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Navigating the Balance of Life as a Surgeon

Rebecca BrittPresented by Rebecca C. Britt, MD, FACS

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

Learning Objectives

  • Provide tips to achieve work/life balance
  • Discuss navigating building a family while being a resident and while building a practice
  • Finding opportunities to integrate professional and personal activities to improve work/life balance

More about Rebecca C. Britt

Rebecca C. Britt, MD, FACS, obtained her MD degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) in 1998. She completed her general surgical residency at Boston Medical Center in 2003 and her surgical critical care fellowship at EVMS in 2004. She is the Robert L. Payne Professor of Surgery and holds the EVMS/Sentara Endowed Chair for Academic Leadership Advancement.

Dr. Britt is the associate program director for the general surgery residency. She is the surgical director of the EVMS/Sentara Center for Surgical Education—an ACS-Accredited Education Institute since 2010. Her research interests include simulation and surgical education as well as acute care surgery. Her clinical interests include acute care surgery, laparoscopic surgery, breast cancer surgery, and general surgery. She was awarded the EVMS Presidents Faculty Award for Excellence in 2015.

Dr. Britt is an active participant in resident and medical student education, leading several multidisciplinary curriculum development groups for procedural simulation. Dr. Britt has served on a number of EVMS committees, including Appointments and Promotions, Student Progress, and the Medical Education Committee. Dr. Britt is the Chief of Surgery at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, where she serves on the Surgery Executive Committee and the General Surgery Task Force.

She is the Past-President of the Virginia Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. She was a member of the Executive Committee for the Young Fellows Association Executive Council (2011–2016). She was the EVMS representative to the AAMC Council for Faculty and Academic Societies (2013–2017).

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