Tag Archive for ‘rural surgery training’

Understanding gaps in pediatric surgery care in rural environments and forging a path forward

Outlines the factors contributing to the comfort level of general surgeons and anesthesiologists treating pediatric patients in rural hospitals.


Longitudinal experience with the RTTDC: Improving outcomes through collaboration

The challenges rural trauma centers face, including practice variability, tertiary care referral, and staffing shortages, are summarized as is the evolution of the RTTDC, including evidence-based research that underscores the effectiveness of the program.

Mayo Clinic joins the national effort to train tomorrow’s rural

Mayo Clinic joins the national effort to train tomorrow’s rural surgeons

Outlines the Mayo Clinic’s development of a rural general surgery training track and identifies lessons learned in the first three years of the program.

Dispatches from Rural Surgeons

What medical students need to know about training for a career in rural surgery

The ACS Advisory Council for Rural Surgery’s efforts to stimulate enhanced interest in rural surgery among medical students are summarized.

Rural Surgery

Diamonds in the rough—a case for rural surgery rotations

A resident offers his perspective on strategies for stemming rural workforce shortages.

Dr. Aaland with a patient at a rural hospital in Jamestown

The North Dakota Rural Surgery Support Program: Providing surgical services to communities in need

This column outlines the rationale for starting the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences Rural Surgery Support Program, explains how it works, and describes the initial effects of the initiative.

Rural surgery is a global issue: The perspective of an Argentine surgeon

The challenges and benefits of practicing surgery in rural Argentina are highlighted in this column.

Students need exposure to the joys of rural surgery

Overcoming barriers to recruiting rural surgeons are addressed in this article, including mentoring, exposing students to rural career earlier in their careers, and recruiting more students from rural backgrounds.

Rural surgery in “The Great White North”— universal care or universal challenge?

Access to timely, affordable, and quality surgical care is an ongoing challenge for Canadians, particularly those individuals living in rural communities. This column highlights several factors that affect the provision of rural surgical services in Canada, including training, certification and licensing issues, and challenges related to recruitment and retention.

New Advisory Council for Rural Surgery offers several programs during Clinical Congress

As part of a commitment to surgeons who practice outside metropolitan areas, the Board of Regents established the ACS Advisory Council for Rural Surgery during its June 2012 meeting.


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