Archive for May, 2021
In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt presents an overview of the College’s past experience with matters of race and outlines steps the organization is taking to create a more diverse and inclusive membership.
Describes the social determinants of health such as economics, environment, education, and access to care and examines these factors within a surgical quality improvement framework.
Identifies the benefits and challenges associated with the surgical trainee’s role in patient care and provides recommendations for discussing trainee involvement with patients.
Dr. Nguyen—a pediatric plastic and craniofacial surgeon and member of an indie rock band—describes his experience performing at the 2021 virtual presidential inauguration celebration.
Dr. Rich’s ability to connect with and influence colleagues and mentees is described as is his pioneering work in vascular repair.
The results of a survey of the ACS Board of Governors and the ACS Young Fellows Association are summarized, including viewpoints and experiences regarding peer review.
This profile provides a look into the professional accomplishments and personal interests of Raphael Sun, MD, Chair of the Executive Committee of the Resident and Associate Society of the ACS.
The results of a quality improvement initiative in the intensive care unit at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, focused on reducing inappropriate prophylactic antibiotic use in neonatal patients.
Describes the aim and structure of the OPT-IN trial, which was developed to address the high recurrence rates seen in patients with presumably localized disease after re-resection of incidentally diagnosed gallbladder cancer.
The challenges faced by health care professionals during the peak of COVID-19, including rapidly evolving guidelines and patient surges, are summarized.
A resident describes her experience during night call at a Level I trauma center and calls for the development of coping strategies for overcoming grief for future generations of trauma surgeons.
Describes the ACS’ role in leading the profession toward surgical specialization in the U.S.
Profiles the 2020 ACS-COSECSA Women Scholars.
The ACS announced a new National Surgeon Scientist Program to provide funding for faculty members with a research focus on cancer-related disease who are within their first five years of appointment.
Program highlights for the upcoming Leadership & Advocacy Summit 2021 are summarized.
Registration is open for the 2021 ACS Quality and Safety Conference VIRTUAL, July 12-16.
Nominations for the annual Dr. Mary Edwards Walker Inspiring Women in Surgery Award are now being accepted.
This report describes the recent activities, initiatives, and business matters of both the ACSPA and the College as of February 2021.