Academy VGR: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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.
- Hospital administrators faculty
- Program directors
- Clerkship directors
- Practicing surgeons
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
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).
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.
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
LD Britt, MD, MPH, DSc(Hon), FACS, FCCM, FRCSEng(Hon), FRCSEd(Hon), FWACS(Hon), FRCSI(Hon), FCS(SA)(Hon), FRCS(Glasg)(Hon), MAMSE - Nothing to Disclose
J. Wayne Meredith MD, FACS - Nothing to Disclose
Carla M. Pugh, MD, PhD, FACS - Medical Teaching Systems – Founder – Personal financial investment
10 Newtons, Inc – Founder – Personal financial investment
10 Newtons Women’s Wellness Foundation – Founder – Personal financial investment
Intuitive Surgical Foundation – Consultant – Consulting Fee
PrecisionOS – Consultant – Consulting Fee
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
- 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.75 Certificate of Completion