Tag Archive for ‘burnout’

Executive Director’s Update: Maintaining Our Well-Being during the Pandemic

Dr. Turner identifies ACS resources aimed at promoting well-being, resilience, and work-life balance and underscores the importance of self-care  in order to alleviate symptoms of burnout.



Coming next month in JACS and online now: Burnout and stress among U.S. surgery residents: Psychological distress and resilience

A study published in an upcoming issue of JACS describes burnout and distress symptoms that are experienced in general surgery training.


Coming in September in JACS, and online now: National survey of burnout among U.S. general surgery residents

An analysis of the first national survey evaluating burnout among general surgery residents is featured in the September issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

Vascular practice develops night float call system to improve attending well-being without decreasing productivity

Work-hour restrictions and how they are applied to residents versus attendings are described in this article. The authors describe how they implemented a rotating call system to help ensure the attending surgeons’ elective schedules were clear after being on night call.

Governors’ Committee on Physician Competency and Health

The latest report of the Board of Governors’ Committee on Physician Competency and Health provides updates on committee activities and highlights the recently released Being Well and Staying Competent: Challenges for the Surgeon, which is available on the ACS members-only portal at www.efacs.org.


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