Tag Archive for ‘mentorship’

Dr. Organ

Honoring mentors: An ACS tradition

The value of mentorship as exemplified by the Claude H. Organ, Jr., MD, FACS, Traveling Fellowship; the Thomas R. Russell, MD, FACS, Faculty Research Fellowship; and the Olga M. Jonasson Lectureship is the focus of this month’s column.

Global medicine

Above and beyond: A primer for young surgeons interested in global surgery

Guidelines for participating in a global surgery program and a curated list of resources for surgeons interested in pursuing these opportunities are provided.

Surgeons

A rural surgeon looks back on his experiences

A rural surgeon highlights the benefits associated with practicing in a non-urban setting, such as surgeon autonomy and the opportunity to deliver care to people who reside in your community.

RAS-ACS

The 2016 RAS-ACS annual Communications Committee essay contest: An introduction

The theme of the 2016 RAS-ACS annual Communications Committee essay contest was Paying It Forward: When the Mentee Becomes the Mentor.

Dr. Kevin Koo

First-place essay: Paying it forward: When the mentee becomes the mentor

Kevin Koo, MD, MPH, MPhil, the 2016 RAS Communications Committee essay winner, describes how his experiences as a student with strong mentors have shaped how he works with junior members of the operating team today.

Rural Surgery

Rural surgery: High pressure but rewarding

The challenges of practicing in a rural setting, including professional isolation, are explored in this month’s column.

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – July 2016

Dr. Hoyt’s column highlights his experiences as the Aubre de Lambert Maynard Guest Lecturer at Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, and the institution’s commitment to increase the diversity of the health care workforce.

Three generations of Harry Richter, MDs. The infant, Dr. Harry Richter III, is flanked at left by his father Dr. Harry Richter, Jr., and his grandfather, Dr. Harry Richter, Sr.

A family tradition: Fellows describe influence of surgeon parents and other relatives

Generations of practicing surgeons are profiled in this article, including descendants of the original founders of the College.

Coaching and mentoring modern surgeons

Mentoring styles, with an emphasis on the mosaic model, are discussed in this article, along with recommendations for successful mentoring, guidelines for applying ACS values to the mentor/mentee relationship, and qualities mentees should exhibit to forge a mutually beneficial relationships with their role models.

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