Tag Archive for ‘mentoring’

Developing surgical autonomy through character development: Self-efficacy, grit, and resilience

Developing surgical autonomy through character development: Self-efficacy, grit, and resilience

Identifies tools for promoting self-efficacy among residents, such as curriculum development and mentorship programs, and outlines characteristics associated with grit.

Perceptions of resident operative autonomy

Perceptions of resident operative autonomy

Discusses recent studies examining gaps in perceptions of autonomy and describes the importance of aligning these views to improve resident operative independence.

surgeons in caps in the OR

Retired surgeons as peer teachers in resident medical education: An underused resource

A viable solution to the surgical workforce shortage could include retired surgeons who often seek out post-retirement teaching opportunities.

Rashmi Roy, MD, FACS

ACS WiSC addresses ongoing challenges for women in surgery

This article examines the ongoing challenges women in surgery face, reports the results of the WiSC medical student call for applicants, and offers insights into how to make surgery a more welcoming profession for women surgeons.

Dr. Hughes as part of a panel discussion on career choices with KU Wichita students

The joy of teaching as a rural surgeon

This column describes the experiences related to establishing an independent pre-med program and offers suggestions for how to launch such a program in a rural area.

Save the date: Clinical Trials Methods Course, November 6−10, in Chicago

The ACS Surgical Research Committee will offer the 12th biennial Clinical Trials Methods Course, November 6–10, at the ACS headquarters in Chicago, IL.

Letters to the Editor

The following comments were received regarding recent articles published in the Bulletin.

Making the transition from mentee to mentor

This article focuses on the importance of mentoring for residents, describes the qualities of effective mentors, and offers suggestions for how young surgeons can make the transition from mentee to mentor.

ACS Women in Surgery Committee issues call for mentees: July 31 deadline

The ACS Women in Surgery Committee is seeking applications for the Mentorship Program for Women Surgeons. Applications for mentees are due July 31.

2014 Leadership program: Emotional intelligence, mentoring are keys to effective performance

This article provides a summary of the Leadership program at the 2014 ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit. The Leadership program featured presentations on strengthening leadership and mentoring skills, chapter development and success stories, and the practical applications of emotional intelligence skills to enhance personal and professional relationships.

2013 Clinical Trials Methods Course provides opportunity for learning and networking

An overview of the American College of Surgeons’ 2013 Clinical Trials Methods Course, held at the end of last year at the College’s headquarters in Chicago, is provided in this news brief.

Is medicine still a good profession? Reflections of a retired surgeon

This column is intended to provide an opportunity for surgeons at every stage of their career to discuss their concerns regarding the practice and profession of surgery. The inaugural column offers the perspective of a retired surgeon with regard to whether surgeons should encourage young people to pursue a career in medicine and the importance of mentorship.

The near-death of a president, and the birth of a career: An interview with Dr. Napolitano

Lena M. Napolitano, MD, FACS, FCCP, FCCM—a trauma surgeon and Chair of the ACS Board of Regents—reveals what inspired her to select surgery as a career, the evolving role of women surgeons, the value of mentoring students, and more.

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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