You suggested and we responded. Come join us for Part II as we discuss, spar, and enlighten one another. Similar to our first session, we will discuss controversial topics in general surgery in small groups with peers and past presidents of the CSA. Contrasting our last session, we will discuss three topics and spend more time discussing responses as a larger group near the conclusion.
Participants will give an initial opinion on a controversial topic in surgery using the polling function on Zoom. Breakout sessions with group discussion will then occur with colleagues and past presidents of the CSA. After discussion, the breakout groups will present their opinion to the entire group and a new poll performed to see if any opinions have changed after the discussion.
At the completion of the webinar, participants should:
- Meet new members of the CSA;
- Learn to discuss controversial topics in a professional and collegial manner; and
- Better appreciate the value of CSA membership.
Poll 1: A competency-based/milestone-based training is the best training model for the future of surgery.
Discussion will focus on the pros/cons of the shifts to training surgeons.
Poll 2: Is surgical specialization the answer or the end of the general surgery?
Discussion will include remarks about further specialization of surgical training vs the need to maintain more traditional training (general) as is currently in place.
Poll 3: Medical Education – How to Teach Gen Z?
Discussion will include the pros/cons for traditional teaching paradigms (rounds, long hours, standard lectures, etc.) vs. a changing curriculum to new learner expectations (more focused teaching/rounding sessions, less focus on time on wards, more on quality of teaching ,etc.).
The Central Surgical Association's Young Surgeon Committee presented a complimentary webinar titled "Current Controversies in Surgery and the Wisdom of Our Elders" on Thursday, January 14, 2021.
Members took a break and joined an active discussion on hot topics in surgery. This virtual session was an exciting opportunity where members were able to discuss important surgical topics with past CSA presidents and your peers in a small group setting, to look beyond COVID and into the future of surgery. Topics included surgical education, telemedicine, robotics, and more.
Participants were given an initial opinion on a controversial topic in surgery using the polling function on Zoom. Breakout sessions with group discussion will then occur with former presidents of the CSA. After discussion, the breakout groups presented their opinion to the entire group and a new poll was performed to see if opinions changed after discussion. Were unable to join? Watch the CSA Young Surgeon Committee Webinar “Current Controversies in Surgery and the Wisdom of Our Elders” using the button above.