This Month's Cover Story


Evolving insights for preventing surgeon errors: Balancing professionalism and cognition with knowledge and skill

March 1, 2017 • Features

This month’s cover story outlines how cognition and self-reflection affect performance and outcomes and provides a sample case describing how behavioral factors likely contributed to an adverse event.


David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – March 2017

In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt describes the College’s commitment to key advocacy initiatives that ensure access to quality care for surgical patients, reduce health care costs, and promote meaningful change.

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Children’s Surgery Verification program officially under way

The final standards for the Children’s Surgery Verification Quality Improvement Program have been released along with a pre-review questionnaire for centers seeking verification.

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International scholarships for surgical education now available

The ACS Division of Education and the International Relations Committee have announced two international scholarships focused on surgical education. All 2017 application materials and supporting documents are due May 1.

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