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Guam surgeons face unique challenges(Comments Off)

January 1, 2015

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.

ACS intervenes to resolve questions about the 96-hour rule

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.

Rural Listserv e-mail volume

ACS rural listserv: An “underdog” success story

The rural listserv—which is the focus of this month’s column—has successfully connected rural surgeons as a group while also engaging them with the ACS leadership.

The March 2013 National Congress of Surgical Residents, hosted by the University of Rosario in Argentina: Maria Jose Dominguez, MD, president of the Congress (fifth from left); Dr. Pellegrini (fifth from right); Dr. Ledesma (second from right); Dr. Acosta (far right); and residents.

Rural surgery is a global issue: The perspective of an Argentine surgeon

The challenges and benefits of practicing surgery in rural Argentina are highlighted in this column.

Students need exposure to the joys of rural surgery

Overcoming barriers to recruiting rural surgeons are addressed in this article, including mentoring, exposing students to rural career earlier in their careers, and recruiting more students from rural backgrounds.


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