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RAS-ACS Grand Rounds Webinar Series

Learn new strategies and tools in less than 60 minutes

Are you starting your practice?

Take a deep dive into career path choices and strategies, best practices for navigating the career ladder, and managing personal life and wellness. Webinars are presented by subject matter experts and are available to ACS members free of charge. Enjoy interaction with the presenter in a live format or view the webinar later whenever your schedule permits.

RAS-ACS Financial Literacy Lecture Series

The RAS-ACS Education Committee is the sponsoring committee of this series.

The Financial Literacy Lecture Series is a year-long, five-part series during the 2021–2022 academic year. Each session covers a key financial topic. Sessions will be recorded and posted on the RAS Grand Rounds Series webpage and will have an accompanying financial primer for a durable record of the content. Sessions will be interactive and allow for trainees to learn the basics of financial literacy and help set themselves up for a healthy financial future.

This lecture series and associated primers and the ideas presented here are not endorsed by nor recommended by the American College of Surgeons, its staff, or leadership.  No financial gain was incurred in the production of this document.

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Past Webinars

Caring for Yourself as a Surgeon

Promoting a Healthy Work/Life Balance for Young Surgeons

Presented by William H. Ward, MD, MS, FACS, and Mark Savarise, MD, MBA, FACS
(Recorded October 2021)

In their first years of practice, young surgeons are frequently driven to fulfill multiple clinical and administrative demands that are concurrent with existing family or personal obligations that have persisted throughout many years of training. For junior surgeons, it is quite easy to become overextended, resulting in work/life imbalance and a higher risk of burnout. This webinar aims to share lessons learned from both a junior and senior surgeon's perspective, thereby promulgating different approaches designed to foster a healthy work/life balance.

Promoting a Healthy Work/Life Balance for Young Surgeons

Ergonomics in Surgery: Simple Interventions, Substantial Gains

Presented by Michael C. Smith, MD
(Recorded March 2021)

Workplace-related injuries represent a costly economic burden in the U.S., both in their direct costs and indirect costs related to missed days of work. With a physical job, surgeons are not immune. This webinar will discuss current trends and developments with regard to ergonomics in surgery.

Ergonomics in Surgery: Simple Interventions, Substantial Gains

Disruptive Forces: Using Disruption to Positively Affect Change

Presented by Brett Starr, MD
(Recorded December 2020)

This webinar identifies personal characteristics that make surgeons susceptible to being labeled as disruptive; discusses the personal and professional consequences of being labeled a disruptive physician; and explores reframing terminology and using disruptive forces to create positive change for health systems and patient care.

Disruptive Forces: Using Disruption to Positively Affect Change

PTSD/Burnout in General Surgery Residents and Attendings vs Other Specialties

Presented by Michael Truitt, MD
(Recorded June 2020)

This webinar presents the latest data on PTSD/Burnout in Surgery and how it compares to other medical specialties.

PTSD/Burnout in General Surgery Residents and Attendings vs Other Specialties

Being a Surgeon on the Frontlines of COVID-19: Tips on Handling Stress, Distress, and Anxiety

Presented by Sharmila Dissanaike, MD, FACS, FCCM
(Recorded April 2020)

Acclaimed speaker, blogger and surgeon, Dr. Sharmila Dissanaike discusses stressors of a busy surgeon brought about by COVID-19, and offers mindfulness and other techniques to manage stress and bring balance back into men and women’s lives.

Being a Surgeon on the Frontlines of COVID-19: Tips on Handling Stress, Distress, and Anxiety

Stress, Sleepless Nights, and Surgery: What Does It Mean for the Surgeon

Presented by Jamie Jones Coleman, MD, FACS
(Recorded January 2020)

This webinar gives background information on the current state of burnout and depression in practicing trauma and acute care surgeons. The physiology of stress and sleep deprivation will be discussed as to how it pertains to surgeons in light of current research.

Stress, Sleepless Nights, and Surgery: What Does It Mean for the Surgeon

Compassion Fatigue: You Really Can Care Too Much

Presented by Michele Manahan, MD, MBA, FACS
(Recorded November 2019)

This webinar will provide information about the phenomenon of compassion fatigue. Participants will gain further understanding of the concept and will learn how to recognize the condition. Suggestions to mitigate its effects will also be discussed.

