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ACS intervenes to resolve questions about the 96-hour rule(Comments Off)

October 1, 2014

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.

Figure 1: Geography and population demographics of Canada

Rural surgery in “The Great White North”— universal care or universal challenge?

Access to timely, affordable, and quality surgical care is an ongoing challenge for Canadians, particularly those individuals living in rural communities. This column highlights several factors that affect the provision of rural surgical services in Canada, including training, certification and licensing issues, and challenges related to recruitment and retention.

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