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ACS Resident and Associate Society: Diversity, equity, and inclusion in surgical patient care
The theme for this year’s RAS-ACS issue is Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Surgery.
Introduction: Diversity, equity, and inclusion: The House of Surgery needs work
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.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion: Leveling the playing field for surgical patients
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.
Glass ceilings and sticky floors: Examining diversity and inclusion in the surgical workforce
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.
Mirror, mirror: How current societal issues reflect changes arising in surgery
HIGHLIGHTS Compares the challenges facing LGBTQ+ individuals, minorities, and women in surgery with emerging societal issues Describes lessons learned in other industries that could be used to improve diversity and equity in the surgical workforce Highlights the importance of intersectionality At one time, # meant “number” or was called the pound sign. Since the advent […]
Shoring up the pipeline: Increasing diversity in surgery by enhancing equity and inclusion in the surgical learning environment
HIGHLIGHTS Describes the importance of increasing diversity in surgery at the key phases of surgical training: recruitment, retention, and promotion Identifies how mentorship and sponsorship enhance equitable recruitment of surgeons Explores how policies that address both traditional and nontraditional family structures increase surgeon diversity and retention Summarizes how diverse role models help maintain an inclusive […]
Increasing membership diversity in surgical societies through intentional inclusion
HIGHLIGHTS Describes disparities facing URiMs in surgery and outlines solutions to increase diversity within surgical societies Summarizes how fostering inclusion in the surgical profession is important for both moral and practical reasons, including improved access to care and enhanced patient-provider communication Outlines how professional societies with inclusive policies demonstrate increases in recruitment and retention of […]
Task force reports on how the ACS can confront racism in surgery
Editor’s note: Following is the report from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Task Force on Racial Issues. In his Presidential Address, J. Wayne Meredith, MD, FACS, MCCM, Chair of the task force and ACS President, summarizes the process the workgroup used to develop its recommendations, which included weekly Zoom meetings in June−September 2020. The […]
UVA makes progress in supporting and retaining a diverse surgical trainee population
Efforts over the last three years at the University of Virginia to improve the climate supporting a diverse and equitable setting for surgical trainees are identified.
Letters to the Editor
The following comments were received regarding the need for enhanced gender equity in surgical training and practice.
2018 ACS Governors Survey: Gender inequality and harassment remain a challenge in surgery
The results of a survey of ACS Board of Governors are summarized, including viewpoints and experiences concerning gender inequity and harassment in surgery.
Statement on Gender Salary Equity
The following Statement on Gender Salary Equity was developed by the ACS Women in Surgery Committee in partnership with the Association of Women Surgeons; it was approved by the ACS Board of Regents at its June 2017 meeting.