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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.
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.
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.
This introduction to the annual RAS-ACS issue describes the benefits associated with developing wellness and resilience.
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.
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.
The causes and effects of burnout are summarized as well as the benefits of joining professional societies to foster wellness and resilience.
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.
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.
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.
Nominations for the inaugural RAS-ACS Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award are now being accepted.
The recipients of the Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons Leadership Scholarship Awards are announced.
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
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.
The role of physician extenders in resident education is explored.
Summarizes the benefits of APPs including reducing resident workload and enhanced patient care.
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.