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2003 Bulletin

We have compiled past issues of the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons and listed features for each issue. You can view the additional content and full issues of the Bulletin by clicking on the month or cover image.

January 2003 BulletinJanuary

Volume 88, Issue 1

  • IOM reports err regarding peer review confidentiality
  • Ohio Chapter surveys members on professional liability issues
  • Recent trends in Medicaid: Implications for surgeons



February 2003 BulletinFebruary

Volume 88, Issue 2

  • Easing the transition to retirement: When, where, how?
  • CPT changes in 2003: An overview
  • "Whither goest?": A look at Britain's National Health Service



March 2003 BulletinMarch

Volume 88, Issue 3

  • What price commitment? Point/counterpoint
  • What price commitment?
  • Counterpoint: What price commitment?
  • Dr. Trunkey's response to Dr. Mabry's counterpoint
  • Dr. Mabry: The last word
  • The quality imperative: New tools and expanded responsibilities for surgeons
  • Surgical technology: A perspective from the FDA
  • Ten specialty boards report accomplishments and plans: Part I
  • ACS Officers and Regents

April 2003 BulletinApril

Volume 88, Issue 4

  • Office of Evidence-Based Surgery charts course for improved system of care
  • Surgical lifestyles: Dual-surgeon households strive to balance work, family, play
  • Surgical lifestyles: Surgeons redefine "family practice"
  • Prospects for the 108th Congress
  • Ten specialty boards report accomplishments and plans: Part II

May 2003 BulletinMay

Volume 88, Issue 5

  • Training the rural surgeon: A proposal
  • Training in rural surgery: A resident's perspective
  • Trauma Awareness Month offers opportunity to boost support
  • When a surgeon becomes a patient



June 2003 BulletinJune

Volume 88, Issue 6

  • The ripple effects of the medical liability crisis
  • Surgical physician assistants help solve contemporary problems
  • Doomed from the start: The privatization of Medicare
  • ACS Officers and Regents



July 2003 BulletinJuly

Volume 88, Issue 7

  • Surgical lifestyles: Going the distance in the OR and in athletics
  • State affairs: A mid-year update
  • 2003 Clinical Congress preliminary program



August 2003 BulletinAugust

Volume 88, Issue 8

  • Health care and competition law and policy
  • Disaster and mass casualty management: A comment on the ACS position statement
  • Statement on disaster and mass casualty management
  • Motion pictures and the College: A history of "learning by seeing"



September 2003 BulletinSeptember

Volume 88, Issue 9

  • Trauma services: Coding for optimal practice management
  • Program increases medical student interest in surgical careers
  • Governors' Committee on Chapter Activities: Update
  • Statement on safety belt laws and enforcement



October 2003 BulletinOctober

Volume 88, Issue 10

  • Expert witnesses caught in a moral and ethical dilemma
  • ACS Health Policy Steering Committee sets the course for surgery
  • The American College of Surgeons at 90




November 2003 BulletinNovember

Volume 88, Issue 11

  • "Devil Docs" in Iraq tell their story
  • Workforce trends and access to surgical care: We need your perspective
  • Specialty hospitals and the Stark Act
  • In their own words: The role of the compliance officer



December 2003 BulletinDecember

Volume 88, Issue 12

  • Presidential Address: You can make a difference
  • Is your state prepared to respond to trauma?
  • Clinical Congress 2003: Highlights
  • Fistula Hospital restores health and hope to Ethiopian women
  • Report of the Chair of the Board of Regents
  • Report of the Chair of the Board of Governors
  • Report of the Executive Director
  • ACS Officers and Regents