Archive for August, 2019

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – August 2019

The educational programming and networking opportunities available at this year’s Clinical Congress in San Francisco, CA, are described.

Surgeon Wellness and Resilience

Nurturing wellness and fostering resilience during a surgical career: An introduction

This introduction to the annual RAS-ACS issue describes the benefits associated with developing wellness and resilience.

Surgeon Wellness and Resilience

The transformation of surgical education and its influence on resident wellness

The evolution of the surgical training model and its potential effect on resident wellness are identified, as are the benefits and challenges of maintaining work-life balance.

Surgeon Wellness and Resilience

Silence is deadly: The importance of communication in addressing wellness and burnout in surgical residency

Describes how positive modes of communication affect resident wellness and highlights potential barriers for physicians seeking help to overcome burnout and mental illness.

Surgeon Wellness and Resilience

A sense of belonging and community can mitigate physician burnout

The causes and effects of burnout are summarized as well as the benefits of joining professional societies to foster wellness and resilience.

Surgeon Wellness and Resilience

Training resilient surgeons: Where do we go from here?

Examines how the fields of aviation and education maintain successful approaches to building mental and emotional resilience and summarizes action items for developing a health care culture that fosters physician wellness.

RAS-ACS Symposium: Shift Work Surgery

Shift work surgery: Loss of continuity or sensible balance of responsibility?

The benefits associated with shift work, including improved job satisfaction and enhanced resident education opportunities, are described as are the challenges including the potential for diminished continuity of care.

From Residency to Retirement

Medical Student Program at Clinical Congress has lasting impact

A fourth-year medical school student describes her experience as a participant in the Medical Student Program at Clinical Congress.


Gastric cancer: Recent updates in surgical and multimodality therapy

Recently completed and ongoing clinical trials in resectable gastric cancer are summarized.

2018 Eisenberg Award presentation: David M. Shahian, MD (center), chairman, STS Council on Quality, Research, and Patient Safety, with Shantanu Agrawal, MD, MPhil (left), NQF president and chief executive officer, and David Baker, MD, MPH, FACP, executive vice-president, Division of Health Care Quality Evaluation, The Joint Commission (Photo courtesy of The Joint Commission and the NQF)

2018 Eisenberg Award winners include Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons received the 2018 Eisenberg Award for their sustained reductions in adverse outcomes and near-universal adoption of desirable care processes.

Figure 1. Hospital Discharge Status

Under the influence: Alcohol-related trauma

This month’s column examines National Trauma Data Bank® records on the occurrence of injuries in patients under the influence of alcohol.

Dateline DC

Dateline DC—Federal legislative priorities require surgeon advocate action

The ACS encourages all surgeon advocates to participate and help raise the profile of federal legislative priorities that require Congress’ attention.

Dr. Buchwald (right) with Dr. Maier.

Dr. Henry Buchwald receives the 2019 ACS Jacobson Innovation Award

The 2019 Jacobson Innovation Award honors the accomplishments of Henry Buchwald, MD, PhD, FACS, FRCSEng(Hon), for his pioneering work and innovative research in metabolic and bariatric surgery.

Dr. Trunkey

In memoriam: Donald D. Trunkey, MD, FACS, a giant in trauma surgery

Donald D. Trunkey, MD, FACS, one of the most influential trauma surgeons in the U.S., died May 1 after a protracted illness.

Operation Giving Back

Operation Giving Back provides array of volunteer opportunities

Opportunities to engage in international and domestic humanitarian outreach through ACS Operation Giving Back are summarized.

Brandeis EMBA for Physicians offers scholarship for ACS Fellows

Brandeis EMBA for Physicians offers scholarship for ACS Fellows

The Brandeis Executive MBA for Physicians is offering a 15 percent tuition scholarship to all ACS Fellows who apply for the 2020 program.

Get involved with JACS

Opportunities for members of the Resident and Associate Society of the ACS to get involved with the Journal of the American College of Surgeons are summarized.

Coming next month in JACS and online now: Patient satisfaction and pain control using an opioid-sparing postoperative pathway

Researchers found that patients reported minimal or no opioid use after implementation of an opioid-sparing pathway while still reporting high satisfaction and pain control.


RAS-ACS announces inaugural Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award

The RAS-ACS Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award was created to honor an exceptional ACS Fellow who has had a marked impact on the engagement of a Resident Member or Associate Fellow.

ACS News

Residents: Prepare to take your ACS membership to the next level

Resident Members of the ACS are encouraged to apply for Associate Fellowship.


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