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Scholarships and Fellowships

RAS-ACS announces Leadership Scholarship Award winners

The Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons recently announced the winners of their Leadership Scholarship Awards.

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Underused resources every ACS member should know about

This month’s column focuses on ACS benefits including educational webinars for young surgeons, the Onboarding Checklist for Surgeons, and ACS affinity programs.

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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.

RAS-ACS Symposium essays

RAS-ACS Symposium essays: Residents debate the future of leadership in surgery

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.

RAS-ACS Symposium essays

Reframing surgical leadership in 2017: Surgeon-scientist or surgeon-advocate? Surgeon-scientist

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?

RAS-ACS Symposium essays

Reframing surgical leadership in 2017: Surgeon-scientist or surgeon-advocate? 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?

Medications

Surgeon stewardship of the opioid epidemic: An introduction

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.

Medications

The general surgeon’s role in enhancing patient education about prescription opioids

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.

Medications

Postoperative opioid prescriptions: How surgeons can alleviate the opioid crisis

The Turn the Tide initiative is summarized as are alternative postoperative pain management strategies.

Medications

Surgeons and the opioid epidemic: Treatment and education strategies for the practicing surgeon

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.

Figure 1. CDS licensing and registration and medical education training requirements by state, as of June 21, 2017

Surgical leadership is required to reverse the opioid crisis

Describes how surgeons can help to reverse the opioid crisis through research and advocacy efforts and describes recent ACS efforts in this area.

Medications

Preoperative communication promotes opioid stewardship

Strategies for improving communication at the preoperative stage are summarized, and the role of informed consent in opioid stewardship is described.

Reframing Surgical Leadership

Reframing surgical leadership in 2017: Surgeon-scientist or surgeon-advocate?

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.

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The 2016 RAS-ACS annual Communications Committee essay contest: An introduction

The theme of the 2016 RAS-ACS annual Communications Committee essay contest was Paying It Forward: When the Mentee Becomes the Mentor.

Dr. Kevin Koo

First-place essay: 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.

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RAS-ACS Symposium essays: Residents debate the boundaries of surgeon disclosure

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.

Maya-Babu

Generations of surgeons: Honoring and modernizing tradition

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.

Surgery comes of age: The ACS and the evolution of the surgical profession

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.

Talking through time: Trends in communication and the evolving patient-physician relationship

This article describes the effects of technology on patient-physician interactions and illustrates how patient access to medical information affects clinical decision making.

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