The Fourth Year of Medical School: Redesign or Replace?
Descriptions of the fourth year of medical school range from it being a vacation and a waste of time to an opportunity to mature and increase autonomy, and prepare for residency. National organized curricula and modifications to the traditional style of medical school have been developed and tried; what can we learn from these unique experiences? A panel of experts and stakeholders will discuss methods to modify the fourth year in order to increase its value and importance. The panel will also address if it is time to rethink the need for such a year and, if, in the age of extreme accessibility of information, complete overhaul is in order.
- Medical Student Perspective of the M4 Year
Sarah J. Armenia, MS, Newark, NJ
- Surgical Educator Perspective: Alternative Educational Models
Shimae C. Fitzgibbons, MD, FACS, Washington, DC
- Integration of the M4 Year into a Longitudinal Curriculum
David E. Lindsey, MD, FACS, Upper Arlington, OH
- Three’s Company, Four’s a Crowd: Condensing the Curriculum into Three Years
Travis P. Webb, MD, MHPE, FACS, Milwaukee, WI
- The Fourth Year of Medical School: Redesign or Replace?
Andre Campbell, MD
- Practicing surgeons
- 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
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Faculty and Disclosures
Sarah J. Armenia, MS, Newark, NJ - No Disclosures
Shimae C. Fitzgibbons, MD, FACS, Washington, DC - No Disclosures
David E. Lindsey, MD, FACS, Upper Arlington, OH - No Disclosures
Travis P. Webb, MD, MHPE, FACS, Milwaukee, WI - 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
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
Mary T. Hawn, MD, FACS, Stanford, CA - No Disclosures
Daniel M. Herron, MD, FACS, FASBMS, New York, NY - No Disclosures
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
Note: Residents will receive a Certificate of Completion.
- 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.50 Certificate of Completion
- 1.50 Self Assessment Credit