Large healthcare systems, massive surgery centers – these are the realities for some urban surgeons. In contrast, there are small hospitals in rural corners of the country. Here, there are often a shortage of surgeons as the older generation retires, without younger counterparts to fill in. This shortage is the subject of a film series, which got its start five years ago at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Conference. The director and her father attended one of the sessions on rural surgeons, where she learned about the shortage. So, she directed her talents to the issue.
In addition to a full-length documentary under construction, the film company, Corrado Studios, released a six-minute, recruitment video, Calling of Rural Surgery, at this year’s ACS Clinical Congress, which features Fellows of the American College of Surgeons who talk about their experiences practicing in rural communities.
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