CC2018: Fostering Autonomy in Surgical Trainees

Session Description

The traditional apprenticeship model of surgical training, allowing the trainee graded responsibility progressing under supervision, has been eroded in recent years under financial pressures, duty-hour restrictions, and due to other regulations. Consequently, surgical trainees have fewer opportunities in residency to exercise autonomy, a quality that is essential in independent clinical practice. This Panel Session will explore the different perspectives on autonomy and review the barriers to autonomy, as well as report on current efforts and proposed solutions to enhance opportunities for autonomy, in surgical training—not just operative autonomy but also the critical skills of decision making and professionalism.

Course Outline

  • Introduction
    Celia M. Divino, MD, FACS, New York, NY
  • Introduction
    Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Chicago, IL
  • Faculty Perspective—Technical/Nontechnical
    Keith A. Delman, MD, FACS, Atlanta, GA
  • Resident Perspective
    Edward S. Shipper, MD, San Antonio, TX
  • Patient Education
    Annesley W. Copeland, MD, FACS, Bethesda, MD
  • Panel Discussions

Target Audience

  • Practicing surgeons
  • Residents

Learning Objectives

  • Apply new knowledge and ideas to improve their surgical practice
  • Adapt concepts and quality measures in support of research advancements
  • Enhance the quality of patient care

Contact

  • For questions about the course content, please contact elearning@facs.org.
  • If you have any technical questions, contact learning@facs.org.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.00 Self Assessment Credit
  • 0.00 Certificate of Completion
Course opens: 
10/05/2018
Course expires: 
12/31/2019

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. For additional information, please visit the ACCME website: http://www.accme.org/requirements/accreditation-requirements-cme-providers/policies-and-definitions/financial-relationships-and-conflicts-interest

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 a activity, please report it on the evaluation.

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Faculty and Disclosures

Celia M. Divino, MD, FACS, New York, NY - No Disclosures
Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Chicago, IL - No Disclosures
Keith A. Delman, MD, FACS, Atlanta, GA - No Disclosures
Edward S. Shipper, MD, San Antonio, TX - No Disclosures
John R. Combes, MD, Chicago, IL - No Disclosures
Annesley W. Copeland, MD, FACS, Bethesda, MD - No Disclosures

Program Committee and Disclosures

CHAIR: Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA, FACS, FAAP, FRCSEng(Hon), Miami, FL - No Disclosures
VICE-CHAIR: David T. Cooke, MD, FACS, Sacramento, CA - No Disclosures

Members

David C. Borgstrom, MD, FACS, Morgantown, WV - No Disclosures
Daniel L. Dent, MD, FACS, San Antonio, TX - No Disclosures
Roger R. Dmochowski, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - Allergen: Honoraria: Consultant
Audra A. Duncan, MD, FACS, London, ON - No Disclosures
Mariam F. Eskander, MD, Boston, MA - No Disclosures
Paula Ferrada, MD, FACS, Richmond, VA - No Disclosures
Neil H. Hyman, MD, FACS, Chicago, IL - No Disclosures
Martin S. Karpeh, Jr., MD, FACS, New York, NY - No Disclosures
Dennis H. Kraus, MD, FACS, New York, NY - No Disclosures
Kenneth W. Sharp, MD, FACS, Nashville, TN - No Disclosures
David A. Spain, MD, FACS, Stanford, CA - No Disclosures

Ex-Officios

Mary T. Hawn, MD, FACS, Stanford, CA - No Disclosures
Daniel M. Herron, MD, FACS, FASBMS, New York, NY - No Disclosures

Consultants

Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS, FRCS(Hon), Houston, TX - No Disclosures
Quan-Yang Duh, MD, FACS, San Francisco, CA - No Disclosures
B. J. Hancock, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Winnipeg, MB - No Disclosures
Ronald V. Maier, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), Seattle, WA - No Disclosures
Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS, New York, NY - No Disclosures

 

A Certificate of Completion will be awarded.

This educational activity is not eligible for CME or CE credits.

Available Credit

  • 0.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.00 Self Assessment Credit
  • 0.00 Certificate of Completion

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
10/05/2018
Course expires: 
12/31/2019
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