Editorial| Volume 62, ISSUE 2, P207-209, March 2023

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New Year's Resolution

  • Graham A. Hamilton
    Address correspondence to: Graham A. Hamilton, DPM, FACFAS, Assistant Professor University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, School of Podiatric Medicine, 2102 Treasure Hills Blvd, Harlingen, TX 78550.
    Attending Staff, Foot and Ankle Surgery, Department of Podiatric Surgery, Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group, Dublin, CA
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      It is that time again. Time to resolve to continue good practices, change an undesired behavior, accomplish a personal goal, or otherwise improve one's life. Time to declare a New Year's resolution. For years I've done this and have spent an inordinate amount of time trying to figure out what I should do. I can't say I have always lived up to my resolutions, but I repeat the process each year. This year, it was easy for me. I didn't have to think too hard about it. With my co-conspirator Dr Michael Dujela, I was at all costs to launch the first combined AO / ACFAS Basic Principles of Foot and Ankle Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery Course for DPMs. A venture that is a first of its kind. A collaboration of 2 educational powerhouses the Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesefragen (Association for the Study of Internal Fixation), commonly referred to as the AO and the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS), to improve performance through education, and thereby to optimize surgical skills of the foot and ankle.
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