Compassion Fatigue: You Really Can Care Too Much

Intimate Partner Violence: Fundamentals for Our Patients and Our Colleagues

Presented by Barbara Bass, MD, FACS
(Recorded June 2019)

This webinar reviews the epidemiology of intimate partner violence (IPV), strategies for screening, and tools for referral and intervention. The goal is to raise awareness of this problem among the surgical communities, recognizing that all sociodemographic groups are potentially at risk for IPV.

Intimate Partner Violence: Fundamentals for Our Patients and Our Colleagues

There’s No Crying in Surgery

Presented by Daniel Eiferman, MD, MBA, FACS
(Recorded February 2019)

Complications and poor clinical outcomes can have significant impact on physician’s well-being. This webinar explores how clinicians can increase their resilience and overcome adversity.

There’s No Crying in Surgery

Dealing with Toxic Personalities

Presented by Jo Shapiro, MD, FACS
(Recorded August 2019)

This webinar focuses on managing conflict with difficult personalities, including identifying specific behaviors, as well as developing communication and coping strategies to handle such personalities.

Dealing with Toxic Personalities

The Impact of Diversity on Physician Resiliency

Presented by Karyn Butler, MD, FACS
(Recorded September 2018)

At the completion of the webinar, attendees will appreciate the unique factors that contribute to burn out in underrepresented minorities. The webinar will explore the impact of ethnicity, work environment, motivation, and career trajectory on the development of burnout. Additionally, attendees will be introduced to strategies that will foster managing work-life integration and understand the importance of community in the support of physicians from under-represented minorities.

The Impact of Diversity on Physician Resiliency

Physician Heal Thyself? A Reflection on Resident Psychological Wellness

Presented by John D. Mellinger, MD, FACS
(Recorded March 2018)

This webinar focuses on a current analysis of resident psychological well-being including the etiologies, prevalence, and consequences of burnout amongst trainees, and reviews institutional and personal strategies for overcoming the same, including a review of key elements of personal resilience.

Physician Heal Thyself? A Reflection on Resident Psychological Wellness

Safety, Wellness, and Logistics for the Pregnant Surgeon

Presented by Stephanie Bonne, MD, FACS
(Recorded March 2017)

Through this webinar, viewers will learn what some of the risks are to the fetus and mother that may be encountered in routine surgical practice, such as radiation exposure and exposure to teratogenic medications, as well as ergonomic issues that surround operating while pregnant. We discuss strategies to mitigate these risks. We also discuss the logistics of managing a practice and strategies to support pregnant and nursing mothers who are in surgical practice and ways to mitigate the impact of time off on your practice.

Safety, Wellness, and Logistics for the Pregnant Surgeon

Functional Ergonomics for Surgeons: Protect Your Neck and Your Career

Presented by Daniel Klaristenfeld, MD, FACS
(Recorded February 2017)

Viewers of this webinar can expect to hear about the basics of ergonomics and why it is important for surgeons today. We discuss current literature evaluating the extent of cumulative traumatic disorders among surgeons, common mistakes to avoid, and strategies to prevent workplace injuries.

Functional Ergonomics for Surgeons: Protect Your Neck and Your Career

How to Protect Yourself, Your Career, and Your Patients: Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders, Surgeon Pain, and Disability Insurance

Presented by Adrian Park, MD, FACS
(Recorded November 2018)

During this webinar, attendees will learn about the prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders as it relates to workplace ergonomics and the disability burden that it places on the surgeon’s career.

How to Protect Yourself, Your Career, and Your Patients: Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders, Surgeon Pain, and Disability Insurance

Caring for Your Patients

Effective Communication: Delivering Bad News

Presenter: Tyler G. Hughes, MD, FACS
( Recorded December 2021)

No matter how knowledgeable and skillful the surgeon, knowing how to communicate effectively when delivering bad news to patients or family is central to a surgeon’s success. During this webinar we will discuss the why and how of giving bad news as well as discussing how to deal with one’s on emotional response of this part of our work as surgeons.

