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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.
The subject of this article—the benefits and challenges associated with the surgeon-scientist and the surgeon-advocate roles—will be debated at this year’s RAS-ACS Symposium at Clinical Congress 2017 in San Diego, CA.
The theme of the 2016 RAS-ACS annual Communications Committee essay contest was 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.
The topic of this year’s Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons Symposium was Exploring the Limits of Surgeon Disclosure: Where Are the Boundaries? Read the first place essays submitted from both sides of the debate.
In this introduction to the annual RAS-ACS issue, the author describes the importance of striking a balance between traditional surgical training and advances in technology and communication.
The College’s role in the evolution of surgical education and practice is summarized in this article, as is the increasingly visible role of women, minorities, and young surgeons in the ACS.
This article describes the effects of technology on patient-physician interactions and illustrates how patient access to medical information affects clinical decision making.
Pimping as a common pedagogic technique throughout the history of formal medical education is examined in this article, which also describes the pros and cons of this technique and offers suggestions for effectively engaging in pimping.
Successful regulatory and legislative efforts led by surgeon advocates, such as the repeal of the sustainable growth rate, are summarized in this article, as are ongoing initiatives to reform graduate medical education to sustain the health care workforce.
This article describes how advances in computer technology, video cameras, and smart phones are revolutionizing surgical training and highlights the educational benefits of simulated training and telementoring.
The subject of this article—the benefits and challenges associated with surgeon disclosure—will be debated at this year’s RAS-ACS Symposium at Clinical Congress 2016 in Washington, DC.
The mission and future goals of the RAS-ACS’ four standing committees—Education, Issues & Advocacy, Membership, and Communication—are outlined in this article.
The 2015 RAS-ACS annual Communications Committee essay contest focused on “the hidden curriculum in surgery.”
Krista Terracina, MD, the 2015 RAS Communications Committee essay winner, describes how patient interactions have influenced her career as a surgeon.