I’ll start with the obvious (at least to me) question that was discussed with my running partners this morning:
HOW did it get to be September?!?
Now that we have that out of the way, here’s a holiday weekend reading round-up for you.
Duty hours remain a topic of both discussion and contention. And, interestingly, they do not appear to alter patient outcomes– either for better or worse- in many surgical specialties.
Social media is a necessary component of surgical practice? This blog alone is proof that I am in agreement with that concept, and I am grateful that the SUS felt it worthy of discussion.
In the August JAMASurgery, interesting bookended commentary from ABS and ABIM leadership regarding MOC. I still believe that the ABS is generally doing it right, and I value their commitment to responding to feedback.
Good news, surgeons: We apparently manage sleep interruption well, at least in terms of our ability to operate the next day without negative consequences.
Happy last-hurrah-of-summer, dear readers.