Effective Communication: Delivering Bad News

Building a Strong Surgeon-Patient Relationship with Transparency

Presented by Alexander Langerman, MD, SM, FACS
(Recorded June 2019)

This webinar will help surgeons to learn about the best ways to have conversations with patients and families on topics that many surgeons find difficult. These topics include disclosing errors or giving bad news, discussing surgical logistics including trainee participation, overlapping surgery and intraoperative consultations, and handling consent in situations of uncertainty such as novel techniques and innovative procedures.

Building a Strong Surgeon-Patient Relationship with Transparency

Patients in the Know: Impact on Recovery

Presented by David Lee, MD, FACS, and Kathleen Heneghan, PhD, MSN, RN, PN-C
(Recorded July 2017)

With 65 percent of all surgical procedures now outpatient, the main providers of postoperative care are the patients and their families. The need for optimal communication and education is essential for improving surgical outcomes and decreasing avoidable emergency room visits and rehospitalization. This webinar reviews the literature on quality patient education initiatives and best practice to influence compliance, improve surgical outcomes, avoid readmissions, and support the safe transition from hospital to home.

Patients in the Know: Impact on Recovery

Transcare for the Transgender Patient in the Surgeon’s Office

Presented by Scott Chaiet, MD, MBA, FACS
(Recorded January 2017)

One of Dr. Chaiet’s focuses has been to bring awareness of the LGBTQ patient care and diversity to his colleagues. This webinar engages attendees in a discussion about the review of health issues in the transgender community, including how to identify and explain terms related to sexual identity and sexual practices; identify ways to create a welcoming environment for patients of all sexual orientations; and describe the role of surgery to complement hormone therapy and mental health services as a care team.

Transcare for the Transgender Patient in the Surgeon’s Office

Financial Literacy

Contract Negotiation for Surgeons

Presented by Rebecca H. Napier, MBA, SHRM-SCP
(Recorded December 2021)

During this webinar, attendees will learn the basics of contract negotiation, including strategies and tips for creating the most beneficial and tailored contract. The content presented during this webinar should be relevant for surgeons in all levels of their job search.

Contract Negotiation for Surgeons

Loan Repayment

Presented by Justin WIllmott
(Recorded February 2022)

This interactive session will cover the financial topic of loan repayment providing attendees with a basic understanding of terminology, the facts about money loans, and providing strategies for paying back loans while maintaining a healthy financial future.

Loan Repayment

Retirement Planning/Investing for Surgical Residents and Fellows

Presented by Nick Coyne
(Recorded November 2021)

Lost in the number salad of 401Ks and 403bs? Come learn the basic terminology and facets of investing as we take participants on a step-by-step walk through of what investing means, goals and objectives of investing, and how to get started. This session will have a specific focus on investing and retirement planning as it pertains to medical providers and the unique aspects of resident, fellow, and young faculty finances.

Retirement Planning/Investing for Surgical Residents and Fellows

Preparing Yourself for Surgical Practice

Personal Financial Management for the Young Surgeon

Presented by Mark M. Aeder, MD, MS, FACS
(Recorded September 2021)

The key to having a good perspective of personal fiscal management is to develop a basic knowledge of how to approach your personal financial situation. Having a competency in the basic concepts, knowing what questions to ask, identifying where to obtain impartial advice, and avoiding the missteps and errors that physicians have historically made will start you on the right path to create a good financial plan. This information is best presented by an experienced colleague and not someone trying to sell a product or gain business.

Personal Financial Management for the Young Surgeon

Social Media and Online Reputation Management for the Young Surgeon

Presented by Sean Langenfeld, MD, FACS, FASCRS
(Recorded February 2020)

This webinar will help young surgeons learn the best ways to understand current social media tools and how to use them for professional development. A discussion of tools will include LinkedIn, Doximity, Research Gate, Twitter, and Facebook.

Social Media and Online Reputation Management for the Young Surgeon

Building Your Financial Future: They Never Taught Me That in Residency

Presented by Brook V. Nelson, MD, FACS
(Recorded April 2018)

Are you overwhelmed by your mounting student loan debt? Are you not sure which alphabet-soup loan repayment program is best for you? Do you feel like you will never be able to accomplish your financial goals or that having a "late start" at your financial future puts you at a disadvantage? When your financial advisor starts talking about variable versus term versus umbrella versus whole life insurance, do your eyes roll back into your head? Did you never really get financial advice during medical school or residency because it's not polite to talk about money or contracts? If any of this resonates with you, you need to watch this webinar!

