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Collapsed buildings blocks from Manmohan Hospital. (Photo by Patrick Reddish.)

Surgeons help with recovery after earthquake in Nepal(Comments Off on Surgeons help with recovery after earthquake in Nepal)

November 1, 2015

A recovery effort in the wake of the Nepal earthquake in April is described, including the experience of teaching local physicians how to perform rib plating.

The beginning of the movement

#ILookLikeASurgeon goes viral: How it happened

The genesis of the #ILookLikeASurgeon campaign is described as are future goals of the movement, which is aimed at promoting women and diversity in surgery.

RAS-ACS Symposium essays—Social media: Threat to professionalism and privacy or essential for current surgical practice?

The topic of this year’s Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons Symposium was Social Media—Threat to Professionalism and Privacy or Essential for Current Surgical Practice. The following are the first and second place essays submitted from both sides of the debate.

First-place essay—Pro: Social media: An essential tool for the academic surgeon

This article discusses how social media, when used appropriately, is an essential tool for the academic surgeon.

First-place essay—Con: The writing is on the (Facebook) wall: The threat posed by social media

The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a line, Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.1 —Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám Social media, the hallmark of Web 2.0, refers to virtual Internet communities where user-generated content (photos, videos, […]

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