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Surgery 101

Welcome to Surgery 101, a series of podcasts produced with the help of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. The podcasts are intended to serve as brief introductions or reviews of surgical topics for medical students. We've aimed to cover a single topic in between 10-20 minutes so that you can quickly get a good idea of the basic concepts involved. Every episode is divided into chapters and concludes with several key points to summarize the topic. We are always keen to receive your feedback on our podcasts, and we are accepting suggestions for additional topics. New episodes are published every Friday. 'Surgery 101' was created by Dr Parveen Boora and Dr Jonathan White, and is supported by the Department of Surgery at the University of Alberta. Our 2010 series of podcasts are brought to you by the Undergrad Surgery Mobile Podcasting Studio Team which is: Jonathan, Jenni, Shannon and Tracy, with the assistance of the surgeons of Edmonton. Note to experts: please note that these podcasts are only intended as brief introductions for medical students - we cannot delve into the more complex nuances of advanced surgery in a 10-minute podcast. We encourage all listeners to supplement their learning by seeing patients, assisting at surgeries and reading widely!
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Apr 11, 2014 0

In this episode, Dr Jeremy Stone considers the parallels between medicine and the aviation industry.

Apr 4, 2014 0

'Surgery Bootcamp' is another project that Surgery 101 Studios has been working on. This episode is inspired by 'Full Metal Jacket' and 'The A-Team'! Please let us know what you think about it!

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WARNING This video contains footage of real surgery which you may find disturbing.

 

Mar 28, 2014 0

In the final episode of Season 1 of Muppet Surgery, surgery resident Thumbs interviews his boss Dr Scalpel about his life as a surgeon!

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Mar 21, 2014 0

In this episode of ‘Muppet Surgery’, Thumbs talks to some medical students about what it's like to be in the operating room for the first time.

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Mar 14, 2014 0

In this episode of 'Muppet Surgery', Thumbs talks to some OR nurses about their work in the operating room, and about what it's like to help with surgery.

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Mar 7, 2014 0

In this episode of 'Muppet Surgery', Thumbs shows us how to dress for the operating room, and how to scrub.


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Feb 28, 2014 0

In this episode of 'Muppet Surgery', Thumbs shows us how the OR team safely transfers a patient from their bed to the operating room table, and back again.


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Feb 21, 2014 0

In this episode of 'Muppet Surgery', Thumbs talks to a surgeon about his work in the operating room, and about what it's like to live and work in surgery.


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Feb 14, 2014 0

In this episode of 'Muppet Surgery', Thumbs talks to two surgery residents about their work in the operating room, and about what it's like to train to become a surgeon.

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Feb 7, 2014 0

In this episode of 'Muppet Surgery', Thumbs talks to two anesthesiologists about their work in the operating room.

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Jan 31, 2014 0

In this episode of 'Muppet Surgery', Thumbs and Dr Scalpel take us inside an operating room to look at the various pieces of equipment we use during surgery.

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Jan 24, 2014 0

In this episode of ‘Muppet Surgery’, Thumbs and Dr Scalpel discuss how the operating room fits in the work of the hospital.

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Jan 17, 2014 0

We've recently been experimenting with a little 3D video in the Operating Room. Here is some test footage shot with a 3D rig and two HERO GOPRO2 cameras. For the full effect, please view with some traditional red and cyan anaglyptic glasses! We'll be posting more of these 3D videos as our project moves ahead, please let us know what you think!

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Jan 10, 2014 0

Here is our very first LEGO Surgery video, shot in our custom-built Surgery 101 LEGO Operating Room!
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Jan 4, 2014 0

Another project we've been working on at Surgery 101 is Virtual Patients! These are interactive cases for medical students to practice on. Our first one is Shortness of Breath, and stay tuned for more! For the Surgery 101 app, use 'Episode Links' (the 'e' button) to access!

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 Shortness of Breath

Jan 1, 2014 0

We’ve been working on our Surgery 101 Studios project for a little while now, so we are very pleased indeed to present our very first Muppet Surgery video featuring Thumbs and Dr Scalpel – enjoy!

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Dec 28, 2013 0

Dr Jonathan White talks about Phase 2 of the Surgery 101 project, and describes his plans for 2014.

