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ACS Resident and Associate Society: Diversity, equity, and inclusion in surgical patient care

The theme for this year’s RAS-ACS issue is Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Surgery.

Introduction: Diversity, equity, and inclusion: The House of Surgery needs work

This introduction to the annual RAS-ACS issue provides an overview of the benefits and challenges associated with developing processes and policies that support diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion: Leveling the playing field for surgical patients

Describes how the College can play a leadership role in reducing surgical care inequities to surgical care and identifies how the RAS-ACS Fellows are uniquely positioned to advocate for health care parity for underserved populations.

Glass ceilings and sticky floors: Examining diversity and inclusion in the surgical workforce

Identifies historical milestones in achieving a level of diversity in health care and summarizes areas requiring additional work, specifically the attitudes regarding gender equity and sexual orientation in the surgical workforce.

Mirror, mirror: How current societal issues reflect changes arising in surgery

HIGHLIGHTS Compares the challenges facing LGBTQ+ individuals, minorities, and women in surgery with emerging societal issues Describes lessons learned in other industries that could be used to improve diversity and equity in the surgical workforce Highlights the importance of intersectionality At one time, # meant “number” or was called the pound sign. Since the advent […]

Shoring up the pipeline: Increasing diversity in surgery by enhancing equity and inclusion in the surgical learning environment

HIGHLIGHTS Describes the importance of increasing diversity in surgery at the key phases of surgical training: recruitment, retention, and promotion Identifies how mentorship and sponsorship enhance equitable recruitment of surgeons Explores how policies that address both traditional and nontraditional family structures increase surgeon diversity and retention Summarizes how diverse role models help maintain an inclusive […]

Increasing membership diversity in surgical societies through intentional inclusion

HIGHLIGHTS Describes disparities facing URiMs in surgery and outlines solutions to increase diversity within surgical societies Summarizes how fostering inclusion in the surgical profession is important for both moral and practical reasons, including improved access to care and enhanced patient-provider communication Outlines how professional societies with inclusive policies demonstrate increases in recruitment and retention of […]

Task force reports on how the ACS can confront racism in surgery

Editor’s note: Following is the report from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Task Force on Racial Issues. In his Presidential Address, J. Wayne Meredith, MD, FACS, MCCM, Chair of the task force and ACS President, summarizes the process the workgroup used to develop its recommendations, which included weekly Zoom meetings in June−September 2020. The […]

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

The second half of the 12 COSECSA Women Scholars from 2019 are profiled.

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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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