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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.

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Statement on Guidelines for the Ethical Use of Social Media by Surgeons

The Statement on Guidelines for the Ethical Use of Social Media by Surgeons was developed by the ACS Committee on Ethics and was approved by the Board of Regents at its February 2019 meeting in Chicago, IL.

American College of Surgeons

Statement on Social Media

The following Statement on Social Media was approved by the Board of Regents at its October 2017 meeting in San Diego, CA.

ACS Communities

ACS Communities begins third year

An update on the ACS Communities is provided.

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The surgeon and social media: Twitter as a tool for practicing surgeons

A basic primer on social media, specifically Twitter, this article describes how these platforms promote collaboration and the exchange of ideas and current information.

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Stay connected and informed: Start tweeting

The Director of the Division of Member Services offers her views on the benefits of using Twitter, including improved direct communication between ACS members and College leadership.

The beginning of the movement

#ILookLikeASurgeon goes viral: How it happened

The genesis of the #ILookLikeASurgeon campaign is described as are future goals of the movement, which is aimed at promoting women and diversity in surgery.

RAS-ACS Symposium essays—Social media: Threat to professionalism and privacy or essential for current surgical practice?

The topic of this year’s Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons Symposium was Social Media—Threat to Professionalism and Privacy or Essential for Current Surgical Practice. The following are the first and second place essays submitted from both sides of the debate.

First-place essay—Pro: Social media: An essential tool for the academic surgeon

This article discusses how social media, when used appropriately, is an essential tool for the academic surgeon.

First-place essay—Con: The writing is on the (Facebook) wall: The threat posed by social media

The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a line, Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.1 —Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám Social media, the hallmark of Web 2.0, refers to virtual Internet communities where user-generated content (photos, videos, […]

Surgeons and social media: Threat to professionalism or an essential part of contemporary surgical practice?

The subject of this article—whether social media is a threat to surgery or an essential part of contemporary practice—will be debated at this year’s RAS-ACS Symposium on Sunday, October 4, at the 2015 Clinical Congress in Chicago, IL.

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College hits its stride in social media usage

An update on the College’s social media usage and the ACS Communities, is provided in this news article.

Twitter usage at Clinical Congress rises markedly over two years

In just two years, Twitter use among members of the College has increased dramatically. This article provides an update on Twitter usage at the 2012 Clinical Congress, including live-tweeting during panel sessions and the role of new Twitter correspondents at the meeting.

ACS influence spreads via Twitter

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) continues to gain influence on Twitter, the microblogging service, which ranks among the top 10 most visited websites on the Internet. Now six years old, Twitter provides users with the ability to post and read messages, or “tweets,” of up to 140 characters. Since last year’s Clinical Congress, the […]

Figure 3: Social media site engagement highlights post Clinical Congress 2010 and 2011

Survey shows social media usage increasing among ACS Fellows

Mobile devices are gaining significant traction with American College of Surgeons (ACS) members


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