Tag Archive for ‘surgical training’

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

The following comments were received regarding recent articles published in the Bulletin.

Primary palliative care

Practicing primary palliative care: A call to action

The surgical patient populations with unmet palliative care needs are identified and the validity of training clinicians in providing this care, particularly as part of an interdisciplinary team, is described.

ACS delegation visits Israel

ACS delegation visits Israel

An ACS delegation to Israel describes the challenges facing the country’s health care system as well its innovative approaches to providing care in times of conflict.

Scenes from the Cuba visit: Universidad Ciencias Médicas de La Habana

ACS leaders visit Cuba, discover opportunities for collaboration

Members of the ACS delegation that traveled to Cuba last spring outline the strengths and challenges of the country’s health care system.

Letters to the Editor

Correspondence and feedback regarding recent articles published in the Bulletin are featured on this month’s letters page.

The authors, from left: Ms. Lazow, Ms. Venn, and Dr. Dakin.

PreOp program: Can we achieve a “trickle-up” effect?

This article describes the PreOp program—a preclinical surgical exposure initiative—and how it successfully offers increased surgical exposure to first-year medical students by providing preliminary data from an ongoing longitudinal study of this program.

TTP Program positions still available for 2015–2016 academic year

Several institutions participating in the ACS Transition to Practice (TTP) Program still have Associate positions available for the 2015–2016 academic year.

The e-volution of the 21st century surgeon

This article highlights the effects of advanced surgical technology—including the expansive growth of minimally invasive procedures across surgical specialties and the increasing number of robot-assisted operations—on health cre delivery and evolving patient expectations.

Looking forward – May 2014

In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt highlights trends in operating room procedures, and describes the possible implications of these developments.

Remembering Hank

The lasting impact of Henry T. Bahnson, MD, FACS, a Past-President of the College, is detailed in this month’s column.

Looking forward – April 2014

An update on the College’s Transition to Practice Program in General Surgery is the focus of Dr. Hoyt’s column this month, including a closer look at two institutions currently pilot testing the program.

The ACS Inspiring Quality timeline

The ACS NSQIP Quality In-Training Initiative: Educating residents to ensure the future of optimal surgical care

This article describes the ACS NSQIP® Quality In-Training Initiative and its three objectives: adaptation of ACS NSQIP data for use in graduate surgical education, development of a national quality improvement curriculum, and the creation of a culture in surgical education that emphasizes quality conscientiousness.

Letters to the Editor

The following comments were received regarding recent articles published in the Bulletin.

A Regent’s perspective

James K. Elsey, MD, FACS, Regental liaison to the Advisory Council for Rural Surgery discusses his experiences as a rural surgeon and offers potential solutions to the problems with recruiting and training surgeons to practice in a nonurban environment.

Letters to the Editor

The following comments were received regarding recent articles published in the Bulletin.

Maximizing postgraduate surgical education in the future

Most practicing surgeons agree that their surgical residency was the most exciting time of their medical career.


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