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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Exploring the Gender and Diversity Gap in Trauma Surgery - #48
03/08/2019

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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Early Career Advancement - #47
12/14/2018

In this EAST Careercast, Dr. Ruby Skinner interviews Dr. Jamie Coleman of the Ernest E. Moore Shock Trauma Center, on critical aspects pertaining to early career advancement.  Dr. Coleman discusses the first academic  job change and how mentorship, networking and developing unique research, clinical and outreach activities impact career advancement.

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EAST/AWS Joint Careercast - The Importance of Mentoring - #45
07/31/2018

The Association for Women Surgeons (AWS) and Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) have teamed up in this podcast to discuss the importance of the EAST Mentoring Program and to discuss the importance of women mentoring other women in surgery.  We are joined by Dr. Marie Crandall and Dr. Cassandra White, whose mentoring relationship began in the EAST program in 2017.  

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The Acute Care Surgeon - Updated - An Interview with Dr. L.D. Britt - Careercast #44
07/17/2018

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 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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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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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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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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Your Careercast Moderators


Stefan Leichtle, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA








Laslo Kiraly, MD
Oregon HSU
Portland, OR


Ruby A. Skinner, MD
Marian Regional Medical Center
Shell Beach, CA










Zaffer Qasim, MBBS
EDIC
Philadelphia, PA











Salina M. Wydo, MD
Cooper University Hospital
Camden, NJ

 

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