Building Your Financial Future: They Never Taught Me That in Residency

Developing a Strategic Career Plan

Presented by Fernando Lamounier, MD, FACS
(Recorded March 2018)

In this webinar, you will learn the key elements to regain control of your life and develop a clear plan to build your career—even if you feel exhausted, stuck, or overwhelmed. More importantly, you will get the confidence and courage to act upon it.

Developing a Strategic Career Plan

The Art of Negotiation

Presented by Joseph V. Sakran, MD, MPH, MPA, FACS
(Recorded November 2017)

This webinar discusses a practical approach to negotiating in medicine. Specifically, it focuses on the nuts and bolts needed by trainees as they get ready to negotiate for their first job. We also discuss ways to avoid common pitfalls.

The Art of Negotiation

Contract Negotiations: Advice and Pitfalls to Avoid

Presented by Brian J. Santin, MD, FACS
(Recorded July 2016)

This webinar reviews concepts to enhance one’s ability to negotiate a more advantageous contract. The negotiations process both from the perspective of the candidate and the employer is reviewed. The discussion also includes a more focused look at some of the commonly overlooked contract items, which often result in “money left on the table.”

Contract Negotiations: Advice and Pitfalls to Avoid

Becoming Your Own Boss: Tips for Starting Your Own Surgical Practice

Presented by Terah Isaacson, MD, FACS, FASCRS
(Recorded December 2017)

In this webinar, we review the steps you can take to start your own practice as an early-career option. I go over my own experience and talk about the lessons learned and how attainable this goal really is! I hope you come away motivated and encouraged that independent, private practice is still an option for young surgeons and a great way to combat the challenges of work/life balance and burnout.

Becoming Your Own Boss: Tips for Starting Your Own Surgical Practice

Choosing Your First Job: The Biased Perspective of a Kaiser Permanente Surgeon

Presented by Daniel Klaristenfeld, MD, FACS, FASCRS
(Recorded July 2019)

This webinar discusses options for surgical practice in the United States today and the pluses and minuses of these options. Participants also consider the possible future scenarios which may impact employment decisions.

Choosing Your First Job: The Biased Perspective of a Kaiser Permanente Surgeon

Basic Principles of Coding and Reimbursement for Young Surgeons

Presented by Jayme Lieberman, MD, FACS
(Recorded June 2017)

This presentation gives attendees an understanding of what, how, why, and when it is important to code clinical procedures properly for documentation purposes at your institution.

Basic Principles of Coding and Reimbursement for Young Surgeons

Marketing for the Young Surgeon: Why Understanding Marketing Is Important

Presented by Fernando Lamounier, MD, FACS
(Recorded February 2017)

Through this webinar you will learn key concepts you must know to grow your practice regardless if you are in academic or private practice, are employed by a hospital or are in a country where medical marketing is restricted.

Marketing for the Young Surgeon: Why Understanding Marketing Is Important

Clinical Documentation Improvement

Presented by Jayme Lieberman, MD, FACS
(Recorded November 2016)

This presentation gives viewers an understanding of what, how, why, and when it is important to code clinical procedures properly for documentation purposes at your institution.

Clinical Documentation Improvement

Developing and Maximizing Participation in Multi-Institutional Collaborations in Early Practice

Presented by William Hope, MD, FACS
(Recorded August 2018)

This webinar will help young surgeons know some of the available resources for multi-institutional collaboration as well as tricks and tips on how to get started. The goal is to provide real world examples of how young surgeons can get involved.

Developing and Maximizing Participation in Multi-Institutional Collaborations in Early Practice

ACS Resources

Benefit and Value of the ACS Surgeon Specific Registry for Surgeons

Presented by Ulrike Langenscheidt, MS
(Recorded September 2019)

This webinar focuses on the benefit and value of the ACS Surgeon Specific Registry for ACS members and all surgeons.

