Gender Equality in Surgery and Surgical Training

This Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Grand Rounds event took place on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 7:00 A.M.

CME Information

Needs Statement

General, plastic, thoracic, vascular, cardiothoracic, abdominal transplantation and surgical oncology physicians, residents, fellows and medical students need to be regularly updated on novel therapies, as well as advances in surgical care and clinical practices that will aid them in treating a variety of surgical procedures to increase the patient care experience and improve practice efficiency.

Objectives

At the conclusion of the session, the participants should be able to:

  • Define gender schemas and implicit bias.
  • List three unique challenges to women in surgery and surgical training.
  • Identify at least three actionable items to help mitigate gender disparity/bias in surgery.

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Medical Students
  • Fellows
  • Residents

Accreditation/Credit Designation

Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Program Director

  1. James W. Suliburk, M.D., FACS

    James W. Suliburk, M.D., FACS

    Associate Professor and Chief, Endocrine Surgery
    Baylor College of Medicine

Term of Approval

April 1, 2020 through April 30, 2022. Original release date: April 1, 2020.

Disclosure Policy

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Disclosures

The following individual(s) has/have reported financial or other relationship(s) with commercial entities whose products/services may relate to the educational content of this activity:

Presenter

  1. Brian Chapin, M.D.

    Brian Chapin, M.D.

    Associate Professor and Fellowship Program Director
    The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

Program Director

  1. James W. Suliburk, M.D., FACS

    James W. Suliburk, M.D., FACS

    Associate Professor and Chief, Endocrine Surgery
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

Planning Committee Members

  1. John A Goss, M.D.

    John A Goss, M.D.

    Professor of Surgery and Chief, Division of Abdominal Transplantation
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  2. Scott A. LeMaire, MD, FACS, FAHA, FCCP

    Scott A. LeMaire, MD, FACS, FAHA, FCCP

    Professor and Vice-Chair for Research
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:
    • Research Support: Terumo Aortic; WL Gore and Associates; CytoSorbants
    • Intellectual Property: Blackwell Publishing; Wiley Publishing
    • Advisory Committee Membership: Acer Therapeutics
    • Consultancy: Terumo Aortic
  3. Todd Rosengart, M.D., F.A.C.S.

    Todd Rosengart, M.D., F.A.C.S.

    DeBakey-Bard Chair of Surgery
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

  4. James W. Suliburk, M.D., FACS

    James W. Suliburk, M.D., FACS

    Associate Professor and Chief, Endocrine Surgery
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Disclosure:

    Nothing to disclose.

CME Credit Available

You may claim CME credit after watching this activity.

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Presenter:

  1. Brian Chapin, M.D.

    Brian Chapin, M.D.

    Associate Professor and Fellowship Program Director The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center