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2019 ACS-COSECSA Women Scholars describe how they and their patients benefit from the scholarships: Part I

The first six of the 12 COSECSA Women Scholars from 2019 are profiled.

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

The following comments were received regarding the need for enhanced gender equity in surgical training and practice.

 

Olga M. Jonasson, MD, Lecture: Recapturing the joy of surgery

Olga M. Jonasson, MD, Lecture: Recapturing the joy of surgery

This edited version of the Olga M. Jonasson Lecture, delivered by Carol E.H. Scott-Conner, MD, PhD, MBA, FACS, at Clinical Congress 2019, outlines strategies for surgeons to enhance personal and professional fulfillment.

Undated portrait of young Dr. Smillie Robertson (courtesy of The Miss Margaret Robins Archives of Women’s College Hospital, Toronto, ON)

Jennie Smillie Robertson, MD: One of Canada’s first women surgeons

One of Canada’s first women surgeons, Jennie Smillie Robertson, MD, is profiled.

Undated portrait of Dr. Evans (courtesy of Legacy Center: Archives & Special Collections, College of Medicine, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA)

Matilda Arabella Evans, MD: Resolute, resilient, resourceful

Matilda Evans, MD—the first African-American woman surgeon licensed to practice medicine in South Carolina—is the focus of this month’s column.

Profiles in surgical research: Barbara Lee Bass, MD, FACS

Dr. Bass named vice-president for health affairs and dean of GW SMHS

Dr. Bass, Immediate Past-President of the ACS, has been named vice-president for health affairs and dean of the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Franklin Martin, MD, FACS, Founder of the American College of Surgeons

The first women elected to College Fellowship

The accomplishments of the five women in the inaugural class of the ACS are described.

Dr. Walker, wearing man’s top hat and coat, circa 1911 (photo by Bain News Service, Bain Collection, Washington, DC)

Dr. Mary Edwards Walker: War surgeon, suffragette, and pioneer in women’s rights

Mary Edwards Walker, MD—the first woman military and trauma surgeon and the only woman to ever receive the Medal of Honor—is the focus of this month’s column.

Louisa Garrett Anderson and Flora Murray: Redefining gender roles in military medicine

This month’s cover story describes the pioneering accomplishments of two women physicians, Louisa Garrett Anderson, MD, and Flora Murray, MD, during World War I.

Surgeon leaders need to educate, elevate, and energize to create a culture of diversity: An interview with Dr. Julie Freischlag

Julie Freischlag, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), is the first subject of the “Profiles of Diversity” series developed by the ACS Committee on Diversity Issues.

A path toward diversity

Olga M. Jonasson, MD, Lecture: A path toward diversity, inclusion, and excellence

This edited version of the Olga M. Jonasson Lecture, delivered by Joan Reede, MD, MS, MPH, MBA, at Clinical Congress 2018, underscores the importance of diversity and inclusion to develop sustainable change in health care.

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ACS announces recipients of ACS-COSECSA Women Scholars scholarship

Five women were the recipients of the 2018 ACS and COSECSA scholarships.

Women at the helm of the ACS: Charting a course to gender equity

Women surgeons describe the factors that have led to their leadership roles within the profession and the ACS and provide advice for young surgeons considering similar career pathways.

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Your ACS benefits: Women in Surgery Committee: Advancing opportunities for women surgeons

The goals of the ACS Women in Surgery Committee and its six subcommittees are summarized.

ACS WiSC seeks ACS Fellows to serve as new members

The ACS Women in Surgery Committee is seeking candidates to fill five vacancies beginning in October 2018.

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

Olga M. Jonasson, MD, Lecture: The quiet pioneer who started a revolution: Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

This edited version of the Olga M. Jonasson Lecture, delivered by ACS Past-President Kathryn Anderson, MD, FACS, at Clinical Congress 2017, describes the legacy of the first woman surgeon in England, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson.

ACS announces recipients of ACS and COSECSA Women Scholars scholarship

Nine women from Ethiopia, Kenya, Zambia, Rwanda, and Uganda were recipients of the inaugural ACS and COSECSA scholarships.

Dr. Canady with a young patient (photo courtesy of Children's Hospital of Michigan)

Introduction: Olga M. Jonasson, MD, Lecture

A brief history of the Olga M. Jonasson, MD, Lecture and an overview of the latest Jonasson Lecturer—Alexa Canady, MD, FACS, the first African-American woman neurosurgeon in the U.S.—are provided.

Dr. Canady delivering the Olga M. Jonasson, MD, Lecture at Clinical Congress 2016

The journey: Becoming a neurosurgeon and back again

Alexa Canady, MD, FACS, describes her career path as the first African-American woman neurosurgeon in the U.S., outlines the benefits of peer support for the success of minority physicians, and highlights the importance of retirement planning to avoid surgeon burnout.

Dr. Williams with Dr. Canady at Clinical Congress 2016

Dream to become: Dr. Canady inspires an aspiring surgeon

Estell Williams, MD, a surgical resident, describes how Alexa Canady, MD, FACS, affected her decision to pursue a career in surgery.

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