Tag Archive for ‘resident training’
Describes the evolution of physician extenders (PEs) and the potential effect of PEs on resident education by reducing time spent with patients; highlights two models for PE assimilation into practice.
The evolution of the TTP Program to the new ACS Mastery in General Surgery Program is described, along with the experiences of three accredited institutions.
Previous ACS Clinical Scholars describe how the program affected their career path and why this program continues to result in improved patient outcomes and safer patient care.
Can communication proficiency mitigate moral distress among surgeons? A case study and call to action
Moral distress and its potential effects on patient care are described using a case study in which an inexperienced resident must deliver difficult news without mentoring from the attending.
The challenges faced by surgical trainees of color are described as are recommendations for enhancing the training environment.
The ACS Clinical Scholars in Residence program is accepting applications for the 2019–2021 positions.
Coming next month in JACS and online now: Burnout and stress among U.S. surgery residents: Psychological distress and resilience
A study published in an upcoming issue of JACS describes burnout and distress symptoms that are experienced in general surgery training.
This article describes a program at Maricopa Medical Center aimed at preparing residents for medical liability litigation and defines lessons learned for developing a program that prepares students for the possibility of being deposed in a liability lawsuit.
The achievements of ACS Scholars in Residence are described, and a call for applications for the 2018–2020 positions is issued.
Pimping as a common pedagogic technique throughout the history of formal medical education is examined in this article, which also describes the pros and cons of this technique and offers suggestions for effectively engaging in pimping.
The topic for this year’s 2014 Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS) symposium competition was the Five-Year General Surgery Residency: Reform vs. Revolution. The following are the first and second place essays submitted from both sides of the debate.
Competency should be measured not by demonstrating recall of management algorithms, argues the author of this essay, but rather by the ability to adapt to evolving recommended practices and technology.
Simulation training and a standardized curriculum during the first two years of surgical residency will enhance the surgical training process, according to the author of this essay.
First-place essay—reform: Reformation of current surgical residency and fellowship training is the best solution
The evolution of surgical training cannot occur with restructuring fellowship programs, notes the author of this essay. Rather, the ideal training model should be anchored by a core surgical residency program modeled after the first three years of the current training paradigm.
Second-place essay—reform: Revisiting the visions of Halsted, Churchill, and Dudley to fix surgical training a century later
The current training system could be improved if surgical education, skill modules, and mentorship began earlier for those planning to apply for general surgery programs, according to the author of this essay, who also suggests that surgical training programs include early specialization while maintaining core general surgery rotations.
The future of general surgery residency, which will be debated at this year’s RAS-ACS Symposium at the 2014 Clinical Congress in San Francisco, CA, is the subject of this article.
This article describes the ongoing health care needs of patients in low-resource nations, describes the shortcomings of current efforts to deliver this care and foster surgical education in the developing world, and offers an ethical model for training a sustainable global surgical workforce.
Ajit K. Sachdeva, MD, FACS, FRCSC, Director of the ACS Division of Education, delivered the Ira A. Ferguson, MD, Lecture at Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, in April. The presentation focused on issues involving the preparation of surgery residents for independent practice, new directions in residency education and training in surgery, and national programs to address transitions in surgical careers.
The lasting impact of Henry T. Bahnson, MD, FACS, a Past-President of the College, is detailed in this month’s column.
RAS-ACS International Exchange Scholarship Program provides unique opportunity for global collaboration
The goals and preliminary impact of the International Exchange Scholarship Program developed by the Resident and Associate Society of the College are summarized in this column, along with brief excerpts of scholars’ reports detailing their experiences with the program.