Dispatches from rural surgeons
Improving access to surgical care in rural America: An interview with J. David Richardson(Comments Off on Improving access to surgical care in rural America: An interview with J. David Richardson)
J. David Richardson, MD, FACS, who will be installed as the President of the ACS at the 2015 Clinical Congress, discusses the College’s efforts to improve access to care in rural communities.
This column outlines the rationale for starting the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences Rural Surgery Support Program, explains how it works, and describes the initial effects of the initiative.
Models for establishing a new general surgery residency program with a rural focus or expanding a current program are outlined in this month’s column.
This month’s column reveals similarities between rural surgery practice in mainland U.S. and Guam and demonstrates how the newly formed ACS Guam Chapter helps resolve issues related to professional isolation.
This month’s column provides an overview of the 96-hour rule and the ACS’ efforts to develop a legislative solution to repeal the law.
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