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Dr. Hoyt introduces the theme of this year’s RAS-ACS issue—resident autonomy as a stepping stone to independent surgical practice—and describes solutions that were discussed at the third Annual ACS Summit on Surgical Training.
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 […]
Describes the evolution of physician extenders (PEs) and the potential effect of PEs on resident education by reducing time spent with patients; highlights two models for PE assimilation into practice.
The evolution of the TTP Program to the new ACS Mastery in General Surgery Program is described, along with the experiences of three accredited institutions.
Previous ACS Clinical Scholars describe how the program affected their career path and why this program continues to result in improved patient outcomes and safer patient care.
Can communication proficiency mitigate moral distress among surgeons? A case study and call to action
Moral distress and its potential effects on patient care are described using a case study in which an inexperienced resident must deliver difficult news without mentoring from the attending.
The challenges faced by surgical trainees of color are described as are recommendations for enhancing the training environment.
The ACS Clinical Scholars in Residence program is accepting applications for the 2019–2021 positions.
Coming next month in JACS and online now: Burnout and stress among U.S. surgery residents: Psychological distress and resilience
A study published in an upcoming issue of JACS describes burnout and distress symptoms that are experienced in general surgery training.
This article describes a program at Maricopa Medical Center aimed at preparing residents for medical liability litigation and defines lessons learned for developing a program that prepares students for the possibility of being deposed in a liability lawsuit.
The achievements of ACS Scholars in Residence are described, and a call for applications for the 2018–2020 positions is issued.
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.
The topic for this year’s 2014 Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS) symposium competition was the Five-Year General Surgery Residency: Reform vs. Revolution. The following are the first and second place essays submitted from both sides of the debate.
Competency should be measured not by demonstrating recall of management algorithms, argues the author of this essay, but rather by the ability to adapt to evolving recommended practices and technology.