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The theme for this year’s RAS-ACS issue is Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Surgery.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
A decade of bridging nationalities and surgical specialties: The RAS-ACS International Exchange Program
HIGHLIGHTS Outlines the aim of the RAS-ACS International Exchange Program Summarizes the findings of a recent RAS-ACS survey Describes three components for providing a high-value international exchange program Since 2011, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has partnered with surgical societies around the world to foster connections among early-career surgeons. This article describes the College’s Resident […]
RAS-ACS Communications Committee Essay Contest: Artificial intelligence in surgery: A call to action
Tyler J. Loftus, MD, the 2020 RAS Communications Committee essay winner, describes the role of artificial intelligence in surgery.
Should residents unionize? Hear the pros and cons at virtual Clinical Congress 2020 RAS-ACS Symposium
The initial paragraphs of the introductory essay on resident unionization, the focus of the annual RAS-ACS symposium, is featured.
Professional enrichment opportunities provided by the RAS-ACS are described as is an effort to enhance OB-GYN resident involvement in the College in Pennsylvania and across the U.S.
The following comments were received regarding recent articles published in the Bulletin.
Laura F. Goodman, MD, MPH, RAS Communications Committee essay winner, outlines the benefits of fostering an inclusive environment within the surgical profession.
RAS-ACS Symposium essays: Shift work surgery: Loss of continuity or sensible balance of responsibility?
The topic of this year’s ACS Resident and Associate Society Symposium is Shift Work Surgery: Loss of Continuity or Sensible Balance of Responsibility; the following are the second-place essays submitted, offering views from both sides of the debate.
This essay supports the perspective that shift work has been successfully implemented in other surgical specialties, including acute care and in hospitalist programs, and can help address the issues of burnout and work-life integration.
This essay asserts that shift work disrupts the continuum of surgical patient care and interferes with residents’ full exposure to all phases of surgical care delivery.
This introduction to the annual RAS-ACS issue describes the benefits associated with developing wellness and resilience.
The evolution of the surgical training model and its potential effect on resident wellness are identified, as are the benefits and challenges of maintaining work-life balance.
Silence is deadly: The importance of communication in addressing wellness and burnout in surgical residency
Describes how positive modes of communication affect resident wellness and highlights potential barriers for physicians seeking help to overcome burnout and mental illness.
The causes and effects of burnout are summarized as well as the benefits of joining professional societies to foster wellness and resilience.