Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons April 2022
In this month’s cover story, James Elsey, MD, FACS, Past-Vice-Chair of the ACS Board of Regents, offers advice to medical students who are contemplating a career in surgery. Other highlights include:
Overcoming Disparities in Surgical Care among Native Americans
Beecher’s Bombshell and the Complicated History of Informed Consent
COVID-19 and Haiti Earthquakes: Catalysts to Improve Global Healthcare
Statement in Support of the FSMB Policy on Physician Illness and Impairment
Executive Director’s Update: Improving Patient Care through Surgeon Leadership and Advocacy
ACS Cancer Research Program: Implementation of Operative Standards into Surgical Practice
What Surgeons Should Know About…Complying with the No Surprises Act
A Look at the Joint Commission: Optimizing Perioperative Services Inventory Can Save Time, Reduce Costs
New Column! DEI in Action: ACS Takes Action to Promote DEI across the House of Surgery
City of Chicago Installs More Than 550 STOP THE BLEED® Kits throughout the City
New Guidelines Help Trauma Centers Treat Spinal Injury Patients
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Diane Schneidman, Editor-in-Chief - Nothing to disclose
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