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RAS-ACS Symposium essays: Shift work surgery: Loss of continuity or sensible balance of responsibility?

RAS-ACS Symposium essays: Shift work surgery: Loss of continuity or sensible balance of responsibility?

The topic of this year’s ACS Resident and Associate Society Symposium is Shift Work Surgery: Loss of Continuity or Sensible Balance of Responsibility; the following are the second-place essays submitted, offering views from both sides of the debate.

RAS-ACS Symposium essays: Shift work surgery: Loss of continuity or sensible balance of responsibility?

Pro: Shift work surgery: Loss of continuity or sensible balance of responsibility?

This essay supports the perspective that shift work has been successfully implemented in other surgical specialties, including acute care and in hospitalist programs, and can help address the issues of burnout and work-life integration.

RAS-ACS Symposium essays: Shift work surgery: Loss of continuity or sensible balance of responsibility?

Con: Shift work surgery: Loss of continuity or sensible balance of responsibility?

This essay asserts that shift work disrupts the continuum of surgical patient care and interferes with residents’ full exposure to all phases of surgical care delivery.

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 Symposium: Shift Work Surgery

Shift work surgery: Loss of continuity or sensible balance of responsibility?

The benefits associated with shift work, including improved job satisfaction and enhanced resident education opportunities, are described as are the challenges including the potential for diminished continuity of care.

Get involved with JACS

Opportunities for members of the Resident and Associate Society of the ACS to get involved with the Journal of the American College of Surgeons are summarized.

ACS News

RAS-ACS announces inaugural Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award

Nominations for the inaugural RAS-ACS Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award are now being accepted.

Ravi Viradia, MD

RAS-ACS announces 2019 Leadership Scholarship Award winners

The recipients of the Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons Leadership Scholarship Awards are announced.

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.

RAS-ACS Symposium essays: Residents describe the benefits and challenges of physician extenders in academic surgery

RAS-ACS Symposium essays: Residents describe the benefits and challenges of physician extenders in academic surgery

The topic of this year’s Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons Symposium was Physician Extenders in Academic Surgery: Integrated Partner or Parallel Player?  The following are the second place essays submitted featuring views from both sides of the debate.

RAS-ACS Symposium essays: Residents describe the benefits and challenges of physician extenders in academic surgery

NPPs: Exploring their contribution and impact on resident education

The role of physician extenders in resident education is explored.

RAS-ACS Symposium essays: Residents describe the benefits and challenges of physician extenders in academic surgery

Physician extenders: Integrated members of surgical teams

Summarizes the benefits of APPs including reducing resident workload and enhanced patient care.

Bridging the autonomy gap in surgical training

Bridging the autonomy gap in surgical training: An introduction

In this introduction to the annual RAS-ACS issue, the author describes the challenges associated with balancing resident autonomy with patient safety.

The autonomy crisis: A call to action for resident advocacy

The autonomy crisis: A call to action for resident advocacy

Describes the surgeon’s role in advocacy-related efforts to enhance autonomy and summarizes regulations affecting medical training, including work-hour and billing restrictions.

Respect for whose autonomy? Communicating with patients regarding trainee involvement

Respect for whose autonomy? Communicating with patients regarding trainee involvement

Examines how surgeons can counsel patients on trainee participation in their care and discusses the “graded responsibility” model for surgical training.

Developing surgical autonomy through character development: Self-efficacy, grit, and resilience

Developing surgical autonomy through character development: Self-efficacy, grit, and resilience

Identifies tools for promoting self-efficacy among residents, such as curriculum development and mentorship programs, and outlines characteristics associated with grit.

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