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9th Annual Colorectal Residents Career Course

Career Development and Laparoscopic Lectures

Renaissance Cleveland Hotel
24 Public Square Cleveland Ohio 44113 United States of America
Friday 11/2/2018 07:30AM EDT
Saturday 11/3/2018 12:00PM EDT

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Sharon L. Stein, MD, FACS FASCRS

Program Director, Colon and Rectal Surgery Residency
Associate Professor of Surgery
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Cleveland, OH

Emily Steinhagen, MD

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Assistant Professor
Division of Colorectal, Department of Surgery
Associate Program Director – General Surgery Residency
Clerkship Director – 3rd Year Medical Student General Surgery Clerkship
Cleveland, OH

Michael Valente, DO, FACS, FASCRS

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Program Director, Colorectal Surgery Residency Staff Surgeon
Department of Colorectal Surgery
Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute
Cleveland, OH


Welcome to the Colorectal Residents 9th Annual Career Course. This is a two day course that focuses on your Job Search, Job Preference, Attending Life, and Beyond the Hospital Walls. Breakfast is served in the morning followed by snacks and a lunch break. Friday night includes an evening reception of appetizers, cocktails and a dinner along with a group activity.

The second day will hold expert panel discussions on job perspectives, rectal cancer and anorectal panels, etc. Breakfast is served in the morning with a boxed lunch near the end of the event. The second day concludes at Noon (Eastern Daylight Time).
The entire conference will be held at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel.

Renaissance Cleveland Hotel
24 Public Square
Cleveland, OH, 44113

PLEASE NOTE: Registrants are responsible for their own travel and transportation arrangements to the event. All hotel rooms at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel will be provided and arranged by Case Western Reserve University. When you arrive at the hotel, please check in with their front desk. Registrants will be paired in rooms by gender. Please contact with any room sharing requests.

Day 1 - Friday, August 2, 2018

08:00 AM: Welcome to the club


08:20 AM: How To Find A Job: Getting Started!

08:40 AM: How To Interview

09:00 AM: What Are You Worth/Negotiations


9:20 AM: Academic Practice

09:40 AM: Hospital Based

10:00 AM: Private Practice

10:20 AM: Fellows: The Reality Of Finding A Job

10:40 AM: Panel

11:00 AM: Break


11:20 AM: Starting In Practice

11:40 AM: Marketing Yourself

12:00 PM: Creating a Team

12:20 PM: Learning From Your Mistakes

12:40 PM: Panel

01:00 PM: Lunch


02:00 PM: Getting Involved - Locally/Nationally

02:30 PM: Finding Mentors And Sponsors

02:40 PM: Work Life Balance - Dual Career

03:00 PM: Finances, What, When And How

03:20 PM: What I Need To Know About Health Care Policy

03:40 PM: Research in 2017

04:00 PM: Putting It All Together

04:20 PM: Panel and Wrap-Up

05:00 PM: Adjourn

06:30 PM: Evening Activity

Day 2 - Saturday, August 3, 2018

Industry and Panel Discussions

08:00 AM: Optimizing The Use of Stapling Technology

08:30 AM: Panel Discussion: The Ideal Anastomosis

09:15 AM: Benign ASCRS

09:20 AM: Panel II: Getting Job

10:40 AM: Panel III: Getting Started In Practice: Mentorship, Opportunity And Marketing

12:00 PM: Adjourn

***Shuttle service will be provided to Cleveland Hopkins Airport, leaving hotel @ 12:15PM. Pick-up in front of Public Square side.***

Our Commitment

The commitment to exceptional patient care begins with revolutionary discovery. University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center is an affiliate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, a national leader in medical research and education and consistently ranked among the top research medical schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Through their faculty appointments at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, physicians at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center are advancing medical care through innovative research and discovery that bring the latest treatment options to patients.

Policy Disclosure

The policy of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine CME Program requires that the Activity Director, planning committee members and all activity faculty (that is, anyone in a position to control the content of the education activity) disclose to the activity participants prior to the commencement of the activity. Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine also requires that faculty make clinical recommendations based on the best available scientific evidence and that faculty identify any discussion of "off-label" or investigational use of pharmaceutical products or medical devices.

Continuing Education

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Educational grants from corporate sponsors in support of this course are gratefully acknowledged. Acceptance of funding in support of this program does not constitute endorsement of any product or manufacturer. A full listing of supporters will be provided in the course syllabus.

Registration Cancellation Policy

Please contact at least 4 weeks prior to the course date if you need to cancel your registration.