Tag Archive for ‘mentorship’

Profiles in ACS leadership: A few questions for Steven D. Wexner, MD, FACS, FRCSEng, FRCSEd, FRCSI(Hon), FRCSGlasg(Hon)

This profile provides a look into the professional accomplishments and personal interests of Steven D. Wexner, MD, FACS, Vice-Chair, ACS Board of Regents, and Director, Digestive Disease Center, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston.

Lunch with Norm

Dr. Rich’s ability to connect with and influence colleagues and mentees is described as is his pioneering work in vascular repair.

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.


2020 RAS-ACS Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award given to Dr. Ned Z. Carp

Dr. Ned Z. Carp was recognized as the 2020 RAS-ACS Outstanding Mentor of the Year at the virtual Clinical Congress 2020.

YFA Communications Committee Essay Contest winner: Transitioning to mid-practice: Trust me: “I have been doing this for a while”

Sameh M. Said, MBBCh, MD, FACS, the winner of the YFA Communications Committee essay contest, summarizes lessons learned transitioning to the mid-practice stage of his career.


RAS-ACS announces inaugural Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award

The RAS-ACS Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award was created to honor an exceptional ACS Fellow who has had a marked impact on the engagement of a Resident Member or Associate Fellow.

Dr. Mason

2019 Leadership & Advocacy Summit: Ascending
to the C-suite and identifying health policy priorities

This article summarizes the highlights of the annual Leadership & Advocacy Summit in Washington, DC.

Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety

Making quality stick: Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety: The effects of disruptive behavior, mentoring, and coaching on quality improvement

This excerpt from Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety examines two behaviors exhibited by surgeons—disruptive behavior and mentorship—and their effect on quality of care.

Excellence in surgery: Becoming the “best” you can be

Excellence in surgery: Becoming the “best” you can be

The traits of outstanding surgeons are described, as is the role of mentorship and open communication, both of which support achieving excellence in surgery.

National Doctors Day

National Doctors’ Day initiative highlights gratitude for mentors

The important role of mentors and the contributions that ACS Fellows made to the ACS Foundation on National Doctors’ Day this year in honor of are described.

Dr. Organ

Honoring mentors: An ACS tradition

The value of mentorship as exemplified by the Claude H. Organ, Jr., MD, FACS, Traveling Fellowship; the Thomas R. Russell, MD, FACS, Faculty Research Fellowship; and the Olga M. Jonasson Lectureship is the focus of this month’s column.

Global medicine

Above and beyond: A primer for young surgeons interested in global surgery

Guidelines for participating in a global surgery program and a curated list of resources for surgeons interested in pursuing these opportunities are provided.


A rural surgeon looks back on his experiences

A rural surgeon highlights the benefits associated with practicing in a non-urban setting, such as surgeon autonomy and the opportunity to deliver care to people who reside in your community.


The 2016 RAS-ACS annual Communications Committee essay contest: An introduction

The theme of the 2016 RAS-ACS annual Communications Committee essay contest was Paying It Forward: When the Mentee Becomes the Mentor.

First-place essay: Paying it forward: When the mentee becomes the mentor

Kevin Koo, MD, MPH, MPhil, the 2016 RAS Communications Committee essay winner, describes how his experiences as a student with strong mentors have shaped how he works with junior members of the operating team today.

Rural Surgery

Rural surgery: High pressure but rewarding

The challenges of practicing in a rural setting, including professional isolation, are explored in this month’s column.

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – July 2016

Dr. Hoyt’s column highlights his experiences as the Aubre de Lambert Maynard Guest Lecturer at Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, and the institution’s commitment to increase the diversity of the health care workforce.

Three generations of Harry Richter, MDs. The infant, Dr. Harry Richter III, is flanked at left by his father Dr. Harry Richter, Jr., and his grandfather, Dr. Harry Richter, Sr.

A family tradition: Fellows describe influence of surgeon parents and other relatives

Generations of practicing surgeons are profiled in this article, including descendants of the original founders of the College.

Coaching and mentoring modern surgeons

Mentoring styles, with an emphasis on the mosaic model, are discussed in this article, along with recommendations for successful mentoring, guidelines for applying ACS values to the mentor/mentee relationship, and qualities mentees should exhibit to forge a mutually beneficial relationships with their role models.


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