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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.

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – July 2021

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.

Discussing the role of surgical trainees with patients: Challenges and opportunities

Identifies the benefits and challenges associated with the surgical trainee’s role in patient care and provides recommendations for discussing trainee involvement with patients.

Trauma nights: Caring for our patients and ourselves

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.

We need to talk: Study highlights effort to overcome language barriers in surgical patient care

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.

ACS Clinical Scholars in Residence

ACS Clinical Scholars in Residence benefit from access to outcomes measures and mentors

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?

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

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.

The Italian surgeons who helped build international relationships

The importance of international collaboration, with an emphasis on Italian surgeons who have contributed to this movement, is highlighted.

ACS Clinical Scholars in Residence

ACS Clinical Scholars in Residence benefit from access to outcomes measures and mentors

The ACS Clinical Scholars in Residence program is accepting applications for the 2020–2022 positions.

Locum tenens surgery: An opportunity to improve access to quality surgical care

Locum tenens surgery: An opportunity to improve access to quality surgical care

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

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.

RAS-ACS Symposium essays: Residents describe the benefits and challenges of physician extenders in academic surgery

NPPs: Exploring their contribution and impact on resident education

The role of physician extenders in resident education is explored.

RAS-ACS Symposium essays: Residents describe the benefits and challenges of physician extenders in academic surgery

Physician extenders: Integrated members of surgical teams

Summarizes the benefits of APPs including reducing resident workload and enhanced patient care.

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – August 2018

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.

Bridging the autonomy gap in surgical training

Bridging the autonomy gap in surgical training: An introduction

In this introduction to the annual RAS-ACS issue, the author describes the challenges associated with balancing resident autonomy with patient safety.

The autonomy crisis: A call to action for resident advocacy

The autonomy crisis: A call to action for resident advocacy

Describes the surgeon’s role in advocacy-related efforts to enhance autonomy and summarizes regulations affecting medical training, including work-hour and billing restrictions.

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