Tag Archive for ‘Young Fellows Association’

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Young surgeons speak up: Stringent OR attire restrictions decrease morale without improving outcomes

The results of a study assessing surgeons’ reactions to operating room attire restrictions conducted by the YFA of the ACS are described in this article, as are the possible effects of these restrictions on patient safety.

Dr. Christmas

YFA Advocacy and Issues Workgroup Essay Contest: Weather the storm

The following essay is the winner of the YFA Advocacy & Issues Workgroup essay contest. This year’s contest focused on how young surgeons are achieving their personal best working within organized medicine by advocating to state and federal government officials for the safety and well-being of the surgical patient and/or for the surgeon.

2014–2015 YFA Governing Council at Clinical Congress 2015

Not your father’s ACS: The view from the Chair of the YFA

This article highlights the College’s efforts to be more inclusive of young surgeons in its educational programming and among its leadership ranks and summarizes future goals of the YFA.

YFA Essay Contest: Introduction

The introduction to the winner of the ACS Young Fellows Association Essay Contest describes the essayist as an exemplar of this year’s theme.

YFA Advocacy and Issues Workgroup Essay Contest: Achieving our personal best through advocacy

The following essay is the winner of the YFA Advocacy & Issues Workgroup essay contest, which was on the topic of how they are achieving their personal best as a young surgeon working within organized medicine by advocating to state and federal government officials for the safety and well-being of the surgical patient and/or for the surgeon.

Dr. Sutherland

YFA announces 2014–2015 Chair, Governing Council

Michael Sutherland, MD, FACS, is the newly appointed Chair of the Young Fellows Association (YFA), and Jacob Moalem, MD, FACS, is the new Vice-Chair. New members of the YFA Governing Council members are also announced.

The YFA Essay Contest: Introduction

The introduction to the first place winner of the inaugural ACS Young Fellows Association Essay Contest highlights the inspiration for this year’s theme.

First YFA Essay Contest winner: The promise of a profession lies within us

The first YFA Essay Contest winner reveals his thoughts on overcoming the financial, legal, regulatory, and other challenges facing the surgical profession today.

2014 Leadership program: Emotional intelligence, mentoring are keys to effective performance

This article provides a summary of the Leadership program at the 2014 ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit. The Leadership program featured presentations on strengthening leadership and mentoring skills, chapter development and success stories, and the practical applications of emotional intelligence skills to enhance personal and professional relationships.

2014 Advocacy program: Attendees learn about traditions that influence legislative outcomes

Presented in conjunction with the ACS Leadership program, the Advocacy Summit is an opportunity to rally surgery’s collective grassroots advocacy voice. More than 280 surgeons attended meetings on Capitol Hill to confer with their legislators and congressional staff on key issues of importance to the College.

YFA essay submissions, “Promise of a profession,” due May 1

The College’s Young Fellows Association is accepting essays on “The promise of a profession: The transformation of surgery and surgeons into the next decade.” Essay submissions should be 400–500 words in length and are due May 1, 2014.

Report on ACSPA/ACS activities: October 2013

This report details the recent activities, initiatives, and business matters of both the American College of Surgeons Professional Association and of the ACS as of October 2013.

Revitalized Leadership Conference motivates members to redefine roles and responsibilities

This article provides a summary of the 2013 Leadership Conference, which featured presentations on ACS infrastructure, the roles and responsibilities of College leaders, means of enhancing member engagement, and best practices for chapter leaders.

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