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An interview with Dr. Jessica J. Kandel, The University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital

On behalf of the SSAT Resident and Fellow Education Committee, we would like to welcome you to SSAT "Residents Corner", a video-blog highlighting areas of interest for surgical trainees looking to focus on a career in gastrointestinal surgery.

This edition of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT) Residents Corner features an interview with Dr. Jessica Kandel, Surgeon-in-Chief at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital, the Mary Campau Ryerson Professor of Surgery, and Chief of the Section of Pediatric Surgery. The following questions are asked and answered during this interview:

  1. How did you become interested in the treatment of pediatric tumors and vascular anomalies during your training?
  2. What has been your greatest inspiration in your career?
  3. What is your most meaningful accomplishment in your career and why?
  4. What lessons have you learned from your research time in residency as well as establishing your own research lab and what advice do you have for aspiring academic surgeons?
  5. Increasing attention is being paid to resiliency in surgery and preventing burnout. What is your advice to surgical trainees in regards to maintaining life-work balance and time management?
  6. What attributes do you look for in surgical residents applying for pediatric fellowship?

SSAT 58th Annual Meeting
in conjunction with Digestive Disease Week 2017
May 6-9, 2017
McCormick Place
Chicago, Illinois

Registration and housing are open for the SSAT 58th Annual Meeting held at Digestive Disease Week, May 6-9, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois. Join the SSAT and attend top-quality sessions designed to enhance your clinical competency in the fields of Upper GI surgery, HPB surgery, and Colorectal surgery. Register before the Early Bird deadline of March 22, 2016, and receive an 80 USD discount off the registration fee (or enjoy complimentary Early Bird registration if you are an SSAT Candidate or Medical Student member). For more information about the 58th Annual Meeting at DDW 2017, and to register and make your housing reservations, please click here.

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