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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The Acute Care Surgeon - Updated - An Interview with Dr. L.D. Britt - Careercast #44

This EAST Careercast brings back Dr. L.D. Britt for a discussion about "Acute Care Surgery." In a follow-up to one of the first Careercasts (Careercast #3) recorded in 2014, Dr. Leichtle interviews Dr. Britt about the current state of our specialty, its most important challenges, and future directions. Among many other things, listeners will learn why the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery should consider a name change, how surgical rescue might become a new pillar of Acute Care Surgery, and what the future holds for training and board certification.

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

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

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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Incorporating Advanced Care Practitioners into Trauma Practice - Careercast #25

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

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

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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Succession Planning - An Interview with Dr. C. William Schwab - Careercast #11

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

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

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Maintaining a Thriving Division - An Interview with Dr. Michael Pasquale - Careercast #4

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

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

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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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