Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons March 2022
This month’s cover story highlights the accomplishments of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma (COT) over the course of the past 100 years. This article helps signal the launch of the COT’s centennial celebration. Other articles of note in the March issue include:
RAS Symposium Essay Contest: Competency-Based Training: Gateway to Efficiency or a Sprint to the Finish Line?
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, MD: Ophthalmologist, Author, and Defender of Justice
Profiles in ACS Leadership: A Few Questions for Anton N. Sidawy, MD, MPH, FACS, MAMSE
RAS-ACS Communications Committee Essay Contest: More Than Just a Number: How Should We Be Evaluating Candidates for the Match?
Executive Director’s Update: Leading Quality Improvement in Trauma and Cancer Care for 100 Years
ACS Cancer Research Program: Clinical Trial Examines Postoperative Chemotherapy versus Observation in High-Risk Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors
A Look at The Joint Commission: Journal Study Examines Postdischarge Disparities for Non-English Proficient Patients
ACS Partners with The John A. Hartford Foundation to Enhance GSV Program
Introducing the ACS Surgical Patient Education Toolkit
ACS Issues Comments on “Elective Surgery” during the Pandemic
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- Practicing surgeons
- Retired surgeons
- Members of the surgical care team
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Editorial Committee Disclosures
Diane Schneidman, Editor-in-Chief - Nothing to disclose
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