We recognize that the crippling pandemic and social injustices we have witnessed in 2020-21 have caused significant challenges for the surgical community. As part of the healing process and re-building of our surgical community, we are seeking surgical trainees and surgeons at various points in their career to tell us your stories.
The goal is to document and share our collective experiences and identify how we can better support the surgical community moving forward. We hope to share with you what we learn at the 2022 Academic Surgical Congress (Feb 1-3, 2022, in Orlando, FL).
We are particularly interested in hearing from members of the surgical community who have been disproportionately impacted (e.g., women bearing the undue burden of a society still fraught with gender inequity; minorities struggling with the realities of systemic racism; young faculty seeking to establish their academic careers; fellows graduating into a healthcare system where jobs are harder to come by; residents in training grappling with the significant physical and psychological strain of learning their craft while being on the front line of a global pandemic).
For those interested in telling your story, please complete this short survey. A member of our team will contact you to set-up a date and time to participate in the interview.
Thank you in advance for your time. We appreciate your contribution to this work.
Amir A. Ghaferi, MD, MS
President, Association for Academic Surgery