Establishing a Rural Practice Mon, Oct 1 7:00-7:45 a.m.

This program has an experienced group of young surgeons who have recently begun practice. We will discuss how they found their spot for practice and how they are doing. Are they paid fairly? Is the ER a call a burden? Do they have colleagues with whom they can consult when needed? What about the facilities available for their practice? What about regional resources for backup for the most challenging case? We will have each panelist make a short summary for his or her practice and will then open the floor to questions.

At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Consider entering practice in a small town.
  2. Know about the resources available for small town medicine.
  3. Know more about the costs of setting up a rural practice.
  4. Know what to expect in the way of compensation relative to a city practice.
  5. Know more about where they are needed in this great country.

Program Subject to Change.

Accreditation: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: The ASPS designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.