This Resident Corner Update gives insights on how to select a surgical mentor. Drs. Blake Fernandez, Avery Engelbrecht, Christiana Shaw, and Sanda Tan share what mentors can do for Residents, Fellows and Junior Faculty; what qualities to look for in a mentor; the mentee responsibilities; and how to sustain a mentorship.
Click here to download the PDF of the SSAT Residents Corner reference slides on “Selecting a Surgical Mentor”.
SSAT 57th Annual Meeting held in conjunction with Digestive Disease Week (DDW)
May 21-24, 2016
San Diego, CA
Digestive Disease Week is the world’s largest gathering of physicians and researchers in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery. SSAT member registration and housing for the 57th Annual Meeting held during DDW is now open on the DDW Website. Register before the early bird deadline of April 6, 2016 and SSAT Candidate and Medical Student Members receive complimentary registration.
The 2016 Annual Meeting has many offerings tailored for Residents and Fellows. The following are just a few highlights:
PG/MOC Committee Panel “Robotic for the GI Surgeon; Training, Economics and the Future” on Saturday, May 21st from 10:00-11:30 AM
3rd Annual Surgical Fellowship Fair on Saturday, May 21st from 4:00-5:30 PM
Writers Workshop Part 1: Manuscript Writing on Sunday, May 22nd from 12:30-1:30 PM. Please note this is a separately ticketed event, for more information about scholarship opportunities click here.
Resident and Fellow Education Committee Panel “Work/Life Balance” on Sunday, May 22nd from 4:00-5:30 PM
Writers Workshop Part 2: Manuscript Revising on Sunday, May 22nd from 12:30-1:30 PM. Please note this is a separately ticketed event, for more information about scholarship opportunities click here.
Visit the SSAT website here for the most up-to-date information.
SSAT Awards for Residents and Fellows
Writers Workshop Scholarship
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. Scholarship recipients receive one night’s hotel accommodations (room and tax) at the SSAT headquarters hotel at the Annual Meeting in San Diego, California and receive reimbursement for an amount equal to the recipient’s DDW Early Bird member registration category; tickets to attend the SSAT Writers Workshop Parts I & II; Roundtrip coach air transportation expenses to and from the 2016 Annual Meeting at DDW, equal to the cost of one 21-day advance purchase restricted ticket, up to 500 USD. The deadline to apply is February 19, 2016. For complete details click here.
Mentored Research Award
This one-year research fellowship award of 25,000 USD was established by the SSAT Foundation and will be provided to up to two residents or fellows to support the second or third year of research being conducted in the research program of SSAT members. The supported research program can be focused on clinical and translational research, outcome and health services research, or basic science investigation. The deadline to apply is March 11, 2016. For complete details click here.
For more information on all of the SSAT Awards, Fellowship and Scholarships click here.