The COVID pandemic has resulted in increased rates of burnout and mental illness among surgeons. The quiet epidemic of mental illness continues to leave both surgical trainees and staff at increased risk of self-harm or suicide. In this episode, we talk with Dr. Carrie Cunningham and Dr. Dawn Coleman about their efforts to change the narrative and provide data on the impacts of mental health on surgical training and practices.
The Society of Vascular Surgery (SVS), The Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society (VESS), and the Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery (APDVS) through the SVS Resident and Student Outreach Committee (RSOC) address student questions about the 2021 Integrated vascular surgery match process.
Dr. Dawn Coleman is an Associate Professor of Surgery at The University of Michigan, and she is the Program Director of the Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency Program and Fellowship. She is the Chair of The SVS Wellness Task Force, and discusses the results of the vascular surgery burnout survey on today’s podcast.