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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 […]

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.

ACS News

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.

From Residency to Retirement

ACS offers opportunities for increased specialty resident participation in the College

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.

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

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

RAS Communications Committee Essay Contest: Cut it out: Changing the status quo

RAS Communications Committee Essay Contest: Cut it out: Changing the status quo

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?

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.

RAS-ACS Symposium essays: Shift work surgery: Loss of continuity or sensible balance of responsibility?

Pro: Shift work surgery: Loss of continuity or sensible balance of responsibility?

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.

RAS-ACS Symposium essays: Shift work surgery: Loss of continuity or sensible balance of responsibility?

Con: Shift work surgery: Loss of continuity or sensible balance of responsibility?

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.

Surgeon Wellness and Resilience

Nurturing wellness and fostering resilience during a surgical career: An introduction

This introduction to the annual RAS-ACS issue describes the benefits associated with developing wellness and resilience.

Surgeon Wellness and Resilience

The transformation of surgical education and its influence on resident wellness

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.

Surgeon Wellness and Resilience

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.

Surgeon Wellness and Resilience

A sense of belonging and community can mitigate physician burnout

The causes and effects of burnout are summarized as well as the benefits of joining professional societies to foster wellness and resilience.

Surgeon Wellness and Resilience

Training resilient surgeons: Where do we go from here?

Examines how the fields of aviation and education maintain successful approaches to building mental and emotional resilience and summarizes action items for developing a health care culture that fosters physician wellness.

RAS-ACS Symposium: Shift Work Surgery

Shift work surgery: Loss of continuity or sensible balance of responsibility?

The benefits associated with shift work, including improved job satisfaction and enhanced resident education opportunities, are described as are the challenges including the potential for diminished continuity of care.

Get involved with JACS

Opportunities for members of the Resident and Associate Society of the ACS to get involved with the Journal of the American College of Surgeons are summarized.

ACS News

RAS-ACS announces inaugural Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award

Nominations for the inaugural RAS-ACS Outstanding Mentor of the Year Award are now being accepted.

Jeremy D. Kauffman, MD

RAS-ACS announces 2019 Leadership Scholarship Award winners

The recipients of the Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons Leadership Scholarship Awards are announced.

RAS-ACS Essay Contest: Balance on a very thin wire

RAS-ACS Essay Contest: Balance on a very thin wire

Joshua J. Goldman, MD, 2018 RAS Communications Committee essay winner, describes an incident when his commitment to being a surgeon conflicted with his personal wellness.

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