Happy New Year! Looking Back While Keeping an Eye on the Future

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At the end of the year, it’s important to look back and reflect. To examine our growth and successes, as well as our challenges. This blog will act as a retrospective on 2017 – a look back on the work we’ve done. We’ll also take a look into the future to see what’s in store for 2018 and beyond!

Raising Awareness & Starting Conversations

One of our biggest goals in 2017 was raising awareness about the issues that impact our profession (stress, PTSD, burnout, depression, wellness, etc.).

We don’t all agree on how to address these issues. Initiating the conversations, improving our understanding through research, and offering effective strategies is the best place to start.

We need to raise awareness about these issues without attaching shame or blame. We must educate each other about the realities of being human and being a surgeon.


Looking to the Future – 2018 & Beyond!

Join us in 2018 as we continue the journey in raising awareness! Our patients deserve it and our well-being demands it.

  • The more we understand about what we can do to take care of ourselves the better.
  • The more we do to take care each other the better.
  • The more we stand up for our values and principles against any systems or processes that interfere with our wellness the better.


SurgeonMasters is excited about 2018!  If there’s a topic we need to cover or a subject you’re passionate about that can assist surgeons, the SurgeonMasters Team wants to know!    

Here’s to an awesome year in 2018!

- Jeff Smith and the Team at SurgeonMasters