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ACAPS ACAPS SPRING RETREAT
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Westin St. Francis Hotel
California Ballroom East
San Francisco, CA

SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2012
7:55 AM - 8:00 AM
Welcome and Opening Comments
Joseph Serletti, MD
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Session I: Regionalization
Moderator: Joseph Losee, MD

In this session members will break up into regions (Northeast, Southeast, South Central, North Central, West) and discuss within their region the idea of regionalizing the interview process. The session will be broken down as follows:
  • 10 minutes, Introduction by Dr. Joseph Losee
  • 30 minutes, Separate group discussions by region
  • 40 minutes, Each region report to the whole group (10 minutes per region)
  • 30 minutes, For entire group discussion and consensus
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Break
10:30am - 11:30pm
Session II: Panel Discussion - Should Board Examiners Be Allowed to Give Mock Oral Boards?
Moderators: Joseph Losee, MD
R. Barrett Noone, MD
  • 5 minutes, History of the ABPS Thoughts and Policies by Dr. R. Barrett Noone
  • 5 minutes, Current Practices of Other Surgical Specialties by Dr. Joseph Losee
  • 7 minutes, Pro ABPS Policy - Dr. Nicholas Vedder
  • 7 minutes, Con ABPS Policy - Dr. Donald Mackay
  • 7 minutes, Pro ABPS Policy - Dr. Michael Bentz
  • 7 minutes, Con ABPS Policy - Dr. Joseph Serletti
  • 20 minutes, Discussion Time
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM
Lunch Break - On Own

The ACAPS Annual Business Meeting will commence at 12:30pm and end at 3:00pm.