Archive for March, 2022

Executive Director’s Update: Leading Quality Improvement in Trauma and Cancer for 100 Years

Dr. Turner highlights the notable achievements of both the CoC and the COT as the ACS’ two longest-standing quality programs celebrate 100 years of improving surgical care.

The COT at 100: A Legacy of Improved Care for the Injured Patient

The evolution of the COT and its mission to improve the care of injured patients over the past 100 years is described.

A Family Affair: Mother-Daughter Surgeons Reflect on Relationships and the Changing Face of Surgery

The article describes the professional and personal experiences of mothers and daughters who are active or aspiring surgeons.

RAS-ACS Symposium: Pro: Competency-Based Training: Is There Any Other Way?

This ACS RAS Symposium second-place essay winner identifies the benefits of competency-based training.

RAS-ACS Symposium: Con: Competency-Based Training: A Gateway to Efficiency or a Sprint to the Finish Line?

This ACS RAS Symposium second-place essay winner outlines the challenges associated with competency-based training.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, MD: Ophthalmologist, Author, and Defender of Justice

While Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, MD, is perhaps best known for creating the character of Sherlock Holmes, he also made notable contributions to medicine, some of which remain relevant today.


Profiles in ACS Leadership: A Few Questions for Anton N. Sidawy, MD, MPH, FACS, DFSVS, MAMSE

This profile provides a look into the professional accomplishments and personal interests of Anton N. Sidawy, MD, MPH, FACS,  Chair of the ACS Board of Regents.

RAS-ACS Communications Committee Essay Contest: Introduction from the RAS-ACS Communications Committee Chair

The theme of the 2021 RAS-ACS Communications Committee essay contest was More Than Just a Number: How Should We Be Evaluating Candidates for the Match?

RAS-ACS Communications Committee Essay Contest: More Than Just a Number: How Should We Be Evaluating Candidates for the Match?

Srineil Vuthaluru, MBBS, the 2021 RAS Communications Committee essay winner, describes her experiences participating in a holistic evaluation process for selecting match candidates.


Clinical Trial Examines Postoperative Chemotherapy versus Observation in High-Risk Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors

The S2104 trial compares chemotherapy to observation following resection of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors.

Journal Study Examines Postdischarge Disparities for Non-English Proficient Patients

Summarizes the findings of a study that underscores the critical role clear communication plays in patient care, particularly for patients with limited English proficiency.

The Buxton Mission School, the Original “Pipeline” of Black Surgeons: Part 1

Describes the founding of the Buxton Mission School, which provided a classical education to Black students in Canada in the mid-19th century.

Dr. Simpson Mason

Bonnie Simpson Mason, MD, FAAOS, Named Inaugural Medical Director of ACS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Dr. Simpson Mason, the inaugural Medical Director of the ACS Department of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, will help lead the development and implementation of the College’s antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

Michael J. Sutherland, MD, FACS, Named Director of ACS Member Services

Michael J. Sutherland, MD, FACS, a trauma, critical care, and general surgeon, is the new Director of the ACS Division of Member Services.

Call for Nominations for ACS Secretary

The deadline for submitting nominations for the ACS Secretary position is May 31.



A correction is noted for a recent issue of the Bulletin.

Profiles of 2021 ACS-COSECSA Women Scholars: Part II

The remaining five ACS and the College of Surgeons of East, Central, and Southern Africa (COSECSA) Women Scholars of 2021 are profiled.

ACS Partners with The John A. Hartford Foundation to Enhance GSV Program

With support from The John A. Hartford Foundation, the ACS will evaluate the content, implementation, and outcomes of the GSV Program in real-world care settings.


Introducing the ACS Surgical Patient Education Toolkit

The ACS Surgical Patient Education Toolkit delivers patient education resources via email, text, and health portal.

ACS Commends President Biden’s Plan to Close Gaps in Cancer Screening

The College issued a statement in support of the Biden Administration’s goal of increasing cancer screening.


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