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RAS-ACS Hangouts

RAS-ACS Hangouts

Opportunities in Global Surgery During Medical School and Residency

Monday, November 5, 8:00 pm (CDT)

Topics likely to be discussed include:
  1. Global surgery opportunities available to med students and residents while in training 
  2. Why we think you should go for it! 
  3. Practical considerations when preparing for clinical rotations abroad (safety, funding, expectations, ACGME and ABS policies regarding international surgical electives etc.)

Most importantly there will be ample time for students on the call to ask questions of interest to them.


Jeremy Kauffman, MD, is the RAS Liaison to the ACS International Relations Committee. Dr. Kauffman is a research fellow, division of pediatric surgery at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and a general surgery resident at UPMC Pinnacle. 

Chandrakanth Are, MD, MBA, FRCS, FACS, is a member of the ACS International Relations Committee. Dr. Are is professor of surgical oncology and global health, associate dean of graduate medical education, and vice chair of education in the department of surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

How Trainees Can Educate and Encourage Practice Change Based on Data

Thursday, November 8, 6:00 pm (CDT)

RAS-ACS invites all ACS members to an hour-long phone hangout to discuss the growing role of free open access medical education (FOAM) in residency training.

  • We will discuss the breakdown of training silos to learn from other specialties and advance our own field
  • We will discuss physician entrepreneurship and medical device development during residency

Guest Discussant

Brian M. Snelling, MD, is chief of cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery and medical director of the Marilyn and Stanley Barry Center for Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke, Miami, FL. He completed both his neurological surgery residency and fellowship in endovascular neurosurgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, FL.

Choosing a Specialty—Colorectal Surgery

Monday, December 3, 7:00 pm (CST)

Topics likely to be discussed include:
  1. Why choose colorectal surgery as a specialty?
  2. How to choose a colorectal surgery fellowship?
  3. Finding a colorectal job once you are done with fellowship.
  4. Top ten colorectal surgeon jokes.


Daniel Klaristenfeld, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Rebecca Hoffman, MD, MSCE, Colorectal Surgery Fellow, Washington University, St. Louis

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