Archive for July, 2016
Dr. Hoyt’s column highlights his experiences as the Aubre de Lambert Maynard Guest Lecturer at Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, and the institution’s commitment to increase the diversity of the health care workforce.
3-D printing: Revolutionizing preoperative planning, resident training, and the future of surgical care
In this month’s cover story, members of the College describe their experiences with 3-D printing models, identify its benefits and limitations, and consider future applications for this technology.
This article describes the College’s position on narrow and tiered health care networks and outlines surprise billings and their effect on surgeon reimbursement.
Potential solutions for resolving an ethical dilemma—disagreement regarding a course of treatment—are addressed in this article as are suggestions for balancing clinical judgment with patient goals.
The Clinical Congress Preliminary Program offers an overview of Postgraduate Courses, Named Lectures, and other information related to Clinical Congress 2016, October 16–20, in Washington, DC.
The 2016 reporting requirements for the Medicare Electronic Health Record Incentive Program are outlined as are suggestions to help surgeons meet the public health registry objective.
This column describes the experiences related to establishing an independent pre-med program and offers suggestions for how to launch such a program in a rural area.
The Onboarding Checklist for Surgeons—a summary of action items for consideration by a new surgeon and the partner, group, or hospital employer—is the focus of this month’s column.
This month’s column describes the role of diet and lifestyle on the development and outcomes of prostate cancer, and includes a brief overview of published and ongoing trials.
ACS Past-President William J. Mayo’s MD, FACS, relationship with ACS Founder Franklin H. Martin, MD, FACS, and their efforts to position the College as an international organization are highlighted.
An update on the Joint Commission’s standards for pain assessment and treatment is provided, along with five misconceptions that are commonly associated with these standards.
This month’s column examines the occurrence of distracted pedestrian versus motor vehicle injuries in the NTDB research dataset for 2014.
This article summarizes the leadership portion of the 2016 ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC, which focused on conflict resolution, social media reputation management, and how enhanced emotional intelligence can lead to better outcomes.
The Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program standards will go into effect in October.
An overview of the advocacy portion of the 2016 ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC, is provided, including a summary of key issues presented during meetings with legislators on Capitol Hill.
Cato T. Laurencin, MD, PhD, FACS, was presented the National Medal of Technology and Innovation—the nation’s highest honor for technological achievement—on May 19 by President Barack Obama.
D. Britt, MD, MPH, DSc(Hon), FACS, FCCM, FRCSEng(Hon), FRCSEd(Hon), FWACS(Hon), FRCSI(Hon), FCS(SA)(Hon), FRCSGlasg(Hon), and Past-President of the American College of Surgeons was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree at Howard University’s 2016 graduation ceremony May 7 in Washington, DC.
Timothy J. Eberlein, MD, FACS, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the American College of Surgeons, was named an honorary fellow of the Society of Black Academic Surgeons at a luncheon during the society’s recent annual meeting in Chicago, IL.
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education has issued a multicenter research trial waiver, along with seed funding, to the Flexibility in Duty Hour Requirements for Surgical Trainees (FIRST) Trial for the 2016−2017 academic year.
The newsworthy accomplishments of ACS members are summarized in this news brief.