On behalf of the SSAT Resident and Fellow Education Committee, we would like to welcome you to SSAT "Residents Corner", a video-blog highlighting areas of interest for surgical trainees looking to focus on a career in gastrointestinal surgery.
This edition of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT) Resident Corner features an interview of Dr Mark Katlic, who serves as Chief of the Department of Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief at Sinai Hospital and is Director of the Sinai Center for Geriatric Surgery. He has extensive experience performing general surgery and thoracic surgery, as well as geriatric surgery for elderly patients. The following questions are asked and answered during this interview:
What helpful hints can you give residents about innovation in Surgery?
How did you determine metrics and evaluation of an aging surgeon?
What is the future of the Aging Surgeon Program started by you at Sinai Hospital?
Are there lessons for residents in your somewhat unusual career?
What are your hobbies?
If you were not a surgeon, what would you choose as your career?
SSAT Awards and Scholarships for Residents, Fellows, and Young Faculty Members
SSAT Career Development Award Deadline: January 13, 2017
This award for young faculty members (50,000 USD per year for two years) is to assist in the establishment of investigators, basic or clinical, in digestive diseases. Please note that the application process is now entirely online, and only online applications will be considered. To learn more and apply click here.
ACS/SSAT Health Policy and Management Scholarship Deadline: February 1, 2017
The American College of Surgeons and the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract are offering an annual scholarship to subsidize attendance and participation in the Executive Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. The course will take place June 4-10, 2017. The award is in the amount of 8,000 USD, to be used toward the cost of tuition, travel, housing, and subsistence during the period of the course. Click here for complete details and to learn how to apply.
SSAT Career Development Award for Clinical/Outcomes/Education Research Deadline: February 10, 2017
This award for young investigators who have not been funded by a National Institutes of Health R01 Award or equivalent (20,000 USD per year for two years) is to assist in the development of young faculty members engaged in clinical, outcomes, and/or educational research in digestive diseases. To learn more and apply click here.
SSAT Writers Workshop Scholarships Deadline: February 17, 2017
The SSAT established the Writers Workshop Scholarships in 2014 to provide further education to SSAT Members on the writing and revising of journal manuscripts as well as the submission process. Preference will be given to residents and fellows as well as surgeons within their first five years of practice, but all SSAT members are encouraged to apply. To learn more and apply click here.
SSAT and Research Foundation of the ASCRS Joint Research Award Deadline: February 17, 2017
This award is designed to assist in the development of young faculty members of the SSAT and American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) who want to develop an active research program in colorectal diseases. Specifically, this is designed to support research that is focused on diseases of the lower intestinal tract, including but not limited to, inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, or benign conditions of the lower GI tract. The goal of this project is to foster stronger fellowship between these two Societies through greater scientific collaboration and more comprehensive young faculty mentorship. To learn more and apply click here.
SSAT Mentored Research Award Deadline: March: 10, 2017
This one-year research fellowship award (25,000 USD for one year) will be provided to a resident or fellow to support the second or third year of research being conducted in the research program of an SSAT member. The supported research program can be focused on clinical and translational research, outcome and health services research, or basic science investigation. To learn more and apply click here.