Day 1: Postgraduate Course - Saturday November 9, 2019

YAN-600: Building Successful Lives and Careers


Saturday, November 9, 2019


7:00 am – 4:30 pm


Rooms 111-112






Noah Rindos, Megan N. Wasson


Amber Bradshaw-Whitear, Sarah L. Cohen, Nicole M. Donnellan, Suketu M. Mansuria,  May S. Thomassee, James K. Robinson,  Amanda C. Yunker

Course Description

This course provides insight and practical strategies regarding patient care, education, research, and both personal and professional development. Completing an FMIGS fellowship provides the practical surgical tools to serve women with the highest level of minimally invasive gynecologic care. However, when fellowship and formal training are over, the hard work begins. Is it possible to navigate the complex world of health care while still progressing surgically, teaching, completing research, and maintaining a work/life balance? The answer is YES! This course is directed towards FMIGS graduates early in their career who are facing these unique challenges. Didactic lectures will provide an in-depth and comprehensive outline of tools necessary to build the professional and personal life you’ve always dreamed of.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to: 1) Identify strategies to transition from trainee to trainer; 2) describe techniques to successfully advance academic and clinical careers; and 3) integrate strategies for successful leadership.

Course Outline

7:00Welcome, Introductions, and Course OverviewN. Rindos, M. Wasson
7:05Successfully Teaching Your Ob/Gyn Colleagues MIGSA.C. Yunker
7:30Can You Have It All? Toeing the Line of Surgeon and ParentA. Bradshaw-Whitear
7:55Transitioning from Trainee to Trainer in the ORN.M. Donnellan
8:20Building a Successful Clinical Practice from the Ground UpA. Bradshaw-Whitear
8:45Questions & AnswersAll Faculty
9:10Successfully Managing Pelvic Pain in the Office and ORA.C. Yunker
9:35Building Your Academic Portfolio—Preparing for Academic PromotionN.M. Donnellan
10:00Managing Intraoperative Consults and Complications—Surgical and Legal ConsiderationsS.M. Mansuria
10:25Are You Selling Yourself Short? Contract RenegotiationS.M. Mansuria
10:50Questions & AnswersAll Faculty
12:30Welcome, Introductions, and Course OverviewN. Rindos, M. Wasson
12:35Providing Constructive Feedback to TraineesM. Wasson
1:00Incorporating Research into a Busy Clinical PracticeS.L. Cohen
1:25Create Your Dream Job by Making Lemonade Out of LemonsM.S. Thomassee
1:50Trainee-Focused Learning—Optimizing Teaching Based on Learning StyleJ.K. Robinson
2:15Questions & AnswersAll Faculty
2:40How and When to Push Your Surgical Envelope?J.K. Robinson
3:05From Mentee to Mentor—How to Be a Proactive Research MentorN. Rindos
3:30Setting Your Patient Up for Surgical Success—Preoperative OptimizationM.S. Thomassee
3:55Show Me the Money! Funding Your Research ProjectsS.L. Cohen
4:20Questions & AnswersAll Faculty
4:30Adjourn (FMIGS Graduation to follow)