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Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS, FRCS(Hon), describes the rewards and challenges of a surgical career in the Presidential Address she delivered at Clinical Congress 2017.
Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS, FRCS(Hon) was installed as ACS President, and Charles D. Mabry, MD, FACS, and Basil Pruitt, Jr., were installed as First and Second Vice-President, respectively, at Clinical Congress 2017.
Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS, was elected President-Elect of the ACS during the Annual Business Meeting of Members; two Vice-Presidents-elect were also elected at the meeting.
In acknowledgement of her steadfast commitment to the initiatives and principles of the ACS, Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS, is the recipient of this year’s Distinguished Service Award. The award is the ACS’ highest honor and will be presented during the Convocation ceremonies at the 2013 Clinical Congress in Washington, DC.
The authors of this article had the opportunity to discuss early specialization options and the ACS Transition to Practice in General Surgery program with residency directors and national leaders in surgical education. Excerpts from these interviews convey some prevailing thoughts on current experiences with early specialization, the challenges encountered, and the future of early specialization and general surgery training paradigms.