Dispatches from rural surgeons
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.
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.
More in this category
- 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