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2009 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 2009 BulletinJanuary

Volume 94, Issue 1

  • Position of the American College of Surgeons on Restrictions on Resident Work Hours
  • Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons: Position statement on further work hour restrictions
  • Surgery in rural Zambia: The rewards and challenges of treating patients in a resource-poor setting
  • Current Procedural Terminology: Changes for 2009
  • Highlights of the 94th annual Clinical Congress
  • Statement on the rationale for emergency surgical call support
  • Statement on surgical patient safety
  • Statement on the Uniform Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Act
  • ACS Officers and Regents

February 2009 BulletinFebruary

Volume 94, Issue 2

  • Postgraduate palliative medicine training for the surgeon: An update on ABMS subspecialty certification
  • Pacific Partnership 2008: U.S. Navy Fellows provide humanitarian assistance in Southeast Asia
  • ACS Practice Patterns Survey, Part III: Use of surgical instruments and devices among surgical specialties
  • The IVUmed Resident Scholar Program: Aiming to “Teach one, reach many”
  • Statement on all-terrain vehicle injuries
  • Statement on guidelines for collaboration of industry and surgical organizations in support of continuing education

March 2009 BulletinMarch

Volume 94, Issue 3

  • ACS-developed curriculum is becoming a centerpiece of training in ethics
  • The 111th Congress is ready to tackle health care issues
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support® and Prehospital Trauma Life Support® on the road: An educational imperative
  • Liability insurance: The newly sculpted ACS-sponsored program
  • Residents salute their mentors
  • My mentor: Faith in the journey: Julie Freischlag, MD, FACS
  • My mentor: The right track: A tribute to John D. Mellinger, MD, FACS
  • My mentor: Guerilla rounds: In memory of Erwin F. Hirsch, MD, FACS



April 2009 BulletinApril

Volume 94, Issue 4

  • The problem of self-determination of professionalism and ethics
  • ACS-SQA surgical patient experience of care survey design project: A progress report
  • Medical and surgical tourism: The new world of health care globalization and what it means for the practicing surgeon
  • Statement on medical and surgical tourism
  • Residents salute their mentors
  • My mentor: The Mac of all mentors: Jack McAninch, MD, FACS
  • My mentor: Growing under a watchful eye: John W. C. Entwistle III, MD
  • My mentor: The right track: A tribute to John D. Mellinger, MD, FACS
  • My mentor: Guerilla rounds: In memory of Erwin F. Hirsch, MD, FACS

May 2009 BulletinMay

Volume 94, Issue 5

  • A combat surgeon remembered: MAJ John P. Pryor, MD, FACS
  • Bridging the gap between public health and surgery: Access to surgical care in low- and middle-income countries
  • Surgical workforce: An emerging crisis
  • Mentoring medical students: A resident’s perspective
  • Do health system errors cause medical malpractice claims?
  • Residents salute their mentors
  • My mentor: Words of gratitude: Israel Zighelboim, MD
  • My mentor: Mentors—What we aspire to be: Hasan Alam, MD, FACS
  • My mentor: Laceration: John Kelley MacGregor, MD, FACS

June 2009 BulletinJune

Volume 94, Issue 6

  • Building a surgical career
  • From the Chair of the RAS-ACS: Surgery residency training: The time for change has come
  • Compensation, contracts, and covenants: A surgeon’s guide to successful job negotiation
  • Red tape 101: Coding and credentialing: Getting past the red tape to maximize your practice
  • Careers in surgical research: Basic science, clinical research, health policy, and surgical innovation
  • The modern surgical lifestyle
  • Is the surgical generalist falling out of favor?

July 2009 BulletinJuly

Volume 94, Issue 7

  • Does the U.S. have the best health care system in the world?
  • ACS promotes the six competencies of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
  • Equipment for ambulances
  • Governors’ Committee on Chapter Activities: An update
  • Residents salute their mentors
  • My mentor: The persistent calm: Anthony Stallion, MD, FACS
  • My mentor: The ideal surgical mentor: R. Anthony Perez-Tamayo, MD, FACS
  • 2009 Clinical Congress Preliminary Program

August 2009 BulletinAugust

Volume 94, Issue 8

  • 10,000 operations: Musings of a general surgeon
  • ACS works to ensure patient access to emergency care
  • Resident files and the peer review privilege
  • Surgical team partners with Bangladesh Army docs in second Sight, Sound, and Smile mission
  • Governors’ Committee on Surgical Practice in Hospitals and Ambulatory Settings: An update
  • Governors’ Committee on Socioeconomic Issues: An update

September 2009 BulletinSeptember

Volume 94, Issue 9

  • The ACS Case Log System: 2009 update
  • Health care reform: We all have a dog in this hunt
  • Amputee network provides peer support
  • Governors’ Committee on Surgical Infections and Environmental Risk: An update
  • Governors’ Committee on Physician Competency and Health: An update

October 2009 BulletinOctober

Volume 94, Issue 10

  • Mentorship program designed to advance women in academic surgery
  • Evidence-Based Reviews in Surgery: An update
  • Why resident hours must be flexible: One young surgeon’s view
  • JACS continues to gain recognition as an influential surgical journal: An interview with Timothy J. Eberlein, MD, FACS
  • Requiem for the general surgeon: The end of an era (Who will repair the hernia now?)
  • Generally speaking: Is the role of the general surgeon obsolete?

November 2009 BulletinNovember

Volume 94, Issue 11

  • American College of Surgeons Foundation: Annual Report 2008–2009
  • 2009 state legislative activity: Highlights from across the country
  • What surgeons can do to reduce the impact of smoking on surgical outcomes
  • A plastic surgeon comments on smoking
  • Prevention of retained foreign objects
  • The ACS investment portfolio: A review and update

December 2009 BulletinDecember

Volume 94, Issue 12

  • Presidential Address: Professionalism in the 21st century
  • A surgeon in the eye of Hurricane Gustav
  • The surgical mask has its first performance standard—A century after it was introduced