Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Director, Division of Education, American College of Surgeons (ACS), was invited to deliver named lectures at graduation events for surgery residents completing their training at two renowned universities. Dr. Sachdeva delivered the Philip E. Donahue, MD, FACS, Keynote Address titled Training and Retraining for Lifelong Surgical Practice, at the University of Illinois, Chicago. At the University of North Dakota, Fargo, he delivered the Edwin C. James, MD, Lecture titled Preparation of Surgery Residents for Surgical Practice: Challenges, Opportunities, New Directions.
In these lectures, Dr. Sachdeva discussed development and maintenance of expertise and mastery in surgery, importance of lifelong learning throughout surgical careers, specific needs during the transition from residency to surgical practice, and the use of cutting-edge education and training to ensure the best outcomes.
In his ACS role, Dr. Sachdeva is responsible for the development and implementation of educational programs for surgeons, surgery residents, medical students, and members of surgical teams. He has introduced many innovations in surgical education and training, and is an internationally recognized leader in this field.