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5/20/2015:  The UMMS student chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) elected Dr. Courtney Collins as one of six UMass residents to be inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society this year. Residents are chosen for their commitment to teaching and their kind and compassionate treatment of patients, families, students, and colleagues. Being elected to GHHS from the large pool of housestaff at UMass is a major achievement and an acknowledgement of Dr. Collins serving as an exemplar of humanism to the students.

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The UMass Surgical Outcomes Analysis & Research group has developed a number of tools to help predict outcomes after operations, including in-hospital mortality and complications. These "risk scores" stratify patients in various settings according to their specific characteristics and circumstances. Please note that these resources are intended as research tools; they describe national averages only, and the estimates they provide must be interpreted in context by an experienced clinician. The following tools are available:

  • A Simple Risk Score for Pancreatectomy 
    The score is designed to augment, not replace clinician judgment and informed consent, and must be interpreted in the context of the individual patient and surgeon.
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