Get Premium Access
Info

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 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!
RSS Feed Subscribe in iTunes Android App iOS App Premium Podcasts
2017
May
April
March
February
January


2016
December
November
October
September
August
July
April
March
February
January


2015
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2014
December
November
October
September
August
July
April
March
February
January


2013
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2012
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2011
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2010
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March


2008
October
September


Categories

All Episodes
Archives
Categories
Premium Episodes
Now displaying: December, 2012

 

Sign up for PREMIUM ACCESS for Surgery 101 Notes.

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

1