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AGA Regional Practice Skills Workshop - California


Feb. 11, 2017
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Stanford University
459 Lagunita Drive
Stanford, CA 94305


During this free workshop, senior and junior GI leaders will guide you through various practice options and address topics rarely discussed during fellowship, such as employment models, partnerships, hospital politics, billing and coding, compliance, contracts and more.

This is a great opportunity to develop an effective action plan for achieving your career goals and to ensure you're on track for success.

Registration is open to both AGA members and nonmembers

Who Should Take this Course

GI fellows in training, in either their second or third year, who are beginning to consider career options after fellowship. Also, those in their first few years out of fellowship who may be considering career options as they plan the early stages of their careers.


Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017

7:30–8 a.m. Registration/Breakfast
8–8:10 a.m. Opening Remarks
C. Richard Boland, MD, AGAF

Session 1: What Are My Career Options?
8:15–8:35 a.m. How to Make the Most of Fellowship
Uma Mahadevan, MD
8:40–9 a.m. How to Launch a Career in Academic Medicine
Doug A. Corley, MD, PhD, MPH
9:05–9:25 a.m. Approach to Life in Private Practice (Medical Group)
Erick P. Chan, MD
9:30–9:50 a.m. Insights into Life in Industry
Young (Danny) Oh, MD, MS
9:55–10:15 a.m. Panel Discussion
10:15–10:35 a.m. Break

Session 2: How Do I Land My Dream Job?
10:35–10:55 a.m. How to Ace Your Job Interviews
C. Richard Boland, MD, AGAF
11–11:20 a.m. Division Chief's Perspective on the Ideal Faculty Candidate
Christopher L. Bowlus, MD
11:25–11:45 a.m. Contract Negotiation 101
Frank Gamma, JD, MBA, FACMPE
11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Lunch

Session 3: How to Transition to Practice
12:30–12:50 p.m. Primer into Health-Care Reform/MACRA
Walter Park, MD
12:55–1:15 p.m. Financial Management
David Enemark
1:20–1:40 p.m. How to Engage Meaningfully in Professional Societies
Renumathy Dhanasekaran, MD
1:45–2 p.m. Questions/Panel/Closing Remarks


There is no fee for attending the workshop. Both AGA members and nonmembers are encourage to attend.

Cancellation Policy
Written cancellations must be faxed to AGA Member Relations at 301-272-1774, or emailed to member@gastro.org

About the Instructors

Program Chair
C. Richard Boland, MD, AGAF
Univeristy of California, San Diego School of Medicine

Regional Planners
Renumathy Dhanasekaran, MD
Stanford University

Jennifer Pan, MD, MS
Veteran Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System
Stanford University

Brigid Boland, MD
University of California, San Diego

Folasade May, MD, PhD, MPhil
University of California, Los Angeles

Erick P. Chan, MD
Palo Alto Medical Foundation

Douglas A. Corley, MD, PhD, MPH
Kaiser Permanente
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

David Enemark
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Frank Gamma
Kessenick, Gamma & Free, LLP

Uma Mahadevan, MD
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

Young (Danny) Oh, MD, MS

Wallter Park, MD
Stanford University

Contact Information

For registration-related questions, contact AGA Member Relations at member@gastro.org.

For questions regarding the program, contact Carol Brown at cbrown@gastro.org.