Benefit and Value of the ACS Surgeon Specific Registry for Surgeons

ACS CME Credits to Meet Regulatory Mandates

Presented by Meghan Duckworth
(Recorded February 2018)

As we see a shift in Maintenance of Certification (MOC) requirements, we continue to see an increase in the number of state and other regulatory body requirements. During this webinar, attendees will learn about Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits to address regulatory mandates that are offered at the U.S. state level.

ACS CME Credits to Meet Regulatory Mandates

Leadership

Leadership Transformation in Translation to Policy

Presented by Eileen Bulger, MD, FACS
(Recorded June 2021)

Dr. Bulger outlines how foundational trauma systems concepts, like coordination with EMS, disease outbreak monitoring, and allocation of resources and patient distribution, can inform coalition-guided, multifaceted approaches to engaging health systems, government, and organizations to rapidly respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Leadership Transformation in Translation to Policy

Leadership Transformation in Community Advocacy

Presented by LJ Punch, MD, FACS
(Recorded May 2021)

During the COVID-19 pandemic, LJ Punch has collaborated with their team at The T STL with PrepareSTL to educate the community about the pandemic and prevention measures. Dr. Punch shares their experiences and insights and educates attendees how we can be involved and make a difference.

Leadership Transformation in Community Advocacy

Leadership Transformation in Research

Presented by Joe Forrester, MD, MSc
(Recorded May 2021)

This session focuses on leadership in the evolution of research particularly as it relates to responding to a global pandemic, in this case COVID-19. Dr. Forrester highlights how to create unique approaches during unique circumstances, skills needed as research interests pivot, and how this may impact local and institutional resources.

Leadership Transformation in Research

Principles of Leadership for the Young Surgeon

Presented by Paula Ferrada, MD, FACS
(Recorded February 2017)

This webinar engages attendees in a discussion about recognizing opportunities for leadership early in your career, how to develop tools to enhance your level of influence during stressful situations, and involvement in leadership opportunities within the American College of Surgeons.

Principles of Leadership for the Young Surgeon

Being a Leader Within Your Hospital and on Your Medical Staff

Presented by David Welsh, MD, FACS
(Recorded September 2016)

This webinar attempts to address how you can become a leader within your role as a medical staff person at your hospital.

Being a Leader Within Your Hospital and on Your Medical Staff

Understanding the Difference Between Leadership and Power

Presented by Faisal Aziz, MD, FACS)
(Recorded November 2017)

Surgeons have inherent leadership qualities. Being surgeons, we are used to making prompt, life-saving decisions based on limited information which is presented to us. Power is defined as ability to influence others. It is easy to confuse leadership and power with each other. Dr. Aziz explains key differences between leadership and power. You will learn that great leaders don’t need power to influence their followers. Leaders have a vision and they use their influence to implement their vision. While a powerful person focuses on exerting his control over his subordinates, a leader inspires trust among his followers.

Understanding the Difference Between Leadership and Power

Mentorship

Mentoring Aspiring Surgeon-Scientists: Looking Back on a 20-year Journey of Career Development

Presented by Simon Young, DDS, MD, PhD, FACS and Mark Wong, DDS, FACD, FACS
(Recorded February 2022)

While most surgeon-scientists likely started their journeys as MD/Ph.D. students, Dr. Young had a unique and unusual opportunity to combine an oral and maxillofacial surgery residency with a Ph.D. in bioengineering. He and his mentor Dr. Mark Wong will discuss their mentoring experience and the advantages and disadvantages of this unique pathway.

Mentoring Aspiring Surgeon-Scientists: Looking Back on a 20-year Journey of Career Development

Mentoring: A Must For Every General Surgery Training Program

Presented by Ned Z. Carp, MD, FACS
(Recorded May 2021)

This webinar describes scenarios on how a mentor can strengthen a residents education in their pursuit to becoming a surgeon. Study habits, research, case preparation, clinical trial involvement, as well as professionalism will all be discussed. The goal of a mentor-mentee relationship is to maximize a residents educational experience, make him the most marketable whether he pursues fellowship training or employment, and ensure that the next generation of physicians will be able to impart their wisdom for their students and residents.

Mentoring: A Must For Every General Surgery Training Program

Maximizing the Potential of Your Mentorship Relationship

Presented by Shaneeta Johnson, MD, FACS, and Shubhada Dhage, MD, FACS
(Recorded November 2020)

During this webinar you will learn how to maximize the effectiveness of your role as a mentee in a mentor relationship. Effective mentorship is an integral part of achieving a surgeon's career goals. Learn how to maximize your surgical career with these 5 game-changing tips.

