Careercasts

Practical Points for Advancing Your Professional Career.

Welcome to the EAST Careercasts.  The Careercasts are a series of audio interviews with leaders in the field designed to provide you with practical information regarding career development, leadership and career challenges.

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Surgical Critical Care or Acute Care Surgery Fellowship? - Careercast #26
12/20/2016

Surgical Critical Care or Acute Care Surgery Fellowship?

Interest in Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery Fellowships have been steadily growing.   Dr. Ron Tesoriero talks with Dr. Sam Tisherman, the President of the Surgical Critical Care Program Directors Society, about what prospective fellows should look for in a fellowship program and how to decide whether a one or two year fellowship is the right choice for you.

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Incorporating Advanced Care Practitioners into Trauma Practice - Careercast #25
10/27/2016

Due to resident work hours restrictions and physician staffing shortages, Advanced Care Practitioners have become increasingly common in trauma care over the last decade.  Dr. Brad Dennis talks with Dr. Britt Christmas and Marialice Gulledge, ACNP, both from Carolinas Medical Center, about incorporating ACPs into current trauma care models.

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Faculty Tracks - Careercast #24
08/08/2016

Clinical, education, and research "faculty tracks" relate to the Governing of Appointments, Promotions, and Professional Activities within Universities.  In this Podcast, Dr. Gregory Peck invites Dr. PJ Schenarts, Vice Chair of Academic Affairs at University  of Nebraska, to help understand "faculty tracks" and their importance for fellows embarking on careers in acute care surgery. 

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Leadership Missions Other Than Chief of Acute Care Surgery - Careercast #23
07/18/2016

Vicente H. Gracias, MD, FACS, Vice Chancellor at Rutgers, is interviewed by Gregory Peck, DO, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Director of Performance Improvement at Rutgers. In this interview Dr. Gracias discusses roles in leadership other than Acute Care Surgery Chief for application of classic pillars (EGS/trauma/SCC) within health systems and the populations they serve. 

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Why I Want a Career in Trauma and Acute Care Surgery - An Interview with the 2016 EAST Oriens Award Recipients - Careercast #22
03/08/2016

The EAST Oriens "This is Why I Want a Career in Trauma and Acute Care Surgery" Award celebrates why you do what you do.  In this interview conducted by Dr. Bradley Dennis with 2016 EAST President, Dr. Nicole Stassen, the 2016 EAST Oriens Award recipients, Samuel Ross, MD, MPH (2016 Resident Recipient) and Dylan Nieman, MD, PhD (2016 Fellow Recipient) discuss their award winning essays and discuss why they chose a career in Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.  

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Building and Strengthening Relationships with Prehospital Providers - An Interview with Dr. Jeffrey Salomone - Careercast #21
09/01/2015

Interviewed by Dr. David Skarupa, Dr. Jeffrey Salomone discusses "Building and Strengthening Relationships with Prehospital Providers."

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"I'm Leaving the Military, Now What?" Negotiating the Contract and Starting the Job - Dr. Daniel Bonville - Careercast #20
08/24/2015

Interviewed by Dr. Joseph DuBose, Dr. Daniel Bonville discusses "I'm Leaving the Military, Now What?" Negotiating the Contract and Starting the Job

This Careercast is one of a four part series dedicated to our members in uniform and co-sponsored by the EAST Military Section and Mentoring Section.

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Finding a Job after a Military Career - An Interview with Dr. James Dunne - Careercast #19
08/21/2015

Interviewed by Dr. Joseph DuBose, Dr. James Dunne discusses "I'm Leaving the Military, Now What? Choosing and Getting the Job." 

This Careercast is one of a four part series dedicated to our members in uniform and co-sponsored by the EAST Military Section and Mentoring Section.

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A Military Surgical Career - Dr. Kirby Gross - Careercast #18
08/13/2015

Interviewed by Dr. Stephanie Montgomery, Dr. Kirby Gross discusses a career in the military.  

This Careercast is one of a four part series dedicated to our members in uniform and co-sponsored by the EAST Military Section and Mentoring Section.  

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Identifying, Coping, and Conquering the Elephant in the Room - An Interview with Dr. David King - Careercast #17
07/29/2015

Interviewed by Dr. Stephanie Montgomery, Dr. David King discusses Physician Burnout: Identifying, Coping, and Conquering the Elephant in the Room

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Mastering Billing and Coding - An Interview with Dr. Samir Fakhry - Careercast #16
07/14/2015

Interviewed by Dr. Bradley Dennis, Dr. Samir Fakhry provides invaluable information on Billing and Coding.

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The Business of Trauma - An Interview with Dr. Samir Fakhry - Careercast #15
07/14/2015

Interviewed by Dr. Bradley Dennis, Dr. Samir Fakhry discusses the Business of Trauma.

