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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 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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Dec 28, 2013

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

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

Happy holiday penguin

 

 

Dec 19, 2013

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

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?

(Click image for journal link)

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Dec 12, 2013

Want to be a summer intern at Surgery 101?

We are now accepting applications, deadline is December 16!

http://tinyurl.com/oc5eolg

Surgery 101 Studios 2014
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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

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!

(Click image for PubMed link)

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Nov 15, 2013

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

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

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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Oct 30, 2013

At this month's Surgical Education Rounds, Dr Bin Zheng discussed a recent paper entitled: Prospective, randomized assessment of transfer of training (ToT) and transfer effectiveness ratio (TER) of virtual reality simulation training for laparoscopic skill acquisition.   This paper is one of the first to establish that skills learned in a virtual reality environment can be transferred into in real-world tasks.

(Click image for PubMed abstract)

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Sep 26, 2013

At this month's Surgical Education Rounds, we discussed a classic paper by Musselman et al on intimidation and harassment in surgical education. It was published way back in 2005, but it still has a lot to say about the culture of surgery, and why it's sometimes perceived as a threatening environment. As the authors say:

"Even while their dysfunctional characteristics are recognised, intimidation and harassment are often seen as functional educational tools."

Click on the image for the PubMed abstract

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Sep 14, 2013

I had a lot of fun talking to our Year 1 medical students today about Surgical Therapeutics! Here are a few images from the session, and a list of questions they asked. I'll try to answer as many of them as I can over the next few days...

Pictures are here

Note: we are looking for students with an interest in scripting, editing and video production to get involved in Surgery 101 Studios this year.  If you're interested, please email us at surgerypodcast@gmail.com or send a tweet to @canadiansurgeon.

Sep 14, 2013

Kat Pederson made us a delicious Surgery 101 cake to celebrate our one millionth download!

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Sep 4, 2013

We are very pleased to announce that Surgery 101 has just passed

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Many many thanks to all of our listeners and supporters worldwide.

We are only getting started :D

Aug 23, 2013

It's been a little quiet here on the Surgery 101 website over the summer, but there's been a lot of work going on behind the scenes on our "Surgery 101 Studios" project. We really think you're going to like what's coming up, here is a little sneak peek for now!

Jul 19, 2013

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

The video is 'Approach to Chest CT', by Roochi Arora and Parichita Choudhury.

YouTubeLink (go to Episode Extras in the app to access)

(Video hosted by YouTube, produced by Arora & Choudhury, 2013)

Jul 10, 2013

In this episode, Susan Chaudoir explains our recent study called ‘Ask the Surgeon’, considering what pre-clinical medical students want to know about surgery

Jul 2, 2013
Congrats to elective student Danica Kindrachuk who has just completed our first ever Surgery 101 / surgical education elective here at the U of A. She is now heading home to the University of Saskatchewan after spending 2 weeks with our team, and the podcasts she worked on will be featured here soon! You can email us at surgerypodcast@gmail.com to apply for an education elective with us! Our second surgical education elective student starts on Monday!
Jul 2, 2013

We have started work on Surgery 101 Studios! :D

You’ll be hearing much more about this in the weeks and months ahead, but for now here’s a sneak peek from our first shoot!

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Jul 2, 2013

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada has just issued an excellent report on resident duty hours, safety and fatigue. It’s sensible and balanced, and it’s great read! Click the image below for the summary.

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Jul 2, 2013

At last night’s meeting of the League of Surgical Educators, we reviewed Hill & Vaughan’s paper on gendered medical student experiences in surgery, “The only girl in the room: how paradigmatic trajectories deter female students from surgical careers.” The paper was excellent and stimulated a wide-ranging discussion about career decisions for all medical students. Lessons I took away from the discussion were:

1. You only have one life, and you have to decide for yourself how to live it. All choices have consequences, and every path you take will contain regrets.

2. Don’t take anyone else’s word for it when you’re making important decisions about your life. Don’t let anyone tell you what you can’t be.

3. Becoming a physician is hard, regardless of which speciality you choose. There are plenty of other specialities which require hard work and dedication, and plenty of unhappy doctors in non-surgical specialities. The narrative about a surgical career requiring sacrifice is a powerful one (see also: Grey’s Anatomy), but it’s not necessarily true and it doesn’t have to be that way if you don’t want.

4. We need more good people in surgery, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation or class.

Click on the image below for the abstract.

 

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Jun 7, 2013

In this episode, Krista Lai discusses medical students' attitudes to online professionalism and the use of social networking software.

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May 31, 2013

In this episode, Kerry Wong discusses the use of medical television dramas in the teaching of medicine and surgery.

May 24, 2013

In this video episode, Dr Jonathan White considers the advantages and potential challenges associated with using mobile computing devices such as the iPhone in medical education.

YouTube link

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