Tag Archive for ‘resident education’
The ACS Advisory Council for Rural Surgery’s efforts to stimulate enhanced interest in rural surgery among medical students are summarized.
The authors describe a training program aimed at improving cultural competency among surgery residents in Italy, as well as current and future barriers facing the rotation
A resident offers his perspective on strategies for stemming rural workforce shortages.
A new fellowship intended for surgery residents who have completed a portion of postgraduate training can receive leadership skills education.
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.
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.
3-D printing: Revolutionizing preoperative planning, resident training, and the future of surgical care
In this month’s cover story, members of the College describe their experiences with 3-D printing models, identify its benefits and limitations, and consider future applications for this technology.
This month’s column describes surgical skills competitions and their role in increasing resident involvement at the Massachusetts Chapter of the ACS annual meeting.
The mission and future goals of the RAS-ACS’ four standing committees—Education, Issues & Advocacy, Membership, and Communication—are outlined in this article.
Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Director, ACS Division of Education, delivered the Distinguished Professor Lecture at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles.
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.
Sharing clinical photographs: Patient rights, professional ethics, and institutional responsibilities
This article describes best practices for sharing clinical photographs and includes a case study highlighting real-world patient privacy concerns, security issues related to mobile device usage, and other ethical considerations.
Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, delivered named lectures at graduation events for surgery residents at two universities.
This article summarizes the history and mission of the RAS-ACS, describes the benefits of membership, and discusses the group’s involvement in medical student education.
Emerging training techniques and how they are being applied are described in this article, as are insights on how trainees are currently being assessed to determine competency.
This article provides an overview of best practices for providing feedback to students and trainees.
Surgeons and social media: Threat to professionalism or an essential part of contemporary surgical practice?
The subject of this article—whether social media is a threat to surgery or an essential part of contemporary practice—will be debated at this year’s RAS-ACS Symposium on Sunday, October 4, at the 2015 Clinical Congress in Chicago, IL.