Canadian Surgery Forum: Resident Education Symposium

Each year at the Canadian Surgery Forum (CSF), the Residents’ Committee chairs a symposium on a topic that is relevant and interesting to resident members of CAGS.

CAGS Resident Committee Symposium: Canadian Surgery Forum, September 25th 2020, 9:15-11:00

Session Chairs: Tamara Gimon, Caroline Huynh

Symposium Title: Mentorship and Sponsorship for Canadian General Surgery Residents

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the nuances within the definitions of mentorship and sponsorship.
  • Learn about the current mentorship program available to Canadian general surgery residents.
  • Understand Canadian general surgery residents’ opinions and perspectives on mentorship and sponsorship in their residency training program.

Target Audience

  • Current residents enrolled in a Canadian general surgery training program
  • Program directors
  • Medical students interested in general surgery

Previous Topics

  • Montreal, Quebec, 2019: Resident fatigue and burnout
  • St. John’s, Newfoundland, 2018: Gender Disparities in General Surgery
  • Victoria, British Columbia, 2017: Resident sustainability: family life, burnout, and quality of life in general surgery residency
  • Toronto, Ontario, 2016: How to Become a Successful Residency Program: Variations in Program Structure and Subjective Impact on Performance
  • Quebec City, Quebec, 2015: More Competent in Less Time – The Future of General Surgery?
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, 2014: Credential Creep in Surgery: Is “FRCSC” No Longer Enough?
  • Ottawa, Ontario, 2013: The Battle for Endoscopy: Preserving the General Surgeon’s Scope of Practice in Residency Training
  • Calgary, Alberta, 2012: Transition to Community Practice in General Surgery: is Post-Residency Training Required
  • London, Ontario, 2011: Competency-Based Training
  • Quebec City, Quebec, 2010: Resident Work Hour Restrictions
  • Victoria, BC, 2009: International Surgery Experiences During Residency
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2008: Simulators in Residency Training and How to Pass the Royal College Exam
  • Toronto, Ontario, 2007: Career Development