Archive for June, 2016
Dr. Hoyt’s column summarizes the ACS’ recent efforts to clarify the organization’s position on concurrent and overlapping operations.
This article summarizes recent efforts by the ACS, the World Bank, and The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery to improve global access to surgical care.
A basic primer on social media, specifically Twitter, this article describes how these platforms promote collaboration and the exchange of ideas and current information.
The Director of the Division of Member Services offers her views on the benefits of using Twitter, including improved direct communication between ACS members and College leadership.
Surgeons’ views on alternate sources of graduate medical education funding, based on the findings of the 2015 ACS Governors Survey, are summarized.
The ACS Foundation’s Annual Report 2015 highlights notable Foundation activities for the last year, including the support of scholarship funds, fellowships, and other philanthropic initiatives.
This column discusses common problems with the transition to ICD-10 codes and solutions for correcting these issues.
Two ACS resources are highlighted in this month’s column—JACS and the ACS NSQIP Surgical Risk Calculator.
Suggestions for effectively using time outs are summarized in this month’s column.
This month’s column examines the occurrence of dog bites to the upper extremity in the NTDB research dataset for 2014.
Targeted micro breaks and their positive effect on surgeon and patient safety are described.
The recent activities of the Military Health System Strategic Partnership American College of Surgeons are summarized as the collaborative effort enters its second year.
Drs. Eastman and Sinclair received the University of San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Alumni Association’s 2016 Alumni of the Year awards at the 50th reunion of the UCSF School of Medicine.
Coming in July in JACS, and online now: Surgical training in the United States: Is it time for a paradigm shift?
This news brief highlights a new study published in JACS on the topic of gender-based disparities in promotion criteria.
Julie Ann Freischlag, MD, FACS, Past-Chair, American College of Surgeons Board of Regents, was inducted into the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) on April 22.
Clifford Y. Ko, MD, MS, MSHS, FACS, Director, ACS NSQIP and Director, ACS Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, has been named one of 50 experts in patient safety in the U.S. by Becker’s Hospital Review for a second consecutive year.
ACS chapter meetings, events, and award presentations are summarized.
The College is accepting applications for the George H.A. Clowes Jr., Memorial Research Career Development Award which is intended to provide support for the research of a promising young surgical investigator.
A total of 17 surgeons will attend the Leadership Program for Health Policy and Management in June at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.
Chayanin Musikasinthorn, MD, MPH, FACS, a general and trauma/critical care surgeon, has been selected to receive the 2016 Nizar N. Oweida, MD, FACS, Scholarship of the ACS.