Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons February 2022
The cover story for the February 2022 Bulletin is a modified version of the Olga M. Jonasson Lecture, which American College of Surgeons (ACS) Regent Andrea Hayes, MD, FACS, presented at the Virtual Clinical Congress 2021. In the lecture, titled Grit in Spite of Adversity in the Pursuit of Excellence, Dr. Hayes describes the obstacles she overcame as a Black student, resident, and pediatric surgeon in her pursuit of providing comprehensive care to children and young adults who have a devastating form of cancer.
Other highlights this month include:
Data Reveal the Details about the Surgeon Workforce Shortage
Is There a Correlation between Physician Employment and Liability Premiums?
Executive Director’s Update: Maintaining Our Well-Being during the Pandemic
ACS Cancer Research Program: The Role of the Acute Care Surgeon in Caring for Patients with Cancer
A Look at The Joint Commission: Journal Study Focuses on QI Project Aimed at Reducing Surgical Specimen Collection Errors
TQIP 2021 Meeting Focuses on Best Practices, Performance Improvement
ACS Fellow Performs First Successful Pig-to-Human Heart Transplant
ACS Releases New Book Exploring the History of Black Surgeons and Surgery in America
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Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons
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Editorial Committee Disclosures
Diane Schneidman, Editor-in-Chief - Nothing to disclose
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