Archive for August, 2019
The educational programming and networking opportunities available at this year’s Clinical Congress in San Francisco, CA, are described.
This introduction to the annual RAS-ACS issue describes the benefits associated with developing wellness and resilience.
The evolution of the surgical training model and its potential effect on resident wellness are identified, as are the benefits and challenges of maintaining work-life balance.
Silence is deadly: The importance of communication in addressing wellness and burnout in surgical residency
Describes how positive modes of communication affect resident wellness and highlights potential barriers for physicians seeking help to overcome burnout and mental illness.
The causes and effects of burnout are summarized as well as the benefits of joining professional societies to foster wellness and resilience.
Examines how the fields of aviation and education maintain successful approaches to building mental and emotional resilience and summarizes action items for developing a health care culture that fosters physician wellness.
The benefits associated with shift work, including improved job satisfaction and enhanced resident education opportunities, are described as are the challenges including the potential for diminished continuity of care.
A fourth-year medical school student describes her experience as a participant in the Medical Student Program at Clinical Congress.
Recently completed and ongoing clinical trials in resectable gastric cancer are summarized.
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons received the 2018 Eisenberg Award for their sustained reductions in adverse outcomes and near-universal adoption of desirable care processes.
This month’s column examines National Trauma Data Bank® records on the occurrence of injuries in patients under the influence of alcohol.
The ACS encourages all surgeon advocates to participate and help raise the profile of federal legislative priorities that require Congress’ attention.
The 2019 Jacobson Innovation Award honors the accomplishments of Henry Buchwald, MD, PhD, FACS, FRCSEng(Hon), for his pioneering work and innovative research in metabolic and bariatric surgery.
Donald D. Trunkey, MD, FACS, one of the most influential trauma surgeons in the U.S., died May 1 after a protracted illness.
Opportunities to engage in international and domestic humanitarian outreach through ACS Operation Giving Back are summarized.
The Brandeis Executive MBA for Physicians is offering a 15 percent tuition scholarship to all ACS Fellows who apply for the 2020 program.
Opportunities for members of the Resident and Associate Society of the ACS to get involved with the Journal of the American College of Surgeons are summarized.
Coming next month in JACS and online now: Patient satisfaction and pain control using an opioid-sparing postoperative pathway
Researchers found that patients reported minimal or no opioid use after implementation of an opioid-sparing pathway while still reporting high satisfaction and pain control.
The RAS-ACS Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award was created to honor an exceptional ACS Fellow who has had a marked impact on the engagement of a Resident Member or Associate Fellow.
Resident Members of the ACS are encouraged to apply for Associate Fellowship.