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January 1, 2016

The current activities of the ACS Advisory Council for Rural Surgery are described.

Dr. Richardson

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.

Dr. Aaland with a patient at a rural hospital in Jamestown

The North Dakota Rural Surgery Support Program: Providing surgical services to communities in need

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.

Rural North Dakota

Responding to the need for rural general surgery training sites: A how-to

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.

Guam map

Guam surgeons face unique challenges

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.


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