Supporting Successful Transition to Independent Practice: Mastery in General Surgery Program
In response to the widespread national concern regarding the preparation of residents for independent surgical practice, the American College of Surgeons has developed a Mastery in General Surgery Program to provide newly graduated General Surgeons a personalized experience to focus on their areas of interest and additional repetition in procedures to further enhance competence, confidence, and advance toward mastery of the profession. This mentored experience provides progressive independence in a practice setting, and includes experience in practice management. This panel will highlight key benefits and present strategies from the perspectives of the program participants, national surgeon leaders, and participating institutions.
- Program Update
J. David Richardson, MD, FACS, Louisville, KY
- The Anne Arundel Experience
Brooke M. Buckley, MD, FACS, Annapolis, MD
- The Wake Forest Experience – I
Preston R. Miller III, MD, FACS, Winston-Salem, NC
- The Wake Forest Experience – II
Talitha Brown, MD, Winston-Salem, NC
- The Geisinger Experience – I
Mohsen Shabahang, MD, FACS, Danville, PA
- The Geisinger Experience – II
Halle B. Ellison, MD, FACS, Danville, PA
- The Loyola Experience
Fred A. Luchette, MD, MSc, FACS, FCCM, Chicago, IL
- 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
- For questions about the course content, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you have any technical questions, contact email@example.com.
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
J. David Richardson, MD, FACS, Louisville, KY - No Disclosures
Brooke M. Buckley, MD, FACS, Annapolis, MD - No Disclosures
Preston R. Miller III, MD, FACS, Winston-Salem, NC - No Disclosures
Talitha Brown, MD, Winston-Salem, NC - No Disclosures
Mohsen Shabahang, MD, FACS, Danville, PA - No Disclosures
Halle B. Ellison, MD, FACS, Danville, PA - No Disclosures
Fred A. Luchette, MD, MSc, FACS, FCCM, Chicago, IL - 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
Continuing Medical Education Credit Information
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 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Of the AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ listed above, a maximum of 1.5 credits meets the requirements for Self-Assessment.
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