If you think about your days as a surgical intern, you often were asked to push yourself to your physical and emotional limits. You survived. You learned. You learned how to run long endurance races as your years in training and ultimately years in practice continued. One way or another, you finished the race—often with teammates helping you along the way. The patient always came first. Attention to detail and excellence in care were expected. As we emerge from this pandemic, we are finishing our “internship” and have survived the experience. We have all learned. We are ready for our next challenge.
— Beth H. Sutton, MD, FACS, Chair, American College of Surgeons Board of Regents
— L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS, Vice-Chair, American College of Surgeons Board of Regents
ACS Regent Douglas E. Wood, MD, FACS, FRCSEd, applauds surgical residents who have stepped up and been valuable contributors throughout the COVID-19 pandemic in this video message.