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Academic Conferences: Types of Conferences and the Top 10 Tips for Attending

Continuing on with our theme of How to Strengthen Your Fellowship Application, this month’s Resident Corner is on Academic Conferences. Dr. Yalini Vigneswaran, a surgery resident at the University of Chicago, reviews the types of conferences and reasons for attending conferences, and gives her top 10 tips for attending conferences.

Fellowship Council Non-ACGME Advanced Colorectal & Thoracic Fellowships Application Now Open

The Fellowship Council announces that the 2015 Non-ACGME Advanced Colorectal and Thoracic Fellowship Match opened on Monday, August 3, 2015.

Important Upcoming Match Cycle Dates:
August 3, 2015: Application Process Opens
November 16, 2015: Application Process Closes and Letter of Recommendation Deadline
November 30, 2015: Inform Applicants of Interview Status
January 13, 2016: Match Rank Order Deadline
January 21, 2016: Match Date

The Fellowship Council Non-ACGME Advanced Colorectal and Thoracic Fellowship programs:

Program Name Location Total # Fellowship Positions Program Director(s)
Colorectal/MIS Fellowship Program at Lankenau Medical Center Wynnewood, Pennsylvania 1 John Marks
Colorectal/MIS Fellowship Program at Orlando Health Colon & Rectal Clinic of Orlando,
Orlando, Florida
2 Joseph Gallagher
Renee Mueller
Colorectal/MIS Fellowship Program at University of Texas Medical School at Houston Houston, Texas 2 Eric M. Haas
Thomas Bartley Pickron
Colorectal/MIS Fellowship Program at Cleveland Clinic Florida Hospital Weston, Florida 2 Steven D Wexner
Colorectal/MIS Fellowship Program at Mayo Clinic Arizona Phoenix, Arizona 1 Tonia M Young-Fadok
David A Etzioni
Colorectal/MIS Fellowship Program at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Chicago, Illinois 1 John Park
Slawomir Marecik
Colorectal/MIS Fellowship Program at Swedish Issaquah Medical Center Seattle, Washington 1 Amir Loucas Bastawrous
Colorectal/MIS Fellowship Program at Johns Hopkins Hospital Baltimore, Maryland 1 Susan Gearhart
Jonathan Efron
Thoracic Fellowship Program at Fox Chase Cancer Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2 Walter J. Scott
Stacey Su
Thoracic Fellowship Program at Brigham and Women's Hospital Boston, Massachusetts 2 Jon Wee
Raphael Bueno
Thoracic Fellowship Program at Duke University Hospital Durham, North Carolina 1 Matthew Hartwig
Thoracic Fellowship Program at South Miami Hospital Miami, Florida 1 Mark Dylewski
Thoracic Fellowship Program at Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minnesota 1 K. Robert Shen
Thoracic Fellowship Program at Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, Washington Seattle, Washington 1 Ralph W. Aye
Thoracic Fellowship Program at UPMC Presbyterian, UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Passavant, UPMC Mercy, UPMC St. Margaret, UPMC Northwest, UPMC Horizon, UPMC McKeesport, Magee Womens’ Hospital of UPMC Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 4 James D. Luketich
Jonathan D'Cunha

Applicants can visit www.fellowshipcouncil.org for additional information.

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