the Mary Culver Distinguished Professor emeritus and former Vice Chair for Education in Surgery at Washington University in Saint Louis, where she served as residency training director and founder of the simulation programs in Surgery and for the School of Medicine. Board certified in surgery, she practiced general surgery at the John Cochran VA Hospital and Barnes Jewish Hospital in Saint Louis. Dr. Klingensmith was a director for the American Board of Surgery (Chair of the Board 2017-18) and served in an employed position as Vice President of the American Board of Surgery, where she directed the competency-based education/EPA project for the ABS and for 12 years led SCORE (Surgical Council on Resident Education), a unified curriculum for training in surgery which is delivered via a webportal.
Douglas S. Smink, MD, MPH, FACS, MAMSE, is the Chief of Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital and the Associate Chair of Education for the Department of Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He is an Associate Professor in Surgery at Harvard Medical School and practices minimally invasive general surgery at both Brigham and Women’s and Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospitals.
Dr. Smink is the former Program Director of the general surgery residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Surgical Education, and he is the President of the Association of Program Directors in Surgery.
Dr. Smink’s research focuses on resident and faculty education through simulation, team training, and coaching. He is the co-PI on an NIH grant, the Provider Awareness and Cultural dexterity Toolkit for Surgeons (PACTS), a curriculum to improve surgeon communication with culturally diverse patients. In addition, he is the co-PI for the Surgical Coaching for Operative Performance Enhancement (SCOPE) Program, where he helps lead a program of peer-coaching among surgeons.
Paula M. Termuhlen, MD, FACS, is The Hal B. Jenson MD Dean and Professor of Surgery at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed).
Dr. Termuhlen is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine and completed general surgery training at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston and a Surgical Oncology fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center. She was on the faculty at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Minnesota prior to coming to WMed. She served as the General Surgery Residency Program Director at Wright State University and the Medical College of Wisconsin. While at the Medical College of Wisconsin, she led the development team for the creation of two regional campuses in Green Bay and Central Wisconsin. As Regional Campus Dean for the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth Campus, she served over 130 students in the mission of training physicians for rural and Native American communities. She joined the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine in May 2021 as Dean of the only medical school in Southwest Michigan. Dr. Termuhlen serves as the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Regional Medical Campuses. She is widely published in surgical oncology and surgical education.
Dr. Termuhlen is a Past President of the Association of Program Directors in Surgery and an inaugural Associate Member of the Academy of Master Surgeon Educators. She has served in a variety of roles for the American College of Surgeons, Association of American Medical Colleges, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education International and National Board of Medical Examiners.
The session will be moderated by Mohsen Shabahang, MD, PhD, FACS, MAMSE, Chair of the Subcommittee on Novel Teaching and Assessment Methods and Educational Resources for the ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators. Dr. Shabahang is the VP/CMO of the Wellspan Surgery Service Line, York, PA. Dr. Shabahang joined Wellspan in summer 2021.
Welcome remarks will be given by Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, FSACME, MAMSE, Director of the ACS Division of Education and Co-Chair, Steering Committee of the ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators.