Dr. Paula Ferrada
Thank you to Dr. Paula Ferrada for supporting the EAST Development Fund!
Paula Ferrada, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University
The mission of EAST focuses on providing opportunities for leadership development for young trauma surgeons through interdisciplinary collaboration, scholarship, and fellowship. I strongly believe that leadership and scholarship complement each other. By supporting young trauma surgeons in becoming scholars, EAST affects patient care, allowing researchers to take controlled risks when asking the burning questions in our field.
There are many scientific advances that come directly from our organization, either as a result of EAST's scholarships, trauma prevention programs, guidelines, or multicenter trials. I strongly believe that together we have been able to enact positive change and improve patient outcomes.
For trainees and surgeons in their early careers, it's important to get involved because this is your chance to grow academically and create relationships that will last a lifetime. For mid-career and senior surgeons, EAST creates the perfect environment to be a mentor, sponsor, and guide, creating the opportunity to help others be the best that they can be.
It is important to donate to EAST so that we can keep all these projects going. Investing in our youth will ensure a better future.