Dispatches from rural surgeons
Guam surgeons face unique challenges(Comments Off)
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.
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 challenges and benefits of practicing surgery in rural Argentina are highlighted in this column.
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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- 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