• Shortages in the global surgical workforce exacerbated by gender inequity

    Shortages in the global surgical workforce exacerbated by gender inequity

    An international panel of experts, including Hilary A. Sanfey, MB, BCh, FACS, discussed strategies to address and improve gender equity worldwide and, thereby, the pipeline for women into surgical fields during the Clinical Congress session, No Woman No Care: The Case to Incorporate Women into the Global Surgery Workforce.

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  • Panelists encourage surgeons to identify IPV in colleagues—before it’s too late

    Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a public health problem that surgeons encounter frequently in patients, but may less commonly anticipate spotting in their colleagues. The reality is that health care professionals are as at risk as their patients, according to speakers at the Clinical Congress 2019 Panel Session, Intimate Partner Violence and the Surgical Workforce.

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  • Annual Business Meeting of Members convenes Wednesday

    The Annual Business Meeting of Members of the American College of Surgeons will take place 4:15−5:15 pm Wednesday, Moscone Center North, 25.

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  • AHRQ Safety Program for ISCR program can enhance patient recovery

    “The problem that emerges when we start to track outcomes after surgery is that there is substantial variation in the way perioperative care is delivered, and this leads to substantial variation in patient outcomes,” said Chelsea Fischer, MD, American College of Surgeons (ACS) 2019–2021 Clinical Scholar in Residence, when introducing a Clinical Congress 2019 session on the ACS and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Safety Program for Improving Surgical Care and Recovery.

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  • Veteran surgeons offer success strategies to new ACS Fellows

    When starting a new job, “you have to know what you’re signing up for, and that’s one of the biggest reasons why people have these mismatched expectations,” said Hasan B. Alam, MD, FACS, in his opening remarks during the Clinical Congress session, Initiates Program: Strategies for Success in Surgery.

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  • SESAP® 17 Advanced to premier next summer

    SESAP® 17 Advanced to premier next summer

    The new edition of the Surgical Education and Self-Assessment Program (SESAP® 17), developed by the American College of Surgeons Division of Education, debuted this week at Clinical Congress. SESAP 17 Advanced, which will feature additional in-depth content for surgeons seeking knowledge in specific areas, will be released in the summer of 2020.

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  • Panelists recount benefits of Academy membership during Special Session

    The American College of Surgeons Academy of Master Surgeon Educators™ Special Session at Clinical Congress 2019 provided a forum for panelists to share benefits of membership in the Academy and to identify key updates to the program, including plans to develop a new peer-reviewed publication.

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  • Putting your patients first with quality surgical education resources

    Putting your patients first with quality surgical education resources

    In keeping with the theme “Putting Our Patients First,” the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Patient Education Program has developed an extensive collection of evidence-based patient education resources to help ACS members assure patient-centered care.

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  • SESAP® 17 Advanced supports mastery of in-depth, targeted content

    SESAP® 17 Advanced supports mastery of in-depth, targeted content

    Surgical Education and Self-Assessment Program (SESAP®) 17 Advanced—which will feature in-depth content for surgeons seeking knowledge in specific topic areas—was the focus of a Clinical Congress 2019 Panel Session on Tuesday, October 29. Building on the new edition of SESAP 17 released at Clinical Congress, SESAP 17 Advanced will include new modules on the abdomen and alimentary tract, breast, endocrine, surgical critical care, and trauma, with each module addressing complex clinical problems and areas that continue to evolve.

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  • Medical scribes have positive impact on workflow

    Some clinicians are turning to medical scribes to reduce the time they spend managing electronic health records. In fact, incorporating medical scribes into surgical practice increases the number of patients seen, according to research presented at Clinical Congress 2019.

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