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BJS Academy SoMe Review for March 2023

Authors: Patricia Tejedor @tejedorpat, Anna Curell @annacurell, Rosa Jimenez Rodriguez @rosamjimenezrod, Julio Mayol @juliomayol

On March 1st, the second @BJSAcademy essay writing competition was launched. All medical students and young trainees are invited to send their essays on “Something interesting I learnt in the operating room”:

On the 3rd of March, comments related to the variation in limb amputation rates in Denmark and it’s becoming a national scandal were discussed. In the age of tweets and fast responses, it is sometimes necessary to take a moment to carefully analyse results that can become great reasons for debate:

The article can be read here.

Gender stereotypes and bias continue to prevail in our culture, and Medicine and Surgery are no exception. On the 5th of March, ‘Gender divergence: scoping the surgical gap’ was published on @BJSurgery:

The article can be read here.

March is the #ColorectalCancerAwarenessMonth, and several publications have appeared on @BJSurgery and @BJSOpen to highlight relevant research regarding this prevalent disease:

The article can be read here.

Do operative volumes influence outcomes in cholecystectomy? Read this interesting study published on @BJSurgery and tweeted on March 15th:

The article can be read here.

Early-onset colorectal cancer (#EOCRC, <50y) is increasing worldwide with many underlying reasons not yet elucidated. A thread of @OUPMedicine covering @BJS articles which shed light on this important issue has been published during #ECCAM2023:

Again, studies regarding outcomes based on surgical volume are a matter of debate. In this case, bariatric surgery is s in the spotlight. You can see more on @BJSurgery, and it was tweeted on March 22nd:

The article can be read here.

On March 30th, @BJSAcademy tweeted the last call for applications for a BJS Foundation Social Media Lead who will coordinate activity across @BJSurgery @BjsOpen and @BJSAcademy:


Part of the charitable activity of the Foundation, BJS Academy is an online educational resource for current and future surgeons.

The Academy is comprised of five distinct sections: Continuing surgical education, Young BJS, Cutting edge, Scientific surgery and Surgical news. Although the majority of this is open access, additional content is available to BJS subscribers and strategic partners.

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