Rural Surgery Perspectives Part 2: Dr. Gary Timmerman
Experienced rural/academic surgeon Dr. Gary Timmerman joins us for the second half of our podcast on rural surgery. He discusses how he got involved with rural surgery and why he is still in love with surgery today. He also touches on some great points on why its important to emphasize rural surgery in medical training as well as how we make sure these smaller hospital centers can provide equivalent care to the large hospital centers around the country.
Enjoy and send any other suggestions our way!
Rural Surgery Perspectives Part 1: Dr. Tyler Hughes
Our goal for this two part episode on rural surgery is to give listeners insight into the practice of surgery in rural setting. Many find this area of surgery foreign as many medical schools don't emphasize rural surgery in their curriculum and many academic teaching facilities are focused in urban areas with little exposure to this world.
Dr. Tyler Hughes walks us through his career from moving from a metro area to small town USA and why he decided to stick around. More importantly, we also discuss the need for rural surgeons and the advantages/disadvantages of practicing in this environment.
We hope it is as eye opening for you as it was for us!
Next week we will talk with Dr. Gary Timmerman on his experiences in rural surgery. Enjoy!
Dr. As Beekley is currently a Trauma/Bariatric surgeon (yes, thats correct) at Thomas Jefferson University. He is a military trained surgeon and deployed multiple times to Iraq and Afghanistan. In this interview, Dr. Beekley walks us through some of his most memorable experiences including taking care of one high-profile patient.
He then discusses with us how these experiences have changed and altered his practice during his time in the military and moving forward to civilian life.
As a bonus, Dr. Beekley walks us through his version of a trauma laparotomy!
Almost like a story unfolding, this podcast is certainly unique to our show! Enjoy!
Small mistake on the last podcast.....editing error and I guess we can call that a near-miss! It is has been corrected!
Unfortunately the full BTK team was unable to make it down to LA this year for the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons meeting, but we were able to track down a few people to talk to who not only attended the conference, but also had a hand in planning!
We are first joined by Drs. Kyle Cologne from USC and Anjali Kumar from Virginia Mason to discuss the social media presence at the conference, research awards, and finally some of the conference highlights. Then we are joined by own Dr. Scott Steele and Dr. Josh Bleier from UPenn to talk about the popular Rectal Ca panel!
Just a reminder, the app for the ASCRS 2016 meeting can be found on iTunes, which includes the entire program and most of the slides from the talks. On the fascrs.org website, they will also have links to the narrated slide shows from the meeting. ASCRS also has an online education module called CREST (ColoRectal Education System Template) which is available to members. Check it out!!