Academy VGR: Considerations for the Optimum Use of Telemedicine

This dynamic panel will discuss the various considerations regarding virtual interviews for the upcoming season as well as take questions from the audience. This session is ideal for faculty, program directors, residents, and medical students.

Learners will become more competent in methods used for virtual interviews and tips on conducting effective virtual interviews. Learners will add virtual interview skills and organizational skills as a result of participating in this activity.

Target Audience

  • Hospital administrators faculty
  • Program directors
  • Clerkship directors
  • Practicing surgeons

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the variety of approaches to the utilization of telemedicine
  • Explain how the pandemic has impacted the use of telemedicine
  • Evaluate the benefits and challenges of incorporating learners into telemedicine at their home institution

Contact

  • If you have any questions about the course content, please contact Susan Newman, Manager, Academy and Certification Program at 312-202-5771 or email at snewman@facs.org.
  • For any technical questions, please contact us at learning@facs.org.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 Certificate of Completion
Course opens: 
12/14/2020
Course expires: 
12/14/2023

Disclosure Information

In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest (see below for definitions).

Commercial Interest

The ACCME defines a “commercial interest” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients. Providers of clinical services directly to patients are NOT included in this definition.

Financial Relationships

Relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected. ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.

Conflict of Interest

Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship.

The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity. Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during the educational activity, please report it on the evaluation.

Speaker and Moderator Disclosures

Catherine Matthews, MD, FACS – Boston Scientific – PI, Consultant, Expert Witness, Grant Support – Funding
Jyotimay (Joe) Sharma, MD, FACS – Applied Medical – Consultant, SME – Funding
Andrew R. Watson, M Litt, FACS - Nothing to Disclose

Program Committee Disclosures

Mohsen Shabahang, MD, PhD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Ajit Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, FSACME - Nothing to Disclose
L.D. Britt, MD, MPH, FACS, FCCM - Nothing to Disclose
Anthony Atala, MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Paris D. Butler, MD, MPH, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
James C. Denneny III, MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Brenessa Lindeman, MD, MEHP, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Kathryn Spanknebel, MD, FACS  - Nothing to Disclose
John D. Mellinger, MD, FACS - American Board of Surgery, American Board of Family Medicine, SAGES

Continuing Medical Education Credit Information

Accreditation

The American College of Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

The American College of Surgeons designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

American College of Surgeons and ACGME Logos

 

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 Certificate of Completion
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