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Frank R. Lewis, Jr., MD, FACS

Frank R. Lewis, Jr., MD, FACS: 15 years of visionary leadership at the American Board of Surgery

The career and accomplishments of Frank R. Lewis, Jr., MD, FACS, who recently completed a 15-year term as the executive director of the American Board of Surgery, are described, particularly his role in developing surgical education, training, and certification around the world.

ACGME announces FIRST Trial continuation

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education has issued a multicenter research trial waiver, along with seed funding, to the Flexibility in Duty Hour Requirements for Surgical Trainees (FIRST) Trial for the 2016−2017 academic year.

The ACS Inspiring Quality timeline

The ACS NSQIP Quality In-Training Initiative: Educating residents to ensure the future of optimal surgical care

This article describes the ACS NSQIP® Quality In-Training Initiative and its three objectives: adaptation of ACS NSQIP data for use in graduate surgical education, development of a national quality improvement curriculum, and the creation of a culture in surgical education that emphasizes quality conscientiousness.

SCORE

SCORE provides residents with Web-based curriculum for developing key competencies

This article describes the Surgical Council on Resident Education’s Web-based curriculum for surgical residents, which focuses on the six core competencies identified by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The author also provides information on the SCORE portal and its features.

Dr. Kaafarani (left) operating in the Central African Republic.

Enhancing American surgical training: Meeting the challenge of a globalizing world

Surgical diseases historically have received less public health attention and less global support than have the conditions other medical specialties treat.1 Over the past decade, however, the surgical specialties have seen exponential growth in both interest and involvement within the global health education community.

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