Tag Archive for ‘continuing medical education’
The College’s and the ABS’ role in addressing concerns related to MOC requirements is the focus of this month’s column.
Surgeons’ views on health policy and advocacy-related issues and their potential effect on general surgery practice, based on the findings of the 2016 ACS Governors Survey, are summarized.
Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Director of the ACS Division of Education, was installed earlier this year as president of the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education.
The benefits of the Nora Institute Advanced Skills Course for Rural Surgeons, including enhanced confidence and patient care, are described.
The history of the American Board of Surgery Maintenance of Certification program is summarized in this article, as are current requirements and the future direction of the program, particularly in light of evolving best practices and new standards.
The future of surgical education will involve innovations in telemedicine and immersive instruction, increased emphasis on simulation, and lifelong learning opportunities that are customized to the individual surgeon’s training and knowledge gaps. The learning needs of surgeons can vary greatly, but through state-of-the-art educational programming and training, the ultimate goals of lifelong learning—patient safety and quality of care—are obtainable.