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In this introduction to the annual RAS-ACS issue, the author describes the challenges associated with balancing resident autonomy with patient safety.
Describes the surgeon’s role in advocacy-related efforts to enhance autonomy and summarizes regulations affecting medical training, including work-hour and billing restrictions.
Examines how surgeons can counsel patients on trainee participation in their care and discusses the “graded responsibility” model for surgical training.
Identifies tools for promoting self-efficacy among residents, such as curriculum development and mentorship programs, and outlines characteristics associated with grit.
Discusses recent studies examining gaps in perceptions of autonomy and describes the importance of aligning these views to improve resident operative independence.
Describes the role of entrustable professional activities to bridge the chasm between theory and clinical practice and summarizes the value of simulation training to improve both technical performance and enhance team building.
Training competent, confident, and autonomous surgeons is the goal of surgical residency and fellowships programs. However, the readiness of new graduates to transition to independent practice continues to be a topic of debate.1 The Halsted model—wherein trainees receive increasing responsibility with each advancing year—was first introduced by William S. Halsted, MD, FACS, in 1904. This […]
The Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons recently announced the winners of their Leadership Scholarship Awards.
This month’s column focuses on ACS benefits including educational webinars for young surgeons, the Onboarding Checklist for Surgeons, and ACS affinity programs.
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, 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.
The topic of this year’s Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons Symposium was Reframing Surgical Leadership in 2017: Surgeon-Scientist or Surgeon-Advocate? The following are the second place essays submitted on both sides of the debate.
The second-place essay for the Surgeon-Scientist. The topic of this year’s Resident and Associate Society Symposium was Reframing Surgical Leadership in 2017: Surgeon-Scientist or Surgeon-Advocate?
The second-place essay for the Surgeon-Advocate. The topic of this year’s Resident and Associate Society Symposium was Reframing Surgical Leadership in 2017: Surgeon-Scientist or Surgeon-Advocate?
In this introduction to the annual RAS-ACS issue, the author describes the surgeon’s role in alleviating the opioid epidemic at the national, state, and local levels.
The role of an interdisciplinary approach to minimize opioid use and enhance pain management, as well as the benefits of the Opioid Safety Initiative Toolkit, are described.
The Turn the Tide initiative is summarized as are alternative postoperative pain management strategies.
This article explains the effect of implicit biases on assessment and treatment of patient pain and describes how enhanced recovery after surgery protocols are used across many specialties to reduce rates of opioid use.
Describes how surgeons can help to reverse the opioid crisis through research and advocacy efforts and describes recent ACS efforts in this area.
Strategies for improving communication at the preoperative stage are summarized, and the role of informed consent in opioid stewardship is described.