April Reading Round-Up

I figured it best to not post the reading-round up for the month on April Fool’s Day, so here we are.  And since Surgery Education Week (look for #SEW2016) is coming up very soon, I’m going with an education focus for this month’s picks.

I don’t know of many professional workplaces where bullying is still tolerated; apparently we still have a way to go to get our house in order in medical education (please note: this was NOT just surgeons!).

Because of my leadership role in our department and the ever-present emphasis on delivering high-value care, I appreciated this editorial from David Sklar’s  in Academic Surgery.

Here’s some wonderful proof-of-concept for early specialization programs in surgery.  I suspect we’ll see more of these, perhaps even in new specialties.

I usually wait on the items that are online first, but this one is too valuable to young surgeons to not share.  The latest installment of JAMA’s “User’s Guide to the Medical Literature” focuses specifically on RCTs for surgical procedures.


And because I feel compelled to provide non-medical reading recommendations, I’m in the last 10 pages of Marilynne Robinson’s Lila.  It’s fascinating and a story beautifully told, and now I’ll have to go back and re-read Gilead.