Monday, October 8, 2012
October Issue And Journal Club
The October issue is the second of two issues devoted to the papers presented at the 132nd meeting of the American Surgical Association held April 26 to 28 at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. It consists of 12 original articles and the outstanding forum discussion titled "Issues in General Surgery Residency Training—2012" that took place during the meeting. The forum discussion is nicely summarized in a superb article by Dr. Frank Lewis, executive director of the American Board of Surgery, and Dr. Mary Klingensmith, professor of surgery at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. This summary article outlines the challenges and proposes changes for general surgery residency training in a rapidly changing world. It is a must read for all general surgeons.
The moderator for the October Journal Club is Dr. Sareh Parangi who is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, and an outstanding endocrine surgeon. The featured article is "Should all papillary thyroid microcarcinomas be aggressively treated: an analysis of 18,445 cases" by Yu, Xiao-Min; Wan, Yin; Sippel, Rebecca S.; and Chen, Herbert from the University of Wisconsin. It appeared in the October, 2011 issue of Annals of Surgery. This article can be accessed for free for all who wish to participate in the Journal Club.