Archive for August, 2014
In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt provides an overview of the Leadership Development Program, which provides training on conflict resolution, emotional intelligence, and leadership personality assessment to ACS staff.
This article focuses on the importance of mentoring for residents, describes the qualities of effective mentors, and offers suggestions for how young surgeons can make the transition from mentee to mentor.
Major provisions in the Affordable Care Act are described, including insurance exchanges, employer-based coverage, and quality improvement efforts with an emphasis on what they mean for residents and their future as health care providers.
Surgical training challenges resulting from variations in technical, cognitive, and other competencies among graduating medical school students is the focus of this article. This piece also identifies the constraints some graduate medical education programs face in assisting physicians as they transition from medical school to surgical training.
Mentoring styles, with an emphasis on the mosaic model, are discussed in this article, along with recommendations for successful mentoring, guidelines for applying ACS values to the mentor/mentee relationship, and qualities mentees should exhibit to forge a mutually beneficial relationships with their role models.
Advances such as infrared and fluorophore technology, wearable technology such as Google Glass, and 3-D printing are described in this article.
This article highlights the effects of advanced surgical technology—including the expansive growth of minimally invasive procedures across surgical specialties and the increasing number of robot-assisted operations—on health cre delivery and evolving patient expectations.
The future of general surgery residency, which will be debated at this year’s RAS-ACS Symposium at the 2014 Clinical Congress in San Francisco, CA, is the subject of this article.
The following statement on peak performance and fatigue was developed by the ACS Committee to Enhance Peak Performance in Surgery through Recognition and Mitigation of Fatigue through general consensus and approved by the Board of Regents.
Statement on the effects of tobacco use on surgical complications and the utility of smoking cessation counseling
This statement on the effects of tobacco was developed by the Patient Education Committee of the ACS Division of Education and approved by the Board of Regents.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has awarded three research funding contracts to the ACS Cancer Research Program of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology with the goal of developing a more patient-centered and individualized approach to post-treatment surveillance of colorectal, breast, and lung cancers.
This month’s column examines recommended updates to the “Draft Guideline for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infections (SSI)” for the development, implementation, and evaluation of infection prevention programs in health care settings.
This month’s column examines the occurrence of bicyclist injuries and the effects of helmets and other protective devices based on information in the NTDB research dataset for 2013.
Robin T. Cotton, MD, FACS, FRCSC, a pediatric otolaryngologist from Cincinnati, OH, is the recipient of the ACS 2014 Jacobson Innovation Award.
C. Barber “Barb” Mueller, MD, FACS, FRCSC, former Second Vice-President of the ACS and the 1984 recipient of the College’s Distinguished Service Award, died February 13 in Hamilton, ON, at the age of 97.
January 2014 marked the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Surgeon General’s report on smoking and health, and this news story summarizes surgeons’ involvement in smoking cessation efforts since that landmark report was published.
The newsworthy accomplishments of ACS members are summarized in this news brief.
ACS chapters meetings, events, and award presentations are summarized.
The Australian-New Zealand, Japan, and German Exchange Travelers for 2014 are announced.
The ACS is now accepting applications for six 2015 Resident Research Scholarships.