Video also on YouTube at: http://youtu.be/Yz2gO3uigV0

Dec 19, 2013 0

Surgery 101 wishes all of our listeners a happy holiday season and a peaceful and prosperous 2014.

It may have seemed a little quiet here for the last few weeks, but we have been working very hard in the background to get ready for Phase 2 of Surgery 101, coming in January 2014!

There's a special announcement coming very soon, we think you're going to like what we have lined up for next year!

Merry Christmas

The Surgery 101 Team

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Dec 19, 2013 0

One of the friends of Surgery 101 is doing an innovative study on the use of the virtual environment Second Life in medical education, and he's looking for volunteers to test out a cool virtual space.

If you're interested, please watch this video  and then contact Rashid Kashani at the email address provided!

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Dec 17, 2013 0

At this week's pre-Christmas Surgical Education Rounds, Dr Bin Zheng discussed "Eye movements in surgery: A literature review" by Hermens et al (2013). We had a great discussion about this very new field of research, considering:

- is it possible to train a surgeon how to look better?

- is 'proper eye movement' a basic, intermediate or advanced skill?

- what are the important differences between 'watching' and 'doing'?

- is this only applicable to screen-based surgery, or can it be applied to open surgery?

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Dec 12, 2013 0

Want to be a summer intern at Surgery 101?

We are now accepting applications, deadline is December 16!

http://tinyurl.com/oc5eolg

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Surgery 101 is a podcast which has been downloaded over 1 million times in 175 countries. We aim to enrich this podcast with online video content. Our influences include the Muppets, Star Trek and The Walking Dead. We wish to build a small, collaborative team of creative, self-directed students to work on this project. Experience with script development, storytelling and digital media would be advantageous. You will be doing scripting/pre-production in Jan-May 2014. Shooting/post-production will be in May-Sept 2014. You will be based at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, working 35h/week, and will have access to professional-level hardware and software. We will provide training in instructional design and video production. You will be shooting, editing and producing videos to be shared on Surgery 101 using techniques including puppetry, stopmotion, and recording/editing operative video.
Four positions available, salary up to $4,500+$500 travel.
Apply to erichsen@ualberta.ca before 9am 16 Dec 2013, interviews 19 Dec 2013.
Please send:
1. Your resume
2. An outline script idea or video
Nov 27, 2013 0

This month's Surgical Education Rounds was on a recent paper from the University of Ottawa looking at competency in the OR, 'The Ottawa Surgical Competency Operating Room Evaluation (O-SCORE): a tool to assess surgical competence', by Wade Gofton et al (2012). We had a great discussion about how to measure competence in the OR, both from a surgical and a psychometric perspective. A key point was - is there a basic framework of competency that is common across all operations? There's lots of work to do in this area!

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Nov 15, 2013 0

Team Undergrad Surgery was in attendance at the 2013 national meeting of the Canadian Undergraduate Surgery Education Committee in Ottawa in November. There was excellent representation from all across the country, and great discussion of the current hot topics in surgical education. Dr Paul Belliveau was also named as the John Provan Outstanding Canadian Surgical Educator - well done, Paul!

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Nov 13, 2013 0

I was recently asked to be a visiting professor at the University of Utah, so I spent a few days in Salt Lake City visiting with the surgeons there and giving some talks. I spoke on a couple of topics:

  • The Surgeon’s Tale. How do we use stories in surgical education? Salt Lake City Surgical Society
  • Using new technology in surgical education. Grand Rounds. Department of Surgery, University of Utah

I had a great time during my short visit, and received such a warm and generous welcome. Thanks to all of the great folks who spent time sharing their stories with me, especially Amalia Cochrane and Bill Peche and the members of the Salt Lake Surgical Society. And many thanks to Kelly and Peter for sharing breakfast with me and to Kelly for driving me over to the hospital! It was a privilege to see your M&M and resident selection processes in action, and it was great to talk to your residents and students, the surgeons of the future!

Nov 1, 2013 0

Today saw our first Grand Rounds in Surgical Education at the University of Alberta. This event is supported by our industry partners Covidien, and will take place 2-3 times a year.

Our first speaker was Dr Stan Hamstra from the University of Ottawa, who spoke on outcomes for CBME. Thanks, Stan!

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