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Surgeon Wellness and Resilience

Nurturing wellness and fostering resilience during a surgical career: An introduction

This introduction to the annual RAS-ACS issue describes the benefits associated with developing wellness and resilience.

Surgeon Wellness and Resilience

The transformation of surgical education and its influence on resident wellness

The evolution of the surgical training model and its potential effect on resident wellness are identified, as are the benefits and challenges of maintaining work-life balance.

Surgeon Wellness and Resilience

Silence is deadly: The importance of communication in addressing wellness and burnout in surgical residency

Describes how positive modes of communication affect resident wellness and highlights potential barriers for physicians seeking help to overcome burnout and mental illness.

Surgeon Wellness and Resilience

A sense of belonging and community can mitigate physician burnout

The causes and effects of burnout are summarized as well as the benefits of joining professional societies to foster wellness and resilience.

Surgeon Wellness and Resilience

Training resilient surgeons: Where do we go from here?

Examines how the fields of aviation and education maintain successful approaches to building mental and emotional resilience and summarizes action items for developing a health care culture that fosters physician wellness.

RAS-ACS Essay Contest: Balance on a very thin wire

RAS-ACS Essay Contest: Balance on a very thin wire

Joshua J. Goldman, MD, 2018 RAS Communications Committee essay winner, describes an incident when his commitment to being a surgeon conflicted with his personal wellness.

surgeon

Surgeons as second victims: Clinicians may experience trauma after adverse events

Identifies coping strategies for surgeons who are second victims after an adverse event.

RAS-ACS

The 2017 RAS-ACS annual Communications Committee essay contest: An introduction

The theme of the 2017 RAS-ACS annual Communications Committee essay contest was Be True to the Profession; Be True to Yourself.

Robert A . Swendiman

The 2017 RAS-ACS annual Communications Committee essay contest: Gravitas

Robert A. Swendiman, MD, MPP, the 2017 RAS Communications Committee essay winner,  describes how taking time to heal after the loss of a child led him to struggle with the decision to put his personal life first.

JACS

Coming next month in JACS and online now: Personal and professional well-being of surgical residents in New England

This news brief highlights a JACS article that examines the well-being of surgical residents in New England.

Access new surgeon and resident well-being resources

The ACS has compiled several resources to support surgeons and residents who are experiencing periods of distress.

Dr. Park

Study shows micro breaks have big benefits

Targeted micro breaks and their positive effect on surgeon and patient safety are described.

Dr. Caropreso

Managing burnout: Seek outside help and foster a true work-life balance

In this article, several of the College’s Fellows describe their own experience with burnout, how they have avoided it, and offer strategies to help counteract its effects.

Governors’ Committee on Physician Competency and Health

Acknowledging the multiple challenges surgeons currently face, the Board of Governors’ Committee on Physician Competency and Health has continued its efforts to both delineate these issues and provide educational programs and support services aimed at promoting physician well-being. This article provides an update on the recent activities of the committee.

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