J. Wayne Meredith, MD, FACS, MCCM, underscored the importance of embracing diversity as a sustainable approach to moving the surgical profession forward in his Presidential Address at Clinical Congress 2020.
The theme for this year’s RAS-ACS issue is Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Surgery.
This introduction to the annual RAS-ACS issue provides an overview of the benefits and challenges associated with developing processes and policies that support diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Describes how the College can play a leadership role in reducing surgical care inequities to surgical care and identifies how the RAS-ACS Fellows are uniquely positioned to advocate for health care parity for underserved populations.
Identifies historical milestones in achieving a level of diversity in health care and summarizes areas requiring additional work, specifically the attitudes regarding gender equity and sexual orientation in the surgical workforce.
More in this category
- Mirror, mirror: How current societal issues reflect changes arising in surgery
- Shoring up the pipeline: Increasing diversity in surgery by enhancing equity and inclusion in the surgical learning environment
- Increasing membership diversity in surgical societies through intentional inclusion
- Task force reports on how the ACS can confront racism in surgery
- Teaching trainees how to write: Surgical resident opioid prescribing and perioperative pain management
- A decade of bridging nationalities and surgical specialties: The RAS-ACS International Exchange Program
- 2021 CPT coding changes affect payment for E/M and other services
- RAS-ACS Communications Committee Essay Contest: Artificial intelligence in surgery: A call to action
- STOP THE BLEED®: A model for surgeon leaders looking to initiate a new program
- Clinical Congress 2020 highlights
- 2020 CoC operative standards: Where are we now?
- ACS Officers, Regents, and Board of Governors’ Executive Committee
- ONLINE FIRST: 2021 Medicare physician fee schedule: How will it affect your practice?
- Looking forward – October 2020
- Silent no more: Intimate partner violence and our surgical colleagues