Maximizing the Potential of Your Mentorship Relationship

Seeking Mentorship and Ascending the Academic/Private Practice Ladder

Presented by Nancy L. Gantt, MD, FACS
(Recorded June 2016)

This webinar engages attendees in a discussion about the need for mentorship to achieve their personal and professional goals and how to identify a mentor and have a productive relationship. Career planning and advancement are also discussed, emphasizing the importance of utilizing all available resources to become successful.

Seeking Mentorship and Ascending the Academic/Private Practice Ladder

Climbing the Mountain: The Benefits of Mentorship & Sponsorship

Presented by Brian H. Williams, MD, FACS
(Recorded January 2019)

Attendees will learn the difference between a mentor/sponsor and the benefits of having both. Dr. Williams will also walk through the steps of accessing them in order to enhance and advance your career.

Climbing the Mountain: The Benefits of Mentorship & Sponsorship

Becoming a Surgeon Educator

Low-Cost Surgical Simulation

Presented by David R. Farley, MD, FACS
(Recorded August 2019)

This webinar focuses on how to offer a dynamic and engaging surgical experience to learners without spending hundreds of dollars.

Low-Cost Surgical Simulation

Coaching and Mentoring in the Digital Age: Growing Expertise with YouTube

Presented by Saju Joseph, MD, FACS
(Recorded July 2018)

Technology and learning are developing at a rapid pace, while surgical training remains antiquated. Residents and medical students are learning in new ways that do not rely on structured didactic lectures and long hours of studying from books. This webinar will teach surgeons how residents learn, explain how the environment affects learning, and discuss novel techniques to train residents in the digital age.

Coaching and Mentoring in the Digital Age: Growing Expertise with YouTube

Cultivating the Next Generation of Surgeon Scientists

Presented by Ram Kumar Subramanyan, MBBS, PhD, FACS
(Recorded March 2017)

Significant advances in surgery have been made over the past century, largely due to the tireless efforts of surgeon scientists who work at the interface between clinical practice and scientific endeavor. Over the past decade, the funding environment, combined with increasing clinical demands, has created significant obstacles to the success of the aspiring surgeon scientist. This session focuses on strategies to identify, support, and mentor young surgeon scientists early in their career.

Cultivating the Next Generation of Surgeon Scientists

Next Steps in Your Surgical Career

Surgeon Career Pivots, Exploring Other Career Options within the Practice of Surgery

Presented by Heena Santry, MD, MS, FACS; Jason Smith, MD, PhD, MBA, FACS; David Skarupa, MD, FACS; Amy Vertrees, MD, FACS; Joan Pellegrini, MD, FACS
(Recorded February 17, 2022)

Are you at a mid-career crossroads? While most individuals change careers several teams in their lives, surgeons may feel stuck in their current clinical role. Join our upcoming YFA webinar where mid-career surgeons who have successfully made a pivot will discuss their career decisions and progress.

Surgeon Career Pivots, Exploring Other Career Options within the Practice of Surgery

The Next Frontier in Surgical Care: Telemedicine and Telecommunications

Presented by Vahagn C. Nikolian, MD
(Recorded May 3, 2021)

This webinar will review telemedicine in the past, the impact of the recent pandemic on telemedicine utilization, and the potential prospects of telecommunications as it applies to surgeons.

The Next Frontier in Surgical Care: Telemedicine and Telecommunications

A Beginner’s Guide to Entrepreneurial Innovation for the Resident Surgeon

Presented by Brian M. Snelling, MD
(Recorded January 2019)

The webinar is designed to provide attendees with an elementary introduction to the role of the resident surgeon as entrepreneur. Attendees will learn the basic framework that is necessary to take a medical device from idea creation to clinical approval, with a specific focus around instrumental concepts of addressing unmet clinical needs, product market fit, when to incorporate, and how and when to raise money.

