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Resources for Young Fellows

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Videos for Young Surgeons

Surgical Training Resources

The Board of Governors Surgical Training Workgroup has developed the following educational resources for members that address unique needs of faculty; particularly those practicing in a non-academic settings. Take some time to review these new resources. Each module is approximately 10 minutes in length.

  1. Teaching Millennials
  2. Giving Constructive Feedback
  3. Intraoperative Teaching
  4. Clinical Teaching: The Teachable Moment

Early Practice Career Tips

Early career practice tips, from contract negotiation to how to manage your first year in practice, were written and published by the Board of Governor’s Surgical Training Workgroup. Read the collection of Young Surgeon Essays.

Practice Management

With a multitude of regulations to comply with, surgeons and their practices need practical and useful information to help them do so. Take advantage of our practice management resources and workshops.

Publications of Interest

The Graduating Surgeon: A Primer for Surgical Trainees from the Young Fellows Association of the American College of Surgeons provides detailed information to prepare residents entering practice and surgeons who are considering changing jobs. Topics covered include planning a job change, the search, after signing, and other considerations are aptly covered in this easy-to-follow primer.

YFA E-News

Onboarding Checklist for Surgeons

Surgeons and Medical Liability Reform: A Guide to Understanding Medical Liability Reform

Surgeons as Institutional Employees

Surgeons and Bundled Payment Models

Our Changing Health Care System Since the Inception of the Affordable Care Act

Publicly Reporting Surgeons' Performance on Surgical Quality Measures