New England Surgical Society
New England Surgical Society

Summer 2021 Newsletter

Summer 2021 Newsletter
» President's Message
» Newsletter Editor's Corner
» Secretary's Message
» Recorder's Message
» Program Chair's Message
» State Representative Updates
» GME & Candidate Membership Chair's Message
» Notice of 2021 Annual Meeting
» New Member Committee Chair's Message
» New Members Elected in 2021
» Task Force on Diversity & Inclusivity
» Dues Renewal
» Committee and Representative Listing
» NESS Job Board

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Newsletter Editor's Corner
Jennifer LaFemina, MD, Editor NESS
Jennifer LaFemina, MD

As I write this piece, I reflect back on Dr. Miner’s words in the Summer 2020 Newsletter: in the middle of the first part of the unprecedented COVID surge “we do not know where this journey through such unchartered territory will land us.” As we emerge at what will hopefully be--to some extent--the end of what has been a very long and challenging road, some parts of the journey are becoming clearer; other aspects of medicine, surgery, and education remain a bit unknown: How do we reopen the world and medicine with another potential surge on the horizon? How will telemedicine integrate within our practices long-term? How can we design virtual and hybrid educational models to optimize the teaching and learning of our trainees? What we know, though, is that science and medicine won, humanity preserved, and through it, we learned a lot of lessons. As we emerge from COVID, we have created a new section for the Newsletter, (re)introducing our members and celebrating their accomplishments, with pieces from some each of the State Representatives and more to come. We hope with this issue to remind ourselves the greatness of the New England Surgical Society, its accomplishments, and most of all its people.

Jennifer LaFemina, MD

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