2015 Trinity Graduate Presents at American Surgical Society Meeting

J. Parker and poster presentation

2015 Trinity School of Medicine Graduate Dr. James Parker Presents at SAGES

The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) held their annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee April 15th to 18th and 2015 Trinity School of Medicine graduate, Dr. James Parker, was on-site to present his poster on a case report, “Recurrent Volvulus Following Laparoscopic Ladd’s Procedure” on which Dr. Parker is the second author.

Recent Trinity Graduate Dr. James Parker Presents at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

The program for the 2015 meeting focused on relevant clinical problems that busy surgeons encounter in their daily practices, including management of complications, approaches for reoperative surgery, and laparoscopy in the acute care setting. Some 2500 surgeons from 200 countries were in attendance. The SAGES meeting is one of the largest annual events for surgeons, second only to the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress meeting. Dr Parker shared with us how he became involved and shared advice for aspiring surgeons in the Trinity SOM Family.

I was fortunate in meeting Dr. Danielle Walsh during my fourth year elective at Eastern Carolina University. She presented me with an opportunity to work with her on a poster presentation, which was then selected to be presented at the SAGES conference.

I highly recommend any aspiring surgeon to work diligently during clinical years, find research opportunities (or speak to me and I will advise on how to get involved on your own), and ensure that you attend a major conference prior to applying to residency programs. The earlier you begin, the better.

At the conference, I met many great individuals from across the country. The networking potential was amazing. A few surgeons have even reached out to tell me to make sure I apply to their program next year. Currently, I have submitted an application to SAGES as a member, and have requested to join their membership committee, in which I would assist in both reviewing applications and help brainstorm ways to recruit aspiring surgeons in their earlier years of training (medical school).

I will be available for contact to the future surgeons at Trinity as a resource to mentor them on getting involved in research. Thank you everyone at Trinity SOM for the support in attending the SAGES/IPEG 2015 annual meeting!

James Parker, MD, matriculated at Trinity School of Medicine in May 2011 and is part of the graduating class of 2015. In the 2015 National Residency Match Program, Dr. Parker was matched for a Surgery Residency at Case Western University Hospital in Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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