Career Fair Will Be Bustling

Career Fair Will Be Bustling

If the buzz of activity on the ACS Surgery Career Connection job board is any indication, the Career Fair will be a popular spot during Clinical Congress 2022 in San Diego.

Located inside the Exhibit Hall at the San Diego Convention Center and open daily, 8:00 am–4:00 pm from October 17-19, the Career Fair will be the first opportunity for surgeons to meet in-person with prospective employers at the Clinical Congress since 2019—before COVID-19.

Organizers of the fair note that surgical openings and searches for jobs have been at an all-time high in recent months due, in large part, to the impact the pandemic has had on surgeons. Not long after the onslaught of COVID-19 began, surgeries for non-life-threatening conditions started being postponed. Many suregons were reassigned to work in intensive care units and emergency departments.

Then, once elective surgeries resumed, surgeons often found they were being booked 7 days a week to make up for the backlog. Burnout ensued, as did reevaluations of careers.

Organizers of the 2022 Career Fair expect at least half a dozen medical centers onsite in San Diego, looking for new talent and prospective employees. Anyone interested in a new position should have an updated resume in hand and be prepared to have meaningful conversations. Appointments are not necessary.

Watch Clinical Congress Sessions On Demand

Virtual registration is still an option for Clinical Congress 2022. An on-demand library of recorded sessions from San Diego is available until May 1, 2023.