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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(Comments Off)

July 1, 2015

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.

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.


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