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The theme for this year’s RAS-ACS issue is Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Surgery.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
The following comments were received regarding the need for enhanced gender equity in surgical training and practice.
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.
One of Canada’s first women surgeons, Jennie Smillie Robertson, MD, is profiled.
Matilda Evans, MD—the first African-American woman surgeon licensed to practice medicine in South Carolina—is the focus of this month’s column.
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.
The accomplishments of the five women in the inaugural class of the ACS are described.
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.
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.
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.