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RAS-ACS Symposium: Competency-based training: A gateway to efficiency or a hurried sprint to the finish line
The benefits and challenges associated with competency-based training, which is the topic of the 2021 RAS Symposium, are summarized.
Describes the development of the Optimal Resources for Surgery Residency Training manual, scheduled for be released later this year, which seeks to create a common vision of the goals of surgical training and clarify and improve the training process though enhanced stakeholder engagement.
Identifies the benefits and challenges associated with the surgical trainee’s role in patient care and provides recommendations for discussing trainee involvement with patients.
A resident describes her experience during night call at a Level I trauma center and calls for the development of coping strategies for overcoming grief for future generations of trauma surgeons.
This article focuses on the results of the Clinician Cultural and Linguistic Assessment and the benefits for enhanced patient care by residents who are multilingual.
The ACS Clinical Scholars in Residence program is accepting applications for the 2021–2023 positions.
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.
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.
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.
The importance of international collaboration, with an emphasis on Italian surgeons who have contributed to this movement, is highlighted.
The ACS Clinical Scholars in Residence program is accepting applications for the 2020–2022 positions.
Outlines the history of locum tenens physicians and identifies the benefits and challenges associated with temporary staff surgeons.
RAS-ACS Symposium essays: Residents describe the benefits and challenges of physician extenders in academic surgery
The topic of this year’s Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons Symposium was Physician Extenders in Academic Surgery: Integrated Partner or Parallel Player? The following are the second place essays submitted featuring views from both sides of the debate.
The role of physician extenders in resident education is explored.
Summarizes the benefits of APPs including reducing resident workload and enhanced patient care.
Dr. Hoyt introduces the theme of this year’s RAS-ACS issue—resident autonomy as a stepping stone to independent surgical practice—and describes solutions that were discussed at the third Annual ACS Summit on Surgical Training.
In this introduction to the annual RAS-ACS issue, the author describes the challenges associated with balancing resident autonomy with patient safety.
Describes the surgeon’s role in advocacy-related efforts to enhance autonomy and summarizes regulations affecting medical training, including work-hour and billing restrictions.