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Getting Your Clinical Research Off the Ground - An Interview with Dr. Ben L. Zarzaur - Careercast #14
06/18/2015

Listen and learn how to get your clinical research off the ground from Dr. Ben Zarzaur interviewed by Dr. Jamie Coleman.

"I am fortunate to count Dr. Ben Zarzaur as one of my mentors.  One of the greatest impacts he has had on my career is teaching me about "research."  His approach - from project design to the writing of abstracts and manuscripts - is so organized, that the amount of time and effort I now need to complete a project has been greatly reduced.  I hope this talk and his advice help all of you as much as it has helped me." - Jamie Jones Coleman, MD

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Multi-Center Trials The Hows and Whys - An Interview with Dr. Joseph DuBose - Careercast #13
05/13/2015

Interviewed by Dr. Jamie Coleman, Dr. Joseph DuBose discusses the "Hows and Whys of Multicenter Trials."

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Producing High Quality and Publishable Research - Dr. Ernest "Gene" Moore - Careercast #12
04/29/2015

An interview with Dr. Ernest "Gene" Moore, a giant in the field of trauma and the current Editor in Chief of the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Sugery. Dr. Moore takes us behind the scenes of a major academic journal, and provides advice and insights on starting an academic career and producing high quality and publishable research. He then discusses how to become more active with scientific journals by serving as a peer-reviewer and what it takes to join the Editorial Board. The interview concludes with Dr. Moore's thoughts and experience on the relatively unique career path of becoming the Editor in Chief of a major journal.

Supplementary materials
View the online CME activity "So You Want to Publish in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery (JOT)? Tips and Tricks for Academic Success in Trauma and Acute Care Surgery" given by Dr. Juan Duchesne.

This interview is a combined effort between EAST's Online Education Section and Career Development Section. The interview has been posted on the EAST Traumacast and Careercast pages.

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Succession Planning - An Interview with Dr. C. William Schwab - Careercast #11
04/16/2015

Interviewed by Dr. David Skarupa, Dr. C. William Schwab discusses the importance of succession planning.

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Becoming Active on the National Stage - An Interview with Dr. Michael Rotondo - Careercast #10
01/26/2015

Interviewed by Dr. Stephanie Montgomery, Dr. Michael Rotondo discusses becoming active on the national stage.

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Achieving Work-Life Balance - An Interview with Dr. Bruce Crookes - Careercast #9
01/10/2015

Interviewed by Dr. Jamie Coleman, Dr. Bruce Crookes discusses Work-Life Balance.

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Handling a Work Divorce - An Interview with Dr. Scott Sagraves - Careercast #8
01/08/2015

Interviewed by Dr. Jamie Coleman, Dr. Scott Sagraves discusses handling a "work divorce"... when you are happy at your institution but opportunitites you can't refuse come your way. 

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Differences and (dis)Advantages of Academic and Non-Academic Careers - An Interview with Dr. Donald Kauder - Careercast #7
01/07/2015

Interviewed by Dr. Jamie Coleman, Dr. Donald Kauder discusses the differences and (dis)advantages of Academic and Non-Academic jobs and career paths.

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A Military Acute Care Surgeon - An Interview with Dr. Donald Jenkins - Careercast #6
01/06/2015

Interviewed by Dr. Stephanie Montgomery, Dr. Donald Jenkins discusses Acute Care Surgery and a Military Career.

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Dealing with Challenging Work Environments - An Interview with Dr. Oscar Guillamondegui - Careercast #5
12/23/2014

Interviewed by Dr. David Skarupa, Dr. Oscar Guillamondegui discusses dealing with challenging work environments.

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Maintaining a Thriving Division - An Interview with Dr. Michael Pasquale - Careercast #4
12/22/2014

Interviewed by Dr. Jamie Coleman, Dr. Michael Pasquale discusses how to maintain a thriving division.

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The Acute Care Surgeon - An Interview with Dr. L.D. Britt - Careercast #3
11/04/2014

Interviewed by Dr. Jamie Coleman, Dr. L.D. Britt discusses being an Acute Care Surgeon.

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Is it Time for a Career Change? - An Interview with Dr. Kimberly A. Davis - Careercast #2
10/23/2014

Interviewed by Dr. David Skarupa, Dr. Kimberly A. Davis discusses when it may be time for a career change.

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What to Know About Your First Job - An Interview with Dr. David Feliciano - Careercast #1
10/22/2014

Interviewed by Dr. Jamie Coleman, Dr. David V. Feliciano discusses what to know about your first job.

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Your Careercast Moderators

Rob Behm, MD
Guthrie Clinic
Sayer, Pennsylvania


Bradley M. Dennis, MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, Tennessee


Stefan Leichtle, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia


Gregory L. Peck, DO
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School 
New Brunswick, New Jersey



 

 

 

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