Tag Archive for ‘leadership’

Executive Director’s update: Building together for a stronger future

In her first Bulletin column as ACS Executive Director, Dr. Patricia L. Turner outlines her strategic priorities for the organization, including expanding the College’s influence as the leading advocate for surgeons and patients.

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking Forward – July 2020

Dr. Hoyt’s Looking forward column—which serves as the cover story this month—outlines leadership strategies for meeting the challenges of two public health crises of our time: the COVID-19 pandemic and racism.

2019 ACS Governors Survey: ACS Governors: Bidirectional communication ambassadors

2019 ACS Governors Survey: ACS Governors: Bidirectional communication ambassadors

*A higher score is preferable.

SSC Women’s Committee lunch, with the UTSW Medical Center department of surgery women faculty and residents. SSC members include, from left (all MD, FACS): Seated, front row: Omaida C. Velazquez; Anne C. Mosenthal; Barbara L. Bass; Leigh A. Neumayer; Sandra L. Wong; Sharmila Dissanaike; and Nita Ahuja. Standing (all MD, FACS): Patricia L. Roberts (second from left); Dr. Killackey (back row, near center, in pink shirt); Margaret Dunn (middle row, center, in red top); Melina R. Kibbe (third from right); and Janet Tuttle-Newhall (far right).

SSC Women’s Committee hosts third annual leadership event

Highlights from the third annual leadership meeting of the Society of Surgical Chairs Women’s Committee are summarized.

Scholarships and Fellowships

RAS-ACS announces Leadership Scholarship Award winners

The Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons recently announced the winners of their Leadership Scholarship Awards.

Dr. Buyske

Dr. Jo Buyske to serve as next ABS executive director

Jo Buyske, MD, FACS, has been elected as the next executive director of the American Board of Surgery.

Participants at the symposium (from left): Dr. Neumayer; Dr. Hawn; Mary T. Killackey, MD, FACS, professor and Robert & Viola Lobrano Chair, department of surgery, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA; Dr. Spector; and Nita Ajuja, MD, FACS, professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

SSC Women’s Committee hosts leadership symposium

The Society of Surgical Chairs Women’s Committee hosted a leadership symposium for 40 women surgeons April 18–19, immediately preceding the annual meeting of the American Surgical Association.

Save the date for the ACS Surgeons as Leaders Course in June

The ACS Surgeons as Leaders: From Operating Room to Boardroom course will take place June 5–8 in Durham, NC.

Apply now for ACS Surgeons as Leaders course in June

The ACS Surgeons as Leaders: From Operating Room to Boardroom course will take place June 7–10 at ACS headquarters in Chicago, IL.

Dr. Kuo

RAS-ACS announces winners of Leadership Scholarship Awards

The Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons recently announced the winners of the Leadership Scholarship Awards.

Changing the surgical culture, one apple at a time

“In health care, the culture of intimidation is often perpetuated down the chain, as that same intimidated individual turns around and bullies a resident or medical student,” observes the author of this month’s column. Although the surgical profession has begun to address disruptive behavior over the past decade, there is still a demonstrated need for continued improvement at medical institutions throughout the country.

Advanced degrees for surgeons and their impact on leadership

Inadequate leadership education and preparation in the curricula of most U.S. medical schools and residency programs has contributed to this shift. Success in academic medicine requires scientific and clinical aptitude.

Dr. Turner

Surgical leadership across generations

Over the last decade, a transformation has occurred in surgery. With rapid technological advances, changes in reimbursement, and modifications to resident training programs, strong leadership is needed to ensure future success.

From the Chair of the RAS-ACS: Leadership skills continue to serve past RAS-ACS Chairs in their current roles

Surgeons lead in many different ways. Surgeons lead in the operating room (OR), heading a team of practitioners caring for a single patient who has put his or her well-being in their hands. Surgeons lead on rounds, heading a clinical team responsible for the day-to-day progress of a patient’s surgical care.


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