Mentoring Outside of your Comfort Zone

Monday, May 2, 10:30 - 11:30 am

CME Credit Hours: 1

When queried, colorectal surgeons identify the presence of mentorship as one of the most important aspects of choosing a job.  They also identify strong mentorship as one of the most influential factors in influencing their success in the field.  As colorectal surgeons we can mentor other surgeons, residents, students, and many others.  There are many times we are called upon to “mentor outside our comfort zone.”  This symposium seeks to assist colon and rectal surgeons in identifying skills and solutions towards mentoring different populations. 


At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:
  1. Avoid common pitfalls of mentor-mentee relationships
  2. Optimize diversity and inclusion through good mentorship
  3. Develop concrete methods of supporting their mentees
  4. Recongnize barriers to breast-feeding in the surgeon workplace


Valentine Nfonsam, MD, Tucson, AZ

Julia Saraidaridis, MD, Burlington, MD
10:30 am            
Valentine Nfonsam, MD, Tucson, AZ
Julia Saraidaridis, MD, Burlington, MD
10:35 am            
Beyond the Odyssey: Mentoring 101
David J. Schoetz, Jr., MD, Burlington, MA
10:45 am            
Beyond BLM, Mentoring Under-Represented Minority Surgeons
Steve Wexner, MD, Weston, FL
10:55 am            
Beyond Rainbow Pins, Mentoring LGBTQ Surgeons
Alexander Sender Liberman, MD, Montreal, Canada
11:05 am            
Beyond Lactation Rooms: Mentoring Young Surgeon Mothers
Christina Cellini, MD, Rochester, NY
11:15 AM           
Panel Discussion
11:30 am