February 1, 2022
In the last 2 years, circumstances have prohibited in-person meetings to limit COVID-19 exposure or to augment workforce shortages. Although we long to see friends and colleagues, COVID is no less present today, and many surgeons remain overextended in their clinical coverage, prohibited from any chance of attending in-person meetings—or, worse, they have COVID themselves or within their family.
In this vein, the excitement of attending a surgical conference again is mixed with the feeling that it might be unfair for some of us to gather at exclusive events because they further reinforce the divide between regions, practice types, and financial means. With uncertainty, I am going to my first meeting since the arrival of COVID. Stay tuned.
—Shannon M. Foster, MD, FACS, ACS Board of Governors Communications Pillar Lead
In this issue, Steven D. Wexner, MD, PhD(Hon), FACS, FRCSEng, FRCSEd, ACS Communications Consultant, and Director, Digestive Disease Institute at Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston, FL, interviews Richard K. Reznick, MD, FACS, FRCSC, President, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, on Transforming Resident Education in Canada. He discusses his goal of modernizing medical education in Canada to become competency based, the use of video for education and skills assessment, and more.