practice in cities with populations of
more than 1 million people (see Figure
2, this page).
When asked to describe their practice setting, 52 percent of the respondents
said they are at university-based practices, and 29 percent said they are in
private practice (see Figure 3, this page).
Surgical education conferences
The survey included a series of questions
aimed at learning more about the educational needs of International Governors.
When asked to rank their preferred type
of surgical education conference, the most
popular response was the ACS Clinical
Congress ( 80 percent). The second most
popular response ( 77 percent) was a large
international conference in another country (see Figure 4, page 36).
The study results suggest that the
ACS Clinical Congress is the preferred
surgical education conference among
International Governors. However, the
International Governors who responded
to the survey also indicated that they
would like to see more international participants in Clinical Congress programs.
In fact, all of the respondents said they
would like to see more international
speakers featured at the annual meeting.
They particularly expressed interest in
more international participation in Clinical Congress Panel Sessions ( 80 percent)
and Named Lectures ( 46 percent). (See
Figure 5, page 36.)
FIGURE 1. AGE OF INTERNATIONAL GOVERNORS
FIGURE 2. POPULATION OF THE CITY
WHERE YOU PRACTICE
FIGURE 3. SURGICAL PRACTICE SETTING