Thank you for expressing an interest in participating in the SAGES Collaborative Grand Rounds project. We are looking for volunteers to contribute to the development of the next Grand Rounds slide set. Topics are chosen at the SAGES Annual Meeting and then developed over the course of the year. Members of the team will typically meet for 1 hour per month on a teleconference call and then work independently for a few hours researching literature and preparing slides.
Please provide your contact information below and we will send you an email with an invitation to the next teleconference call.
- How much work is involved for team members? Typically team members will participate on a 1 hour teleconference monthly. During the research period you will likely spend 2-3 hours performing a literature review and creating slides on your assigned portion of the topic. Team members also perform peer review on the project and edit the final product. On average it is a 1-2 hour commitment per month and a few months of the year it may require 3 or 4 hours per month.
- Do I have to be a SAGES Member to participate? We accept volunteers who are SAGES Members, Candidates, Fellows, Residents, and Medical Students. If you are an attending surgeon who is not a SAGES Member let us know and we can discuss your options.
- Can I include this work on my CV? Absolutely! These projects are considered peer reviewed publications. There are also opportunities to present posters or submit journal articles based on your participation. Everyone who substantially contributes to the project is listed as an author.
- I have an idea for a project, how can I submit it? The Collaborative Grand Rounds project is the responsibility of the SAGES Community Practice Committee. If you would like to serve on the committee you can submit a request to become a member of the Committee through the SAGES website.