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RAS-ACS Hangouts

RAS-ACS Hangouts

Medical Student and Resident Resources for Mindfulness, Compassion, and Burnout

Monday, March 4, 7:00 pm (CST)

Learn from a passionate educator tips and techniques to be more mindful and compassionate while reducing the stressors related to burnout. 

Rebecca Williams, MD, PhD
General surgery Resident
University of New Mexico Hospital, Albuquerque

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No need to preregister, just phone in!

Call: 888-585-9008
Room: 549-242-585#

Choosing a Specialty: Pediatric Surgery

Monday, March 11, 8:00 pm (CST)

Are you interested in pediatric surgery? RAS-ACS invites all ACS members to an hour-long phone hangout to discuss:

  • Why I chose a career in pediatric surgery with Cynthia D. Downard, MD, MMSc, FACS, FAAP
  • Future directions in pediatric surgery careers: More subspecialists or more generalists? with Paul D. Danielson, MD, FACS, FAAP
  • Careers in fetal surgery with Diana L. Farmer, MD, FACS, FRCS
  • Applying into pediatric surgery with Robert Russell, MD, MPH, FACS, FAAP

Cynthia D. Downard, MD, MMSc, FACS, FAAP
Division of pediatric surgery, associate professor of surgery, Hiram C. Polk, Jr., MD, Department of Surgery
Program director, Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, University of Louisville

Paul D. Danielson, MD, FACS, FAAP
Interim chair, department of surgery, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Diana L. Farmer, MD, FACS, FRCS
Chair, ACS Board of Governors
Chair, department of surgery, UC Davis School of Medicine, Davis, CA

Robert Russell, MD, MPH, FACS, FAAP
Assistant professor of pediatric surgery, Children's of Alabama, Birmingham

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No need to preregister, just phone in!

Call: 888-585-9008
Room: 549-242-585#

Administrative Chiefs: How to Be a Leader in Your Residency Program

Monday, March 25, 7:00 pm (CST)

During this hangout, topics likely to be discussed include:

  • Understanding different leadership styles and how to manage them
  • Effective ways to make changes in rotations to ensure a better learning experience for residents
  • Effective ways to communicate with hospital/graduate medical education leadership to implement helpful changes for a resident’s day-to-day work environment
  • Ways to foster camaraderie, wellness, and community building as well as define your role as an administrative chief
  • How to help struggling interns and residents

Mohammed Al Fayyadh, MD
General surgery resident
President-House Staff Council
University of Texas Health San Antonio

Raphael Sun, MD
Walter Balinger II Administrative Chief
Washington University, St. Louis

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No need to preregister, just phone in!

Call: 888-585-9008
Room: 549-242-585#

Choosing a Specialty: Cardiothoracic Surgery

Monday, April 8, 8:00 pm (CST)

Are you interested in cardiothoracic surgery? Join Dr. Virginia Litle from Boston Medical Center and Dr. Mara Antonoff from MD Anderson Cancer Center to discuss the ins and outs of thoracic surgery as a specialty.

During this hangout, we will discuss the following:

  • What is thoracic surgery? How is this different than cardiac and cardiothoracic?
  • Choosing your training: Integrated CT surgery versus fellowship
  • How to tailor your application for a career in thoracic surgery

Mara Antonoff, MD, FACS
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Virginia Litle, MD, FACS
Boston Medical Center

Moderator: Maddy Torres, MD

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Dial In: 1-888-585-9008
Room: 549-242-585#

No need to preregister, just phone in!