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The ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators Virtual Grand Rounds series connects you with experts on a range of clinical and non-clinical topics. The Grand Rounds series is moderated by Mohsen M. Shabahang, MD, PhD, FACS.

Join a Grand Rounds live to participate in a lively discussion following the panel. Grand Rounds are posted following the live recording and available for enrollment to earn CME credit. Each Virtual Grand Round is designated for 0.75 to 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ (unless noted otherwise).

Upcoming Grand Rounds

Identify Formation of Medical Students and Surgery Residents: Impact of the COVID 19 Pandemic

June (Date Forthcoming)

The ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators Grand Rounds Series is pleased to present this virtual panel discussion with Dr. Douglas Smink and Dr. Paula Termuhlen, moderated by Dr. Mohsen Shabahang, with welcoming remarks by Dr. Ajit K. Sachdeva. This Grand Rounds will focus on the concept of Identity Formation in the age of COVID. Identity formation is the process of internalizing values of a profession. This discussion will focus on factors associated with identity formation of learners in Surgery and how COVID may have affected that.

Past Grand Rounds

The Value of Surgical Education in the Overall Mission of Surgery Departments 

The Value of Surgical Education in the Overall Mission of Surgery Departments features panelists Dr. Fabrizio Michelassi, Dr. Anton Sidawy, and Dr. Julie Ann Sosa discussing the question of how to align financial incentives with the critical need to educate learners. This is part two in a series dedicated to the topic of faculty engagement in surgical education (the recording of part one is available on the ACS Academy website). This session will address the value proposition of education in the overall mission of surgery departments.

Faculty Engagement in Challenging Financial Times: Viewpoints of Department Chairs

The Faculty Engagement in Challenging Financial Times: Viewpoints of Department Chairs featured panelists Dr. Fabrizio Michelassi, Dr. Anton Sidawy, and Dr. Julie Ann Sosa, addressing the concept of faculty engagement and the educational mission of Surgical Departments from the standpoint of Department Chairs. The discussion centered on the question of how to align financial incentives with the critical need to educate learners.

The Effect of the COVID Surge on the Educational Mission of U.S. Health Care Systems

The Effect of the COVID Surge on the Educational Mission of U.S. Health Care Systems featured panelists Dr. Wayne Frederick, Dr. Julie A. Freischlag, and Dr. Stephen Evans. Our esteemed panel of leaders from three health care systems discussed the many challenges and opportunities the COVID-19 pandemic has posed for health care systems, with a focus on the educational mission.

Robotics and Surgical Education

The Robotics and Surgical Education Grand Rounds panel featured Dr. Michael Awad, Dr. John Porterfield, and Dr. Dana Telem, who addressed the important topic of robotics in surgical education: how much emphasis should be placed on it, is this technology here to stay, and how best do we incorporate it into residency and fellowship training?

Health Disparities and Surgical Education

The Health Disparities and Surgical Education Grand Rounds panel featured Dr. Adil Haider, Dr. Meera Kotagal, and Dr. Charles Moore, who discussed the important topic of health disparities, especially through the lens of surgical education.

Physician Wellness Across the Continuum

The Physician Wellness Across the Continuum Virtual Grand Rounds panel featured Dr. Taylor Riall, Dr. Lisa Howley, and Dr. Timothy Brigham, who addressed issues relating to learner and faculty wellness, a critical and timely topic. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion panel included Dr. L.D. Britt, J. Wayne Meredith, and Dr. Carla M. Pugh. Our esteemed panel addressed issues relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion in surgery and surgical education.

Considerations for the Optimum Use of Telemedicine in Surgical Care and Education

The Considerations for the Optimum Use of Telemedicine in Surgical Care and Education panel featured Dr. Andrew  R. Watson, Dr. Joe Sharma, and Catherine A. Matthews. This dynamic panel focused on the various considerations regarding the use of telemedicine now and in the future, with emphasis on both patient care and education. 

Virtual Interviews as Part of Residency Recruitment

The Virtual Interviews as Part of Residency Recruitment panel featured Dr. Kareem R. AbdelFattah, Dr. Paris D. Butler, Dr. James C. Denneny III, and Dr. Sophia K. McKinley. This dynamic panel addresses the various considerations regarding virtual interviews for the upcoming season as well as take questions from the audience.

Virtual Surgical Practice and Education in the Post-COVID Era: Perspectives of Three Surgical Educators

The inaugural Grand Rounds panel included Dr. Anthony Atala, Dr. Brenessa M. Lindeman, and Dr. Jeffrey B. Matthews. Our dynamic panel discussed the impact the pandemic has had on surgical practice and education paradigms, as well as what lessons can be carried into the future. This Grand Rounds does not offer CME credit.

About the Series

The ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators Grand Rounds Series was developed as an outcome of discussions of the ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators. For questions about the series, please contact ACSAcademy@facs.org.