A Beginner’s Guide to Entrepreneurial Innovation for the Resident Surgeon

Becoming a Surgeon Scientist

Presented by R. Scott Jones, MD, FACS, MS
(Recorded August 2018)

In this webinar, we will the track to becoming a surgeon-scientist through a series of grant mechanisms. We discuss the productivity of surgeon-scientists in the United States based on NIH funding (T32s, K08s, and R01s).

Becoming a Surgeon Scientist

Pursuing an Advanced Degree While in Practice

Presented by Jason P. Wilson, MD MBA, FACS
(Recorded June 2018)

Are you considering getting an advanced degree after starting a surgical practice? View this webinar to learn about the advantages and disadvantages and how an advanced degree can benefit your practice, your career, and even your personal pursuits.

Pursuing an Advanced Degree While in Practice

Surgeons as Volunteers

Domestic Volunteerism: Options for Young Surgeons Who Want to Help

Presented by Scott A. Leckman, MD, FACS
(Recorded October 2016)

This webinar led by Dr. Leckman, takes attendees through a discussion of domestic volunteerism by surgeons. You will learn how to prepare for and find volunteerism opportunities, as well as discuss what volunteering means to your life. The 55-minute session will end with a question-and-answer period.

Domestic Volunteerism: Options for Young Surgeons Who Want to Help

Global Surgery for the Young Surgeon

Presented by Gregory Peck, DO, FACS
(Recorded May 2017)

After attending this webinar, attendees will be able to restate the importance of today’s global surgery movement, and assess and list three personal career goals in a global surgery clinical, educational, training, and/or research endeavor. Attendees will be able to analyze their pitfalls to experiencing or establishing global surgery opportunities and programs at the divisional, departmental, local/international institutional, and societal levels.

Global Surgery for the Young Surgeon

Outreach and Prevention: Interact, Develop, and Plan Events with Community-Based Organizations

Presented by Shannon Marie Foster, MD, FACS

Monday, August 3, 2020
7:00 pm (Central)

This webinar will impart the process and skills needed to identify, build, and complete injury prevention and outreach programs in your own community and beyond.

Outreach and Prevention: Interact, Develop, and Plan Events with Community-Based Organizations

Practice Management

Building Good Will, Relationships, Reputation and Professional Referrals in a Community

Presented by Michael D. Sarap, MD, FACS
(Recorded November 2021)

The webinar is a practical guide for both young surgeons new to a community and established surgeons wanting to expand their influence and service area. The presentation discusses several very simple ways to build good will and relationships in a community.

Building Good Will, Relationships, Reputation and Professional Referrals in a Community

What Are You Worth? Creating and Claiming Value to Optimize Negotiations

Presented by Barbara J. Pettitt, MD, FACS, FAAP
(Recorded July 2021)

The discussion focuses on preparation for job negotiations, including determining job and life priorities, determining what you will need to be successful, strategies for determining what you are worth and common mistakes made in the negotiation process.

What Are You Worth? Creating and Claiming Value to Optimize Negotiations

Surgical Error Understanding Safety Science in the Context of Complex Systems

Presented by Bruce Ramshaw, MD, FACS
(Recorded February 2021)

More than 20 years ago, the Institute of Medicine published two books describing the tragic amount of unintended harm that occurs in our health care system. Little progress has been made since then. The science of complex systems presented in this webinar can help to understand structural problems that lead to these unintended errors in health care.

Surgical Error Understanding Safety Science in the Context of Complex Systems

Demystifying the American Board of Surgery and Continuing Medical Education

Presented by Jo Buyske, MD, DABS (Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery) and David Spain, MD, FACS
(Recorded September 2019)

This webinar provides an overview of the role and function of the ABS from its Executive Director and a current ABS Director.

Demystifying the American Board of Surgery and Continuing Medical Education

Opioid Sparing Practices in Surgery: Acute Management of Postoperative Pain

Presented by Michael Sarap, MD, FACS
Recorded April 2019

Opioid dependence, overdoses and opioid-related deaths constitute a major public health crisis. A definite percentage of surgical patients become dependent upon opioids after their post-surgical pain has resolved. Diversion of unused opioid pain medications are another source of opioid addition in our communities. Multimodal use of non-opioid medications for surgical patients can significantly decrease the number of opioids utilized for both the inpatient and outpatient post-surgical patient. The webinar discusses the extent of the opioid problem in the US and describes the available non-opioid alternatives for surgical patients.

