Tag Archive for ‘women surgeons’
Mary Edwards Walker, MD—the first woman military and trauma surgeon and the only woman to ever receive the Medal of Honor—is the focus of this month’s column.
This month’s cover story describes the pioneering accomplishments of two women physicians, Louisa Garrett Anderson, MD, and Flora Murray, MD, during World War I.
Surgeon leaders need to educate, elevate, and energize to create a culture of diversity: An interview with Dr. Julie Freischlag
Julie Freischlag, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), is the first subject of the “Profiles of Diversity” series developed by the ACS Committee on Diversity Issues.
This edited version of the Olga M. Jonasson Lecture, delivered by Joan Reede, MD, MS, MPH, MBA, at Clinical Congress 2018, underscores the importance of diversity and inclusion to develop sustainable change in health care.
Five women were the recipients of the 2018 ACS and COSECSA scholarships.
Women surgeons describe the factors that have led to their leadership roles within the profession and the ACS and provide advice for young surgeons considering similar career pathways.
The goals of the ACS Women in Surgery Committee and its six subcommittees are summarized.
The ACS Women in Surgery Committee is seeking candidates to fill five vacancies beginning in October 2018.
Olga M. Jonasson, MD, Lecture: The quiet pioneer who started a revolution: Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
This edited version of the Olga M. Jonasson Lecture, delivered by ACS Past-President Kathryn Anderson, MD, FACS, at Clinical Congress 2017, describes the legacy of the first woman surgeon in England, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson.
Nine women from Ethiopia, Kenya, Zambia, Rwanda, and Uganda were recipients of the inaugural ACS and COSECSA scholarships.
A brief history of the Olga M. Jonasson, MD, Lecture and an overview of the latest Jonasson Lecturer—Alexa Canady, MD, FACS, the first African-American woman neurosurgeon in the U.S.—are provided.
Alexa Canady, MD, FACS, describes her career path as the first African-American woman neurosurgeon in the U.S., outlines the benefits of peer support for the success of minority physicians, and highlights the importance of retirement planning to avoid surgeon burnout.
Estell Williams, MD, a surgical resident, describes how Alexa Canady, MD, FACS, affected her decision to pursue a career in surgery.
This article examines the ongoing challenges women in surgery face, reports the results of the WiSC medical student call for applicants, and offers insights into how to make surgery a more welcoming profession for women surgeons.
The 2016 National Medical Association Council on Concerns of Women Physicians Service Award was given to Patricia L. Turner, MD, FACS, Director of the ACS Division of Member Services, earlier this year.
The leadership and philanthropic efforts of Amilu Stewart, MD, FACS, are the focus of this month’s column.
Coming in July in JACS, and online now: Surgical training in the United States: Is it time for a paradigm shift?
This news brief highlights a new study published in JACS on the topic of gender-based disparities in promotion criteria.
Being a Woman Surgeon, a new book featuring the personal experiences of women surgeons of all ages, specialties, and backgrounds is highlighted in this month’s column