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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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Podcasts Currently Available

Understanding and Negotiating the Contract - Careercast #39

In this EAST Careercast/Webinar, Dr. Alison Wilson from West Virginia University discusses work contracts for surgeons. Residents and fellows get little (if any) instruction on how to understand and negotiate contracts, and this Careercast/Webinar, hosted by Dr. Stefan Leichtle from Virginia Commonwealth University, explains terms such as “restrictive covenant”, “claims-based insurance”, or “productivity targets”. 

Click here to view the Webinar (complete with slides) recorded on 12/20/2017.

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Advanced Practitioners Training Programs - Podcast #33

Crossover episode!  Just like the time the Fonz was on Mork and Mindy, this episode brings the moderators of EAST's Traumacast, Dr. Dave Morris and Careercasts, Dr. Brad Dennis (we'll let you decide who is Mork and who is the Fonz) together. The topic is the training programs available for Adavanced Practitioners: the types of programs available, how the terms "residency" and "fellowship" are used, and what to look for in a reputable program. Guests Jon Messing and Aaron Pugh both run successful Advanced Practitioners training fellowships and are actively involved in developing these programs nationally. Both provide interesting insights into this aspect of trauma provider education.

Websites referenced:
Association of Post Graduate APRN Programs
Association of Physician Assistant Programs
American Nurses Credentialing Center
National Nurse Practitioner Residency & Fellowship Training Consortium
EAST Fellowship Listings/Advanced Practitioners 

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Level I vs. Level II Trauma Center Jobs - Podcast #28

In the job pursuit, many graduating fellows face the dilemma of deciding between working at a Level I or Level II trauma center.  In this podcast, EAST past-president, Dr. Stan Kurek discusses this topic with Dr. Brad Dennis.  With experience as a Trauma Medical Director at both Level I and Level II trauma centers, Dr. Kurek offers a well-rounded and unique perspective on the similarities and differences between the two.

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Surgical Critical Care or Acute Care Surgery Fellowship? - Careercast #26

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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Handling a Work Divorce - An Interview with Dr. Scott Sagraves - Careercast #8

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

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

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

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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