March 14, 2013

McCleery lecture to focus on surgical training improvements, Friday, March 15.

The Section of Surgical Sciences hosts the Sixth Annual Robert S. McCleery Master Teacher Award and Surgical Resident Education Lecture Friday, March 15, at 7 a.m. in 208 Light Hall.

John Potts III, M.D., senior vice president of Surgical Accreditation, ACGME, will discuss “Surgical Training 2013: A Candid Analysis of Opportunities for Improvement.”

Potts, who also is adjunct professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, was instrumental in the development of the GME Leadership Development Course and the New Program Director Workshop of the Association of Program Directors in Surgery.

Before becoming director of the American Board of Surgery (ABS) and chair of the General Surgery Residency Committee, he served on the ABS Taskforce on Surgical Curriculum, ultimately known as SCORE, the Surgical Council on Resident Education.

His work with the American College of Surgeons helped lead to changes in the core competency-based resident curriculum for all surgical specialties and the Institute of Medicine’s Report on Resident Duty Hours.

The McCleery Master Teacher Award and Lecture was established to honor the legacy of Robert McCleery, M.D., while recognizing today’s outstanding surgical teachers in the Surgical Residency program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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