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Webinars for Young Surgeons

Learn new strategies and tools with relevant topics in less than 60 minutes.

ACS webinars are for young surgeons who are starting their practice in private or academic surgical medicine. Take a deep dive into career path choices and strategies, best practices for navigating the career ladder, and managing personal life and wellness.

The webinars are presented live by subject matter experts and accessible to you free of charge. Enjoy interaction with the presenter in a live format or view the webinar later whenever your schedule permits. These brief, yet extremely informative, web-based educational sessions are accessible for one year after the event.

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Upcoming webinars

If I Knew Then What I Know Now

Thursday, April 28, 2022 | 6:00 pm CT

Presenters: Julie Ann Freischlag, MD, FACS; Mark Aeder, MD, FACS; Beth Sutton, MD, FACS; Patrick V. Bailey, MD, MLS, FACS; Anton Sidaway, MD, FACS

Join us for an interactive event on April 28 where senior leaders of the ACS will be giving out their best advice to mid and early-career surgeons. Early and Mid-career is an important time that decides the trajectory of our careers. Our speakers will be sharing their best tips on how to best develop your career at this stage, we will have time for questions as well.

Past Webinars

Surgeon Career Pivots, Exploring Other Career Options within the Practice of Surgery

Presenters: Heena Santry, MD, MS, FACS; Jason Smith, MD, PhD, MBA, FACS; David Skarupa, MD, FACS; Amy Vertrees, MD, FACS; Joan Pellegrini, MD, FACS

Are you at a mid-career crossroads? While most individuals change careers several times in their lives, surgeons may feel stuck in their current clinical role. Join our upcoming YFA webinar where mid-career surgeons who have successfully made a pivot will discuss their career decisions and progress.

Mentoring Aspiring Surgeon-Scientists: Looking Back on a 20-Year Journey of Career Development

Presenters: Simon Young, DDS, MD, PhD, FACS, and Mark Wong, DDS, FACD, FACS

While most surgeon-scientists likely started their journeys as MD/Ph.D. students, Dr. Young had a unique and unusual opportunity to combine an oral and maxillofacial surgery residency with a Ph.D. in bioengineering. He and his mentor Dr. Mark Wong will discuss their mentoring experience and the advantages and disadvantages of this unique pathway.