Tag Archive for ‘Advisory Council for Rural Surgery’
The current activities of the ACS Advisory Council for Rural Surgery are described.
This month’s column provides an overview of the 96-hour rule and the ACS’ efforts to develop a legislative solution to repeal the law.
The rural listserv—which is the focus of this month’s column—has successfully connected rural surgeons as a group while also engaging them with the ACS leadership.
The 2014 Rural Surgery Symposium—Advocacy, Economics, and Patient Care—will focus on national and local influences on surgical care in rural America as well as how changes in surgical education may affect future rural surgical care.
Overcoming barriers to recruiting rural surgeons are addressed in this article, including mentoring, exposing students to rural career earlier in their careers, and recruiting more students from rural backgrounds.
Rural surgeons should be capable of providing emergency care for specialty surgical problems as well as for general surgery conditions. Several educational opportunities are currently available for residents to develop a wide range of skills, and this column provides an overview of some of these training models, including rural surgery rotations, dedicated training tracks, the immersion approach, and fellowship opportunities.
James K. Elsey, MD, FACS, Regental liaison to the Advisory Council for Rural Surgery discusses his experiences as a rural surgeon and offers potential solutions to the problems with recruiting and training surgeons to practice in a nonurban environment.
J. David Richardson, MD, FACS, Past-Chair of the ACS Board of Regents highlights key policies and programs that the Board approved over the last year and provides updates on the College’s activities related to quality improvement, access to care, and surgical education.
The College’s Board of Regents has placed new emphasis on the issue of rural surgery, and with the Board’s support an Advisory Council for Rural Surgery was formed in June 2012. This column explores what motivated the ACS leadership to start focusing attention on this important issue now.
As part of a commitment to surgeons who practice outside metropolitan areas, the Board of Regents established the ACS Advisory Council for Rural Surgery during its June 2012 meeting.