Educating our Future Generations

Monday, May 2, 1:30 - 2:45 pm

CME Credit Hours: 1.25

The landscape of colorectal surgery is ever changing, and the needs of current and future trainees and surgeons are unavoidably impacted by our evolving world. While it may seem a daunting task to continue to train a proficient surgical work force, surgical education also affords a very exciting opportunity to implement new tools and emerging technologies. While some of our teaching tools remain tried and true, colorectal surgeons may need to evolve as educators to continue to support future generations of learners.

This symposium will address timely topics for all colorectal surgeons who work with trainees and provide a forum for discussion of current and future developments in surgical education research and implementation. We will take a fresh view on teaching and learning, update participants on modern assessment tools, and discuss strategies and experiences for recruiting trainees and mitigating implicit bias in the learning environment.


At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:
  1. Discuss challenges present in the current general surgery and colorectal surgery training system
  2. Recognize teaching and learning styles in themselves and trainees
  3. Discuss and possibly apply effective assessment tools that can be used to evaluate learners
  4. Discuss relative benefits of different recruitment strategies for training programs
  5. Apply strategies for mitigating implicit bias in surgical training


Lilian Chen, MD, MSEd, Boston, MA

Emily Huang, MD, MAEd, Columbus, OH
1:30 pm              
Lilian Chen, MD, MSEd, Boston, MA
Emily Huang, MD, MAEd, Columbus, OH
1:35 pm              
Understanding and Utilizing Different Teaching and Learning Styles
Anne-Lise D’Angelo, MD, MS, Rochester, MN
1:50 pm              
How am I Doing? – Updates on Trainee Assessment Tools 
Jeremy Lipman, MD, Cleveland, OH

2:05 pm               
Trainee Recruitment Strategies – Is Fit Better?
Michelle Olson, MD, Urbana, IL
2:20 pm              
Managing Implicit Bias in the Operating Room
Crystal Johnson-Mann, MD, Gainesville, FL
2:35 pm              
Questions and Answers
2:45 pm