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YFA Advocacy Essays

The Young Fellows Association of the American College of Surgeons (YFA ACS) annually hosts an essay contest to encourage members to think about the profession from a particular lens. In 2019, the lens focused on Surgical Patients: On Becoming the Surgeon Advocate, Leader, and Learner.” Below are the surgeons’ response to this essay prompt. Enjoy!

For Our Patients: On Becoming the Surgeon Advocate, Leader, and Learner
Alexandra B. Roginsky, MD, FACS

Capable
Nicole Datrice Hill, MD, FACS

The Most Significant Reward
María Eugenia Aponte-Rueda, MD, PhD, FACS

Financial Health
Alexandria C. Lynch, MD, MPH, FACS

For Our Patients: On Becoming the Surgeon Advocate, Leader, and Learner
Zeenat Hasan, MD, FACS

The Sole of a Trauma Surgeon
David S. Shapiro, MD, MHCM, FACS

The Moral Hypocrisy of a Transplant Surgeon
Ramesh K. Batra, MBBS, MRCS, FRCS

For Our Patients: On Becoming the Surgeon Advocate, Leader, and Learner
Quratulain Sabih, MD, FACS

For Our Patients: On Becoming the Surgeon Advocate, Leader, and Learner
Sameh M. Said, MBBCh, MD, FACS

For Our Patients: On Becoming the Surgeon, Advocate, Leader, and Learner
Gautum Agarwal, MD, FACS

For Our Patients: On Becoming the Surgeon Advocate, Leader, and Learner
Dnyanesh M. Belekar, MS, FCPS, DNB, MNAMS, FAIS, FMAS, FLCRS, FICS, FIAGES, ACME, FIMSA, FACS

A Team for Our Patients
Damiano Patrono, MD, PhD, FEBS

Operating Room Demeanor: An Important Aspect of Surgical Leadership
Reed Kuehn, MD, FACS

The Puzzle of Cleft Surgery
Jesse Goldstein, MD, FACS

For Our Patients: On Becoming the Surgeon Advocate, Leader, and Learner
David Joyce, MD, FACS