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A Primer for Your Job Search
2015 SSAT Resident Education Committee Panel

In this month’s Resident’s corner, we will be talking about getting a job after residency or fellowship:

  • First, Jennifer Tseng, MD of Beth Israel Deaconess discusses the ins and outs of employment contracts. So far in your career, you’ve been told where to work, what to do, and how much you’ll be paid. Dr. Tseng offers insight in what to look for and how to negotiate for what you want.

  • Next, Mark Talamini, MD of Stony Brook University School of Medicine describes the pluses and minuses of a full time academic career in surgery in the era of “ObamaCare”.

  • Third, Brent Mathews, MD of the Carolinas Health System presents an insightful discussion on population level health care delivery in "What it means to be a part of a multi-specialty group".

  • Finally, Mark Talamonti, MD, of the North Shore University Health System points out:
    • The current market trends in medicine and how they are impacting health care systems—these trends are changing the economics of the marketplace in surgery, and being abreast of them will help in your search for that job that kicks off a career in surgery;
    • The different roles played by a mentor, advisor, and sponsor; and
    • Important characteristics to consider when selecting these people.
We hope you enjoy this excellent panel from last year’s SSAT Annual Meeting at DDW2015!

Contract Issues by Jennifer F. Tseng, MD, MPH
Full Time Academics by Mark Talamini, MD

Impact of Health Systems by Mark Talamonti, MD
Contract Issues by Brent Matthews, MD

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. Registration and housing are open on the DDW Website.

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.

  • 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.

Visit the SSAT website here to view the complete preliminary program and for the most up-to-date information.

3rd Annual SSAT Surgical Fellowship Fair

General surgery residents are faced with various career options after residency training, and choosing which path to take can be a very daunting task. To help ease this process, the SSAT Fellowship Fair provides an overview of the various fellowship options. We invite you to attend the 3rd Annual Surgical Fellowship Fair on May 21, 2016, from 4:00 pm -5:30 pm, in Room 28CD of the San Diego Convention Center, during the SSAT Annual Meeting held in conjunction with Digestive Disease Week.

During this Fair, you will have the opportunity to interact with faculty and fellows in different surgical specialties to ask your questions in interactive, small-group sessions:

  • Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
  • Colorectal Surgery (ASCRS)
  • General Surgery (ACS Transition to Practice Program)
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery (AHPBA)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery (SAGES)
  • Surgical Oncology (SSO)

Beverages and snacks will be available.

3rd Annual SSAT Surgical Fellowship Fair
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