Tuesday, April 28
7:00 am - 9:00 am
207 My Worst Mistakes in My First Year of Practice - Lessons Learned for Senior Residents and Recent Graduates
Moderator(s): Anthony C. Wang, MD
Panelist(s): Nicole Bentley, MD; Hani Malone, MD; Edjah Kweku-Ebura Nduom, MD, FAANS ; Krystal Lynne Tomei, MD, MPH, FAANS ; Chad W. Washington, MD, MS, FAANS
The first years of neurosurgical practice can be the most harrowing. Building a practice, learning administrative functions, establishing an academic foundation and, most importantly, becoming the primary maker of treatment and technical decisions are exciting challenges that can be mitigated by learning from those who have already gone through the process. In this course, a collection of young faculty share the worst of their early-practice complications and mistakes to help peers and future generations of neurosurgeons avoid making similar mistakes.
- Identify common areas where junior faculty make mistakes early in practice.
- Identify strategies to prevent/overcome mistakes.
- Discuss mistakes made and lessons learned.