Archive for August, 2015
An annual memorial service at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, gives faculty and residents an opportunity to remember patients who recently died and to express how the experience personally affected them.
In this introduction to the annual RAS-ACS issue, the author describes five key concepts for defining individual and professional success.
The role of communication in determining a surgeon’s success is explored in this article, which offers advice for conveying information to surgical team colleagues and patients, and provides advice for negotiating contracts.
This article summarizes the history and mission of the RAS-ACS, describes the benefits of membership, and discusses the group’s involvement in medical student education.
Emerging training techniques and how they are being applied are described in this article, as are insights on how trainees are currently being assessed to determine competency.
This article provides an overview of best practices for providing feedback to students and trainees.
The successful efforts of two surgeon advocates are highlighted in this article, and guidelines for surgeons considering a role in health policy advocacy are provided.
Surgeons and social media: Threat to professionalism or an essential part of contemporary surgical practice?
The subject of this article—whether social media is a threat to surgery or an essential part of contemporary practice—will be debated at this year’s RAS-ACS Symposium on Sunday, October 4, at the 2015 Clinical Congress in Chicago, IL.
This article describes the purpose of the inaugural NIH-ACS Symposium on Surgical Disparities Research; summarizes presentations by leaders at the ACS, government agencies, and other stakeholder groups; and presents potential solutions for resolving global health care disparities.
Guidelines for transitioning to the 10th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10), including information about clinical documentation implementation programs are provided in this month’s column.
This month’s column highlights Evidence-Based Decisions in Surgery (EBDS) and the College’s patient education programs—two College-based resources aimed at helping members deliver optimal patient care.
The S0820 Preventing Adenomas of the Colon with Eflornithine and Sulindac (PACES) study seeks to determine whether two drugs that have shown early promise can significantly lower the risk of secondary colorectal polyp or cancer for these survivors.
Contributing factors that can result in surgeon fatigue, including insufficient staffing and extended workdays, are summarized in this month’s column, as are suggestions for preventing this condition including implementing a fatigue management plan.
This month’s column examines the occurrence of clothing-related burn injuries in the NTDB research dataset for 2013.
The 2015 Jacobson Innovation Award honors Joseph P. Vacanti, MD, FACS, for his work in the field of tissue engineering,
The ACS Evidence-Based Decisions in Surgery (EBDS) program recently released four new modules.
The ACS in partnership with the John A. Hartford Foundation, announced a four-year initiative aimed at improving health care for older surgical patients through a standards and verification program for hospitals.
The ACS is launching a video series that shares Fellows’ perspectives on ACS Division of Education programs, including lifelong learning and professional development resources.
Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA, FACS, completed the first separation of conjoined twins in his native country of Haiti on May 22.
The ACS Board of Regents approved the addition of two new seats on the Board at its June meeting in Chicago, IL.