Young Surgeons—Tune into weekend programming for education tailored to your needs


Though the entire virtual Clinical Congress 2020 educational catalogue, available to view for all attendees, young surgeons, including medical students and residents, should keep an eye out for programming on Saturday and Sunday designed with your needs in mind.

Medical students should plan to attend the Medical Student Program, 9:00–11:30 am CDT Saturday, October 3, which will feature presentations relevant to students including:

  • The Medemic Update: Effects of the Pandemic on Medical Education
  • Resident Panel: Transitioning into Residency
  • Becoming a Teacher
  • Residency Interviewing Online: Looking Good from the Waist Up!

The Medical Student Program also will include a presentation on ePoster winners, with the top 45 posters viewable representing categories including Basic Science; Clinical Science; and Education, Innovation and Outcomes.

Resident surgeons can look forward to the Surgery Resident Program, Essential Skills for Resident Surgeons, 9:00–11:45 am CDT. Offered by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Education, ACS Division of Member Services, and Resident and Associate Society (RAS), this program will feature the following presentations on topics important to residents:

  • Physician Jobs and Contracts
  • Residents Q&A about Contract Negotiations
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Building Your Financial Future

Residents should then watch the RAS-ACS Symposium: Resident Unionization: Future of Resident Advocacy or Deterioration of Our Profession? 3:00–4:30 pm CDT Sunday, October 4. This exciting annual Panel Session will have resident surgeons debating both sides of the important, timely topic.

From prospective student surgeons to residents on the cusp of independent practice, these weekend sessions will have something for everyone.