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RAS-ACS Hangouts

RAS-ACS Hangouts

How to Join a Hangout

No need to preregister, just phone in!

Call-In Number: 888-585-9008

Room: 549-242-585#

Upcoming Hangouts

Choosing a Specialty: Urology

Monday, August 12, 8:00 pm (Central)

Are you interested in urology? Join Drs. Woodrow Smelser and Josh Broghammer to discuss the ins and outs of urology as a specialty.

During this hangout, we will discuss the following:

  • Why I chose a career in urology
  • Future directions in urologic surgery
  • Applying into urology fellowship


  • Woodrow Smelser, MD
    Kansas University School of Medicine, Kansas City
  • Josh Broghammer, MD, FACS
    Kansas University School of Medicine, Kansas City

The Impact of Silence in Surgery

Monday, September 23, 8:00 pm (Central)

How many times have you felt uncomfortable sitting in silence? On the other hand, how often have you stayed silent in a situation when you wished you had spoken up? In this hangout we will discuss both the therapeutic and harmful effects silence can have in our profession and personal lives.

During this hangout, we will discuss:

  • Melissa Red Hoffman, MD, ND
    Department of Surgery, Mission Hospital, Asheville, NC
  • Meghana V Kashyap, MD, DIM&PH
    PGY-4 General Surgery Resident, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Lincoln; Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Fetal Research, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA
  • Crystal Johnson-Mann, MD
    Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of GI Surgery, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville