Surgical leadership in changing times: The American College of Surgeons perspective

Barbara Lee Bass

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Surgeons around the globe are challenged by the rapid evolution of the environment in which they practice their profession. Changes in surgical technologies, the complexity of surgical patient care, and the regulatory and financial environment of surgical care delivery demand that surgeons be supported in their work with access to superb educational offerings and engagement to foster satisfaction and efficacy in their professional activities. The American College of Surgeons (ACS), the largest international surgical professional organization, is committed to supporting surgeons as leaders in the healthcare system to build programs to create the optimal environment for delivery of quality surgical care to our patients. A selected portfolio of the programs of the ACS is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-83
Number of pages9
JournalInnovative Surgical Sciences
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2019


  • global surgery
  • healthcare delivery systems
  • leadership
  • professionalism
  • simulation-based education
  • surgical education
  • surgical quality and value

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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