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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 Wednesday. '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, Kat, Karee 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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There are PDF Notes available for every Surgery 101 podcast. 

Dec 29, 2012

A special Christmas treat!

Here is another excellent educational video produced by our awesome medical students from Edmonton.

The video is 'How to Be a Good Surgical Student: Chris and Moe's Awesome Guide to Success', by Chris Dyte and Muhammed Dhalla.

(Video hosted by YouTube, produced by Dyte & Dhalla 2012)

Dec 24, 2012

Happy Holidays!

 Dear Surgery 101 Friends

What a year 2012 has been – lots of adventures, plus we survived the Mayan Apocalypse!
This year has seen some big developments for the S101 team, and even more are coming in 2013.We wish all of our listeners around the world a happy and restful Christmas, and a peaceful and prosperous New Year!
Thanks for all your support, and see you in 2013!

Jonathan White

Dec 21, 2012

In this episode, Dr Jonathan White considers the ileo-anal pouch procedure for ulcerative colitis.

After listening to this podcast, learners will be able to:

• List the indications for IAPP surgery
• Describe what information a patient needs to know about IAPP
• Describe the functional outcomes of IAPP surgery

Dec 18, 2012

Our paper on the use of written comments in assessing medical students has just been published! The full title is: “Using written comments in team-based assessment to better understand medical student performance: a mixed-methods study”

Here is the abstract:

Background

Observation of the performance of medical students in the clinical environment is a key part of assessment and learning. To date, few authors have examined written comments provided to students and considered what aspects of observed performance they represent. The aim of this study was to examine the quantity and quality of written comments provided to medical students by different assessors using a team-based model of assessment, and to determine the aspects of medical student performance on which different assessors provide comments.

Methods

Medical students on a 7-week General Surgery & Anesthesiology clerkship received written comments on ‘Areas of Excellence’ and ‘Areas for Improvement’ from physicians, residents, nurses, patients, peers and administrators. Mixed-methods were used to analyze the quality and quantity of comments provided and to generate a conceptual framework of observed student performance.

Results

1,068 assessors and 127 peers provided 2,988 written comments for 127 students, a median of 188 words per student divided into 26 “Areas of Excellence” and 5 “Areas for Improvement”. Physicians provided the most comments (918), followed by patients (692) and peers (586); administrators provided the fewest (91). The conceptual framework generated contained four major domains: ‘Student as Physician-in-Training’, ‘Student as Learner’, ‘Student as Team Member’, and ‘Student as Person.’

Conclusions

A wide range of observed medical student performance is recorded in written comments provided by members of the surgical healthcare team. Different groups of assessors provide comments on different aspects of student performance, suggesting that comments provided from a single viewpoint may potentially under-represent or overlook some areas of student performance. We hope that the framework presented here can serve as a basis to better understand what medical students do every day, and how they are perceived by those with whom they work.

The provisional PDF is up now at BMC Med Ed – enjoy!

Dec 14, 2012

In this episode, Dr Jonathan White considers surgery for ulcerative colitis.

After listening to this podcast, learners will be able to:

• List the emergent, urgent and planned indications for surgery in UC
• Explain the difference between an abdominal colectomy and a panproctocolectomy
• Describe the fate of the retained rectum in UC

Dec 7, 2012

In this episode, Dr Jonathan White considers surgery for Crohn’s disease.


After listening to this podcast, learners will be able to:


• list the indications for surgery in Crohn’s disease
• Outline the operative challenges of Crohn’s disease surgery
• Explain the role of surgery in recurrent Crohn’s disease

Nov 30, 2012

 

In this episode, Dr Jonathan White considers the surgical approach to inflammatory bowel disease. After listening to this podcast, learners will be able to:

 

·      Describe the surgeon’s approach performing surgery on patients with IBD

·      List some of the challenges of operating on IBD

·      Differentiate between the surgical approach to CD and UC

·      Outline the goals of surgery in IBD, and discriminate between emergency, urgent and elective IBD surgery

 

Nov 26, 2012

Here are the results for the Surgery 101 Survey!

The winners are:

Mike Wong

Kate Elzinga

Images here

Nov 23, 2012

In this episode, Dr Lana Bistritz considers the use of biological agents in the management of inflammatory bowel disease. After listening to this podcast, learners will be able to:

  • Explain when biologic agents should be considered
  • List three biologic agents used in the management of inflammatory bowel disease
  • Describe common adverse effects of biological agents used in the management of inflammatory bowel disease
  • List three current controversies relating to the use of biological agents

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Nov 20, 2012

Watch this video to learn how to use the Surgery 101 Network.

To view within the app, click on 'Episode Links' or the little 'e' at the bottom right.

Nov 16, 2012

In this episode, Dr Lana Bistritz considers the initial medical management of inflammatory bowel disease. After listening to this podcast, learners will be able to:

  • List factors influencing the choice of treatment
  • Describe the goals of therapy in the management of inflammatory bowel disease, discriminating between induction and maintenance of remission.
  • Describe the indications for 5-ASAs, steroid s and immunomodulators in the management of inflammatory bowel disease
  • Describe the adverse effects of 5-ASAs, steroids and immunomodulators used in the management of inflammatory bowel disease

 

Running time 16:46

Nov 9, 2012

In this episode, Dr Lana Bistritz considers inflammatory bowel disease. After listening to this podcast, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the epidemiology and pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease
  • List risk factors associated with inflammatory bowel disease
  • Describe the common symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease
  • List common investigations used to make the diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease
  • List the cardinal features and complications of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis

Running time: 21:20

Nov 3, 2012

This week Surgery 101 is hosting another excellent educational video produced by our amazing medical students in Edmonton.

The video is 'Tube Thoracostomy / Chest Tube Insertion', by Keerit Tauh & Kevin Desmarais.

YouTube links:

Part 1

Part 2

(Video hosted by YouTube, produced by Tauh & Desmarais 2012)

Oct 27, 2012

This week Surgery 101 is hosting another excellent educational video produced by one of our amazing medical students from Edmonton.

The video is 'Surgery Aseptic Techniques', by Timothy Chan.

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(Video hosted by YouTube, produced by T Chan 2012)

For users of the app, please access the video through Episode Links (iPad) or the little 'e' in the bottom right corner of this post (iPhone).

Oct 25, 2012
Our paper on shadowing for medical students is published in Medical Teacher!

Oct 20, 2012

We have had a few questions from our users about how to play the new video episodes and embedded YouTube links from right within the Surgery 101 app.


Here is how (mouse over each yellow arrow for instructions):

Oct 18, 2012

In this video episode, Dr Jonathan White provides a short guide to the new features of the Surgery 101 website on Wordpress.

After listening to this episode, learners should be able to use the following features of the new site:

  • mini-courses
  • search
  • episode navigation and playback
  • tags and the tag cloud
  • commenting
  • social networking
  • app purchase

Running time 07:25

YouTube link

Oct 18, 2012

Thanks for supporting SURGERY 101!

We are working with the School of Business at the University of Alberta to develop a plan which will allow us to keep providing Surgery 101 on a sustainable basis.

We are asking our users to complete this brief survey to let us know how you are using Surgery 101, and to tell us what you think of our plans for the future.

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Two participants responding to this survey will be selected at random, and each will win a $25 gift certificate for iTunes. (Note: we will never share your email address with any other organization, and will only use it to contact you about Surgery 101.)

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