Calling all residents: Don’t miss today’s Surgery Resident Program

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is once again presenting the annual Surgery Resident Program at Clinical Congress. The Sunday, October 24, program will span three hours, 9:00 am−11:50 am Central Time, with presentations from ACS leaders and subject matter experts on a range of topics, including personal finances, contract negotiations, diversity in graduate medical education, and ergonomics. An outline of the program is as follows:

Welcome from the Division of Education

Director, ACS Division of Education

Welcome from the Division of Member Services

Patricia L. Turner, MD, MBA, FACS
ACS Director-Elect and Director, ACS Division of Member Services

Welcome from the Resident and Associate Society (RAS)

Raphael C. Sun, MD
Chair, RAS

Welcome from the Surgery Resident Program Chair

Leigh A. Neumayer, MD, MS, FACS
Past-Chair, ACS Board of Governors, and Chair, Surgery Resident Program

Physician Contract Negotiations for Your Successful Career and Peace of Mind

Roger G. Bonds, MBA, FMSD, CMSR
President and CEO,, Atlanta, GA

Q&A Session with Residents

Introduction to RAS and Related Topics

Yewande R. Alimi, MD, MHS
Vice-Chair, RAS

Personal Finances for Residency and Beyond

Marie L. Crandall, MD, FACS
Professor and associate chair, research; chief, division of acute care surgery; and program director, general surgery residency, University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville

Diversifying the Surgical Pipeline

Andre R. Campbell, MD, FACS, FACP, FCCM
Secretary, ACS Board of Governors, and Member, ACS Anti-Racism Committee

The Surgeon as the Second Victim: From Blame to Peer Support

Hyathem M. Kaafarani, MD, MPH, FACS
Associate professor of surgery, Harvard Medical School; and director, Center for Outcomes & Patient Safety in Surgery, wound center, and trauma and emergency surgery research, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

The Body Keeps Score: Why Ergonomics Should Be an Integral Part of Surgical Training

Geeta Lal, MD, MSc, FACS, FRCSC
Associate professor surgery and an endocrine surgeon, University of Iowa School of Medicine, Iowa City

Final Comments

Leigh A. Neumayer, MD, MS, FACS

For more details about the Surgery Resident Program, watch this video interview featuring Randi Ryan, MD, and Dr. Sachdeva.

Also of interest to Residents: RAS Symposium

Competency-based training programs have garnered attention as they strive to tailor the length of residency with mastery of surgical procedures. As most surgery residents now choose to subspecialize, a competency-based model can shift to increased proficiency in broad-based surgical abilities with reliance on further polishing in fellowship. With greater reliance on superiors for advancement in surgical residency, favoritism may mask competency for certain trainees.

Is competency-based training a viable model for residency training, or would bias prevent true objectivity with this method? Join the debate during this year’s RAS Symposium—Competency Based Training: A Gateway to Efficiency or a Sprint to the Finish Line?, which first airs Sunday, October 24, at 3:30 pm Central Time.