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RAS-ACS Grand Rounds Webinar Series

Learn new strategies and tools with relevant topics in less than 60 minutes.

ACS webinars are for young surgeons who are starting their practice in private or academic surgical medicine. Take a deep dive into career path choices and strategies, best practices for navigating the career ladder, and managing personal life and wellness.

The webinars are presented live by subject matter experts and accessible to you free of charge. Enjoy interaction with the presenter in a live format or view the webinar later whenever your schedule permits. These brief, yet extremely informative, web-based educational sessions are accessible for one year after the event.

Upcoming Webinars

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

Brook V. Nelson, MD, FACS

Presented by Brook V. Nelson, MD, FACS
Monday, April 23
6:00–7:00 pm (CDT)

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 join this webinar!

Jason P. Wilson

Pursuing an Advanced Degree While in Practice

Presented by Jason P. Wilson, MD MBA, FACS
Monday, June 11, 2018
7:00–8:00 pm (CST)

Are you considering getting an advanced degree after starting a surgical practice? Join 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.

Saju Joseph, MD, FACS

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

Presented by Saju Joseph, MD, FACS
Monday, July 16, 2018
6:00–7:00 pm (CST)

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.

Past Webinars

John Mellinger, MD, FACS

Physician Heal Thyself? A Reflection on Resident Psychological Wellness

Presented by John D. Mellinger, MD, FACS

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.

Fernando Lamounier, MD, FACS

Developing a Strategic Career Plan

Presented by Fernando Lamounier, MD, FACS

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.

Meghan Duckworth

ACS CME Credits to Meet Regulatory Mandates

Presented by Meghan Duckworth

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.

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