The crisis of firearm violence in America continues to worsen and the call to action cannot be ignored. If we are to make a real impact, we must be just as skilled policy makers as proceduralists. We must wield the pen as well as we wield the scalpel. All the clinical knowledge and surgical skills in the world will make no difference if we do not reduce the number of firearm injuries. The skillset we need is policy analysis and lobbying, which can only be developed through political activism and engagement, not more practice questions and Online MedEd.
"Primum Non Nocere: Surgeons and the Politics of Firearm Trauma,"
Gibbon Surgical Review: Vol. 3
, Article 2.
Available at: https://jdc.jefferson.edu/gsr/vol3/iss1/2