June 27, 2023
In June, two new articles were posted to the ACS Resources in Surgical Education web page.
The Core Surgery Clerkship represents one of the first opportunities for medical students to explore general surgery and its surgical subspecialties. A recent study of Harvard medical students’ perceptions of surgery showed that identity has a significant effect on medical specialty selection for students with racial identities, gender identities, or sexual orientations that are underrepresented in medicine. The aim of this article is to offer recommendations and suggested practices to promote inclusivity and equity and for LGBTQ+ medical students on the Core Surgery Clerkship.
Trainees and novice faculty are often at the nexus of the complex interplay between education, professionalism, patient outcomes, malpractice, and reimbursement. Participation in surgical quality is often time consuming for faculty and can erode residents’ participation in patient care activities, particularly if risk mitigation and compensation are prioritized over teaching. This article discusses the imperative to educate residents and faculty about problem-based learning and improvement and systems-based practice.
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