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Developing a Career in Academic Surgery: Lessons Learned

Location: Health Learning Building Auditorium 1.111

Address: 1501 Red River St., Austin, TX 78701 | View Map »

Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018

Time: 7–8 a.m.

Contact: Shannon Southerland

About the Event

Hear from Lillian Kao on developing a career in academic surgery. Kao is the division director of the division of acute care surgery and professor for McGovern Medical School.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this presentation, the audience participant should be able to:

  • To compare and contrast historical versus current pathways in academic surgery.
  • To discuss facilitators and barriers to developing a career in academic surgery.
  • To describe metrics for success and impact in academic surgery.

Target Audience

  • Primary: Attendings, residents, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses and students.


This activity has been designed to promote some of the following desired physician attributes and competencies:

  • ACGME: Patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, systems-based practice.

For more information, please contact Shannon Southerland.

Kao reports relevant financial relationships with UpToDate (small bowel section editor) and Springer (series editor, Success in Academic Surgery).

The Dell Medical School General Surgery Grand Rounds planning committee members are Jayson Aydelotte, M.D.; John Uecker, M.D.; Victoria Navarro and Shannon Southerland. Uecker reports a relevant financial relationship with Alifair (serving on the Medical Advisory Board). The other members of the planning committee have no financial conflicts of interest to disclose relating to the educational content of this series.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.