South Texas YFA

Committee

Rob Carpenter, MD, FACS
Scott & White
Temple, Texas

Brian Davis, MD, FACS
Texas Tech University
Health Sciences Center – El Paso
El Paso, Texas

Sherilyn Gordon Burroughs, MD, FACS
Houston Methodist
Houston, Texas

Alicia Logue, MD, FACS
UTHSC-San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas

Vadim Sherman, MD, FACS
Houston Methodist
Houston, Texas

Kurt Davis, MD, FAC
William Beaumont Medical Center
El Paso, Texas

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Our Purpose

The purpose of the South Texas Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Representative is to encourage young surgeons to develop leadership skills, to plan and arrange educational and social programs geared toward young surgeons, and to participate in policy-making process.

Our Goals

  • Improve membership within the Chapter at the medical student,
    resident, associate fellow, and young fellow levels
  • Improve involvement within the Chapter at the medical student,
    resident, associate fellow, and young fellow levels
  • Improve participation of surgeons from all specialties
  • Serve as a resource to medical students, residents, and young
    fellows pursuing a career in surgery
  • Encourage an esprit de corps among medical students,
    residents, and young fellows
  • Encourage informative exchange between younger and more senior surgeons
  • Decrease institutional and geographical barriers that foster isolation

Activities

  • Organize the Resident Surgical Jeopardy Bowl during the Annual Meeting
  • Plan the Surgical Skills Session during the Annual Meeting
  • Coordinate a Mentor Program
  • Attend the ACS Leadership Conference in the Spring in Washington DC
    (the Chapter provides two travel stipends per year to the ACS Leadership
    Meeting in DC)
  • Young Surgeons Forum (the day before the Chapter’s Annual Meeting)
  • Resident Surgical Jeopardy Bowl (during the Annual Meeting)

 

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