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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Why Trauma Surgeons Need to be Leaders in Community Outreach and Injury Prevention - Careercast #37
11/14/2017

In this Careercast, Dr. Stefan Leichtle talks with Dr. Mike Aboutanos, Chief of the Division of Acute Care Surgical Services at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. Dr. Aboutanos explains why a trauma surgeon's job doesn't start and end in the trauma bay, and why trauma surgeons are uniquely qualified to be leaders in injury and violence prevention. He describes his own journey into becoming an expert in this field, gives examples of the many successful programs at VCU, and has valuable tips on how to get started in community outreach and injury prevention at your own institution. 

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The Mentor-Mentee Relationship—An Interview with Dr. Wayne Meredith - Careercast #36
11/09/2017

Many surgeons recognize the need for mentoring, especially early in their career.  As they gain experience, they often find themselves transitioning into the role of mentor.  But what exactly does a mentor do?  What is the mentees role?  How does this relationship develop and progress?  In this Careercast, Dr. Brad Dennis talks with EAST Past President Dr. Wayne Meredith of Wake Forest University.  Dr. Meredith shares how to identify a mentor and develop the mentor-mentee relationship.  Additionally, he discusses the responsibilities of each person in the relationship as well as advice for being a good mentor and mentee.

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How to Choose an Acute Care Surgery Fellowship and What Should You Expect Once You Get There - Careercast #35
06/30/2017

In this EAST Careercast, Dr. Rob Behm talks with Dr. Addison May from Vanderbilt University. Dr. May discusses the various components of a fellowship that an applicant should consider when choosing a program. Drs. May and Behm also talk about the expectations of an Acute Care Surgery fellow and how to be successful in this next step of training.

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The EAST Mentor and Mentee Experience - An Interview with Dr. Matthew Lissauer - Podcast #34
06/15/2017

In this careercast, Dr. Stephanie Bonne from Rutgers University in Newark interviews Dr. Matthew Lissauer from Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson University about his experience in the EAST Mentoring Program. They discuss both the mentor and the mentee experience in this program, and review some of the key components of good mentoring relationships. This careercast also discusses the way in which you can become involved in the EAST mentoring program and what you can expect to achieve as a participant.

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Advanced Practitioners Training Programs - Podcast #33
06/06/2017

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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Why I Want a Career in Trauma and Acute Care Surgery - An Interview with the 2017 EAST Oriens Award Recipients - Careercast #32
06/05/2017

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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International Rotations for United States Acute Care Surgery Fellows - Careercast #31
05/22/2017

In this careercast, Dr. Gregory Peck from Rutgers University interviews Dr. Marc deMoya from the Medical College of Wisconsin and reviews the establishment of international elective opportunities in education and training for US fellows within acute care surgery fellowships. Dr. Peck reviews with Dr.  deMoya some background and recent advances regarding the materialization of such opportunities, and briefly touches on the 2016 American Association for the Surgery of Trauma formal approval process.

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How (and why) to Become a Surgical Critical Care-Certified Emergency Medicine Physician - Careercast #30
05/08/2017

In this Careercast, Dr. Stefan Leichtle talks with Dr. Jay Menaker from the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center about how emergency medicine physicians can become board-certified in surgical critical care, and why they should consider pursuing this unique career.

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The Ins and Outs of Applying for a Surgical Critical Care Fellowship - Podcast #29
04/25/2017

In this Careercast, Dr. Stefan Leichtle talks with Dr. Bill Chiu from the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center about everything applicants for a Surgical Critical Care Fellowship need to know. Highlights include an explanation of SAFAS, the SCC and ACS Fellowship Application Service, a discussion of what's important in a CV and personal statement, and how to be a competitive fellowship applicant.

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Level I vs. Level II Trauma Center Jobs - Podcast #28
04/20/2017

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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International Applicants to US Acute Care Surgery Fellowships - Careercast #27
03/28/2017

In this EAST Careercast, an open discourse between Dr. Juan Carlos Puyana and Dr. Gregory Peck, highlights some of the details and challenges to providing International Fellows education and training opportunities in US Acute Care Surgery Fellowships. Given the deficit of Acute Care Surgery education and training globally and the consequential perpetuation of Global Emergent and Essential Surgical burden, the goal of this EAST Careercast is to serve as an introduction for International Fellow applicants and US Program Directors to continue a difficult but necessary discourse. Establishing mechanisms for International Fellows to participate in US education and training fellowships is timely.

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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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