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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EAST Careercast logo Exploring the Gender and Diversity Gap in Trauma Surgery - #48

In this Careercast, Dr. Salina Wydo interviews Dr. Paula Ferrada on exploring the gender and diversity gap in trauma surgery.  Dr. Ferrada shares her personal experiences, as well as insights and practical advice on improving inclusivity in our community, and encourages individual surgeons to succeed by “[doing] what you want not to spite them, but in spite of them.”

For more information on the topic, please visit the joint AWS/EAST Careercast #45 on the Importance of Mentoring 

Other additional reading:
Abelson JS, Chartrand G, Moo T, et al. The climb to break the glass ceiling in surgery: trends in women progressing from medical school to surgical training and academic leadership from 1994 to 2015. Am J Surg. 2016;212:566-572.

Valsangkar N, Fecher AM, Rozycki G, et al. Understanding the barriers to hiring and promoting women in surgical subspecialties. JACS. 2016;223(2):387-398.

Cochran A, Hauschild T, Elder W, et al. Perceived gender-based barriers to careers in academic surgery. Am J Surg. 2013;206:263-268.

Sexton KW, Hocking KM, Wise et al. Women in academic surgery: the pipeline is busted. Journal of Surgical Education. 2012;69(1):84-90.

Yu PT, Parsa PV, Hassanien O, et al. Minorities struggle to advance in academic medicine: a 12-y review of diversity at the highest levels of America’s teaching institutions. Journal of Surgical Research. 2013;182:212-218

Abelson JS, Symer MM, Yeo HL, et al. Surgical time out: our counts are still short on racial diversity in academic surgery. Am J Surgery. 2018;215:542-548.

ACGME Residents and Fellows by Sex and Specialty, 2015

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EAST Careercast logo Why I Want a Career in Trauma and Acute Care Surgery - An Interview with the 2017 EAST Oriens Award Recipients - Careercast #32

The EAST Oriens Award is a resident and fellow essay competition celebrating the passions that drive us to choose a career in Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.  In this podcast, Dr. Brad Dennis talks with the 2017 Oriens Award winners, Dr. Danielle Pigneri (Fellow winner) and Dr. Ashley Hink (Resident winner), as they share their winning essays and discuss what has led them to a career in Trauma.

Click here for more information on the EAST Oriens Award and to read Dr. Pigneri's and Dr. Hink's essays. 

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EAST Careercast logo Identifying, Coping, and Conquering the Elephant in the Room - An Interview with Dr. David King - Careercast #17

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

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EAST Careercast logo Achieving Work-Life Balance - An Interview with Dr. Bruce Crookes - Careercast #9

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

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