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Personal Financial Management for the Young Surgeon

On September 13, 2021, the Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS) hosted a webinar presented by Mark Aeder, MD, MS, FACS.

The key to having a good perspective of personal fiscal management is to develop a basic knowledge of how to approach your personal financial situation. Having a competency in the basic concepts, knowing what questions to ask, identifying where to obtain impartial advice, and avoiding the missteps and errors that physicians have historically made will start you on the right path to create a good financial plan. This information is best presented by an experienced colleague and not someone trying to sell a product or gain business.

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Economic Survival Strategies in the COVID World Webinar

Recorded June 3, 2020

As part of its ongoing efforts to assist surgeons in managing the intense financial burden placed upon them by the coronavirus pandemic, the Practice Protection Committee (PPC) hosted a webinar to discuss the Economic Survival Strategies in the COVID-19 World resource document. The document includes a set of key principles and a suggested process for Fellows to undertake based on an Excel spreadsheet exercise of personal and business finances. In addition to walking participants through the spreadsheet exercise, members of the Committee discussed suggestions to consider based on which of the three specific scenarios most accurately describes an individual’s employment and financial situation.

Contractual Considerations, Hospital Relations and COVID-19 Financial Resources

Recorded April 27, 2020

In the Contractual Considerations, Hospital Relations, and COVID-19 Financial Resources webinar, the PPC discusses financial resources, physician contractual considerations, and hospital relations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar features a discussion of physician contracts provided by Stacy L. Cook, Partner, Barnes and Thornburgh, LLP and a discussion of the surgeon-hospital relationship led by former ACS Regents Mike Zinner, MD, FACS, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Medical Director, Miami Cancer Institute and Julie Freischlag, MD, FACS, Chief Executive Officer, Wake Forest Baptist Health and Dean, Wake Forest School of Medicine. Drs. Zinner and Freischlag will be joined by Mr. Peter Austin, COO of Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff, AR.

Federal Financial Resources Webinar

Recorded April 16, 2020

This webinar outlines federal financial resources available to surgeons to assist them with maintaining the viability of their practices during these unprecedented times. Specific topics covered include the recent disbursement of payments from the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund, the Medicare Advance Payments Program, the Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster Loans.