Dispatches from rural surgeons
Rural surgery and the volume dilemma(Comments Off on Rural surgery and the volume dilemma)
The debate over the relationship between volume and outcomes for rural surgeons is the focus of this month’s column.
This column describes the experiences related to establishing an independent pre-med program and offers suggestions for how to launch such a program in a rural area.
The benefits of the Nora Institute Advanced Skills Course for Rural Surgeons, including enhanced confidence and patient care, are described.
The current activities of the ACS Advisory Council for Rural Surgery are described.
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.
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- The North Dakota Rural Surgery Support Program: Providing surgical services to communities in need
- Responding to the need for rural general surgery training sites: A how-to
- Guam surgeons face unique challenges
- ACS intervenes to resolve questions about the 96-hour rule
- ACS rural listserv: An “underdog” success story
- Rural surgery is a global issue: The perspective of an Argentine surgeon
- Students need exposure to the joys of rural surgery
- Rural surgery in “The Great White North”— universal care or universal challenge?
- Rural surgical practice requires new training model, offers great opportunities
- A Regent’s perspective
- College leaders answer the question, “Why is rural surgery an important issue now?”
- The value of chapter membership: The rural surgeon’s perspective