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Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons

The Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons is an official publication of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Established in 1916 as a dispatch released to Fellows when College leadership had information to share, the Bulletin now provides monthly coverage on ACS activities and members, as well as topics of broad appeal to surgeons in general.

The Bulletin offers in-depth feature stories that address all aspects of surgery, including practice, training, education, payment, ethics, legislation, advocacy, and more; regular columns; news on the College and the surgical field; and information on ACS scholarships.

The Bulletin Online

The ACS has an online version of the Bulletin, which offers all of the content of the print version in a contemporary, user-friendly format. Guidelines for navigating the Bulletin microsite include the following:

  • All content is organized by category below the microsite header. For instance, under “Columns,” the user may select “Executive Director’s Report” to view all of these columns available on the microsite.
  • The search tool is located on the top-right side of the main page, and may be used to search for topics, authors, keywords, and more.
  • Clickable tags at the end of each article will generate a list of related posts.
  • Archived issues are located in a dropdown list on the left side of the main page.

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Our Latest Issue

Preventing Surgeon Errors

In the March cover story, the article's authors outline how cognition and self-reflection affect performance and outcomes and provide a sample case describing how behavioral factors likely contributed to an adverse event.

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Bulletin App

The Bulletin is now available as an app. Get notifications when a new issue is available, share content quickly, and take it with you wherever you go. The app is available for Apple, Android, and Amazon devices. Visit the Apple Store, Google Play, and Amazon today!

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Interactive Edition

March 2017 cover

Check out the interactive edition of the Bulletin with its same great content and design of the print edition. Access the full Bulletin experience on your smartphone, tablet, and desktop.

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