Tag Archive for ‘Advisory Council for Rural Surgery’

ACS Advisory Council for Rural Surgery hard at work

The current activities of the ACS Advisory Council for Rural Surgery are described.

ACS intervenes to resolve questions about the 96-hour rule

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.

ACS rural listserv: An “underdog” success story

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.

Register now for 2014 Rural Surgery Symposium, May 9–10, in Chicago

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.

Students need exposure to the joys of rural surgery

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 surgical practice requires new training model, offers great opportunities

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.

A Regent’s perspective

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.

2011–2012: A year of reaffirming the College’s past and anticipating the needs of the future

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.

College leaders answer the question, “Why is rural surgery an important issue now?”

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.

New Advisory Council for Rural Surgery offers several programs during Clinical Congress

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.


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