SSAT Presidential Address 2017 “Passion and the GI Surgeon”

Nathaniel J. Soper*

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Abstract

Gastrointestinal (GI) surgery is a dynamic, exciting field that has dramatically evolved over the past three decades. According to a survey of leaders in GI surgery, the development of minimally invasive surgery has been the most significant advance during this period of time. The author traces his pursuit of minimally invasive surgery and its impact on his career satisfaction. Discovering one’s passion within surgery and developing “flow” during operative procedures is important to help prevent burnout. Surgical educators must transmit this sense of passion to their trainees such that they can understand the true meaning of the surgical vocation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

Keywords

  • Flow
  • Grit
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Passion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Gastroenterology

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