Opioid Sparing Practices in Surgery: Acute Management of Postoperative Pain

Drug Shortages: The Problem, Possible Causes, and Future Directions

Presented by Mario E. Motta, MD, FACC
(Recorded September 2016)

This webinar attempts to address the contributing factors to the problem of drug shortages in the US, discuss transparency in pricing, and the involvement of Medicare to negotiate prices. Only the PowerPoint presentation is available, not the webinar recording itself.

Drug Shortages: The Problem, Possible Causes, and Future Directions

Concurrent and Overlapping Surgery: Know the Difference

Presented by David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS, and Edward Lee, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Discussion moderated by Patricia L. Turner, MD, FACS, Director, Division of Member Services, American College of Surgeons
(Recorded February 2018)

Concurrent and overlapping surgery have received considerable media attention over the past several years. It is important to understand the distinction between the two and understand why hospitals are increasingly taking steps to ensure that they have policies in place to protect surgeons and their patients. Watch this webinar recording to learn more about this timely topic. A Q & A session follows the conversation.

Concurrent and Overlapping Surgery: Know the Difference

The Importance of Surgical Ethics in Surgical Practice

Presented by Peter Angelos, MD, PhD, FACS
Recorded March 2019

In this webinar, Dr. Angelos describes why ethical issues in surgery are distinctive from elsewhere in medicine. He outlines essential aspects of surgical ethics and why attending to the ethical dimension of surgical care can be beneficial no only to patients but also to surgeons.

The Importance of Surgical Ethics in Surgical Practice

Surgical Palliative Care

Presented by Geoffrey P. Dunn, MD, FACS
Recorded March 2019

This webinar will help surgeons to learn about improving the end-of-life care for surgical patients and to help them address difficult issues with those patients and their families.

Surgical Palliative Care

Work-Life Balance

A Juggling Act: Work Life Integration and Avoiding Burnout in Surgery

Presented by Summer E. Hanson, MD, PhD, FACS
Recorded May 2019

This webinar focuses on current discussion of physician burnout among surgical specialties including prevalence, contributing factors and consequences. In addition, we discuss work life integration and strategies for personal and professional satisfaction.

A Juggling Act: Work Life Integration and Avoiding Burnout in Surgery

Navigating the Balance of Life as a Surgeon

Presented by Rebecca C. Britt, MD, FACS
(Recorded January 2018)

This webinar will discuss approaches to maintain balance between professional and personal goals, with tips for finding opportunities to integrate personal and professional satisfaction.

Navigating the Balance of Life as a Surgeon

Mindfulness and Work-life Balance for the Busy Surgeon

Presented by Sharmila Dissanaike, MBBS, FACS
(Recorded May 2016)

This webinar takes attendees through a discussion of surgeon burnout and work-life balance using the technique of mindfulness. Attendees were guided through a short practice session during the webinar. A robust question and answer session ends this 55-minute session.

Mindfulness and Work-life Balance for the Busy Surgeon

For Residents—Resident Training

Building a Program Director-Coordinator Relationship

Presented by Vanita Ahuja, MD, FACS, and Diane Maloney-Krichmar, PhD
(Recorded May 2018)

The webinar highlights the strategies of building a strong relationship with the program director (PD) and program coordinator (PC). The webinar briefly discusses the roles of the PD and PC as well as the director of the graduate medical office who serves as another resource for education, well-being, legal guidance, and any grievances. Building and advocating for supportive relationships with other faculty and staff through positive role models and mentoring are also discussed.

Building a Program Director-Coordinator Relationship

Preparing for Fellowship

Preparing for Virtual Interviews

(Recorded June 2020)

This webinar is on tips and tricks for virtual interviews, in the context of both residency and fellowship applications. At the end of the webinar, attendees will feel better prepared to attend a virtual interview.

Preparing for Virtual Interviews

Preparing a Top-Notch Fellowship Application

Presented by Edie Chan, MD, FACS
(Recorded September 2017)

This webinar advises residents on how to assemble the best fellowship application, put their best self forward as an applicant, navigate potential pitfalls during the application process, and nail the interview.

Preparing a Top-Notch Fellowship Application